What can be more appropriate in a bio on this site than to say tennis has always been an important part of my life, like so many others who are part of Bleacher Report. I am very excited to have found Bleacher Report. I was a contributing writer for tennisweek.com, which closed down earlier this month. The writers on that site were high-caliber professional writers, as well as tennis notables. I am equally impressed by the BR writers. They are knowledgeable and write very well.
My history with tennis: My first boyfriend taught me to play when I was 14 and I have been playing ever since. I was pretty good until in 2002, when a tennis ball hit me in my right carotid artery, which dissected a few months later and caused a stroke. I was paralyzed briefly and have since recovered 99.5 percent. However, I was left with some weakness on my left side and my balance is off somewhat. I am no longer speedy, which had been my strength as a player.
Envisioning being back on the court helped get me through it all (along with a wonderful husband, who does not play tennis, but who has a second degree black belt in Aikido) At 62, I still play and have fun. (My golf game was destroyed, however.)Other than tennis, I am a consultant in business communications and public relations. We live near Philadelphia but plan to move to Sarasota, FL, where I can play all year round.
It's a tiny bit late as it took longer than expected to write it, but my review of 2009 is finally here! Last year's one won the AOTD award and hopefully I've done enough on this one to equal that feat, but I'll leave you to be the judge of that!
With 25 great moments from 12 different sports, and with everyone from Barcelona to France, the Yankees to the Lakers, and Usain Bolt to Tiger Woods there is something for everyone in this slideshow, plus a ranked top ten as the final slide!
If you get a chance would you mind checking it out? Cheers!