Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Week-End of Tennis

We are very lucky to live only 4 hours away from Cincinnati where they hold what is now called the Western and Southern Open.  It used to be the Cincinnati Open, but it has grown and is now a significant event on the ATP Tennis circuit.

The best thing about this tournament is that it is held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.  It was built just for tennis and there isn't a bad seat in the house.  It feels amazingly intimate for a sports venue.  I was able to get to court side for photos during warm up.

Here are some of the highlights:

Roger Federer

You can't really appreciate how brilliant he is until you see if play live.  There is just no comparison.  It doesn't heard that he is truly beautiful as completely supported by the group of women sitting behind us.  They came from North Carolina and are admitted "Roger stalkers".

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

Novak Djokovic

And here was the closest I was able to get to Rafa Nadal.  It's not much...but it's something.

And Breslyn was the biggest trouper of all considering we sat in unrelenting sun for hours.

You go Bres!!


  1. Hello Lindalou...your little Breslyn has grown so much. I believe the last time I visited your blog (or that of anyone else) she had just been born.

    Looks like you saw plenty of tennis stars.

  2. lucky you!! my husbands mom is still playing tennis and watching and going to big tennis age 78...she loves loves this sport too!!

  3. What fabulous photos. It sounds like you really enjoyed the day. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. love that cyber photo! I could be a federer stalker...