30 Days of Tennis Challenge – Day 2: Favorite women’s player
July 28, 2011 5 Comments
Not hard to figure this one out, eh? Unless you just met me – and since she doesn’t play since Roland Garros (please I don’t even want to remember that), this mean you still haven’t Twitter-witnessed me during one of her matches. Might not be the best experience, mainly if you’re not a fan.
But why? Well, as you know, when I started following tennis for good she was already retired, and quickly Elena Dementieva became my favorite. But Kim then announced her return for the US Open Series. All I knew about her was: she was one of the best in her days, but had dropped the career to pursue a family. She indeed came back, played two events and in the third… well, she won the US Open. So, the obvious answer is:
TOO MUCH CUTENESS.
Kimmie’s style – I just can’t picture her screaming at someone or killing kitties with high heels – just… caught me. The way she kicked ass throughout her 2009 comeback, beating Venus and Serena and then the title plus celebration with Jada, well. Was enough for me.
And did I mention she is VERY GOOD at this tennis thing? She quickly made her way back to the top-10 – and even the #1 this year (though falling again the very next week).
After the different emotions – ranging from the Australian Open title this year and the 2nd round loss at the French Open – and despite not watching her prior to the first retirement, I can call Kim my all-time favorite. And, to be honest, I doubt someone will ever take her place – even after the definitive retirement (probably next year).
Also on this list:
2- Yanina Wickmayer
3- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
4- Alexandra Dulgheru
5- Marion Bartoli