life list: see professional tennis live
So last Friday, my SIL, The Brother, Hubby, and I went to see professional tennis live. Turns out that sometimes the pros actually come to our city. SIL found out about it and got us tickets. We saw one doubles and one singles match. Let me tell you, these folks can hit some balls. It was impressive. I'd totally go see it again.
Who are these people? Semi-finalists at the US Men's Clay Court Championship. Doubles were second-ranked Bob & Mike Bryan (USA). The defeated Nathan Healey (AUS) & Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) in two sets. The Bryans went on to win the tournament. Singles were newcomer Horacio Zeballos (ARG) who defeated #11 in the world Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) also in two sets.
Clay is a fun surface. You can actually see evidence of where the ball hit and folks can slide on it pretty easily. And you're pretty close to the action in tennis even if you were to have the worst seat in the house (which we did not). Overall, it was a fun night and concluded our sports week which started out with Opening Day 2010. Too bad the Astros can't win...