Saturday, September 15, 2007

U.S. Open

Tennis is the BEST sport in the world! The U.S. Open was on the last few weeks so I was able to watch a little tennis. I got to watch 3 great matches. I watched the quarterfinal match between Venus Williams & Jelena Jankovic- Venus won after playing all 3 sets and a tiebreaker. The second game I watched was the semifinal match between Venus Williams & Justine Henin. That was such a great game & by far my favorite game to watch out of the 3. Both the players played a really awesome game and the action was so intense I just couldn't stop watching it. Henin beat out Venus 7-6, 6-4 taking her to the finals to play against Svetlana Kuznetsova. I've never really had a favorite player in tennis, I mean the Williams sisters are cool and all but they have always seemed a little too showy and self confident to me. After watching the match between Venus and Henin though I officially think Justine Henin is AWESOME. She is only one of two people to beat both the Williams sisters in the same tournament, she goes for EVERY ball no matter how impossible it may seem and actually gets to almost every one, she moves up to the net which I think is totally awesome, she plays great volleys, she has great strategy & accuracy when it comes to making a shot & she is only 5 ft. 5 in. which is pretty impressive that she can win considering the average tennis player is over 6 ft. It's no wonder that she is number one in the world- SHE'S LIKE SUPER WOMAN! In the finals she took an easy victory over Kuznetsova making it her second time taking the championship at the U.S. Open AND (I'm so jealous) also taking home a check for 1.2 MILLION dollars. Every time I watch tennis it makes me excited to play. It's been quite a while since I've played so I'm probably pretty bad now but if anyone wants to play let me know. It might be nice to get out and play especially since it's finally starting to cool down.

1 comment:

  1. Let's go!! I even got a little better raquet, not that it will help my game much!