I happened to take a seat (on a concrete ledge) for the 45 singles final between Mariana Hollman and Shelly Works. Talk about counterpunchers! These ladies battled for over four hours in very warm and very humid conditions. I was amazed. I learned more about singles strategy watching these two go at it for 2 hours than I ever could in 2 hours of lessons. Hollman ultimately prevailed 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 but I think it could have gone either way. The most amazing thing to me was that if I ran into either of these two women in the grocery store, I would no more think they were high-level tennis tournament champs than I would think they were astronauts. They just looked like two regular women. Albeit with massively muscled thighs and super cut arms.
It was a great day watching fabulous ladies playing wonderful tennis. I wish I could have seen more. My consolation - the U.S. Men's Clay Court Tournament qualifying rounds start at the end of this week and I am a volunteer! So I plan to have lots to see about tennis players and tournaments over the next two weeks. Stay tuned!
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