Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tennis Tennis Tennis

Sunday was my yearly road trip to Palm Springs for the BNP Paribas Tennis Open. After a slight hiccup in traveling - a wacky windshield wiper wouldn’t wipe - the sun came out and the clouds went wherever clouds go when they’re unable to spit down any more rain, and we were able to continue along without windshield wiper worry.

Arriving a bit late we missed the first set of the Women’s Finals, but did see the final set where Russian Vera Zvonareva beat Serbian Ana Ivanovic for the coveted title (7-6, 6-2).

Next came the Men’s Finals with Rafael Nadal from Spain upsetting Andy Murray from Great Britain 6-1, 6-2. It was a great match. Some of the serves were over 100 miles per hour.

The wind in Palm Springs was a force of nature swirling up a storm of sand. It proved quite difficult for the players. At times the wind carried the ball in directions no one anticipated. It made for some great tennis moments.

Here are some photos:

Afterwards we feasted on a delicious dinner at the Cork Tree Restaurant in Palm Springs, and then it was the long journey back to Los Angeles.

I love tennis. I love going to the games.

I eagerly await next year.

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