A Day at the U.S. Open


Yesterday, I had the opportunity (thanks Dad!) of going to the U.S. Open. I am normally not one for spontaneous/last minute plans, but if there was ever a lesson to be flexible and throw away the schedule sometimes, this was it. I would have missed out on a truly spectacular experience.

Truth be told, I have never understood tennis. Sure, I played one summer in camp, but that was short lived after a serve hit me dead center in the middle of my forehead... After yesterdays game, I know that there are six games in a set, the player must lead by two to win a game, and it's the best out of three sets! See!! Professional. 

While the day was long and a bit hot, it was nice to see some of the best tennis players in the world right now, especially Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams. In addition, the grounds of the stadium are absolutely beautiful, with so much to see and do (I couldn't get over the outdoor Moët & Chandon terrace). All  know is, count me in for the Open next year! 

Pictures 1-4: Arthur Ashe Stadium, Moët & Chandon terrace,  outside the stadium, waiting for the games to begin.
Pictures 5-8: First match: The men's doubles final, between Radek Stepanek and Leander Paes and the winners Mike and Bob Bryan.
Pictures 9-12: Second Match: Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova. Sharapova was definitely the crowd favorite, but Azarenka won.
Pictures 13-17: Lat Match of the day: Serena Williams and Sara Errani. Serena won. 
Picture 18: Last parting shot leaving the grounds. 


  1. Oh I am so jealous! I've always wanted to go to a big tennis tourney!

    1. After going, I am telling everyone they must!

  2. Oh wow, lucky you! I would love to go to the U.S. open sometime! Seeing the Williams sisters play would be amazing. Glad I stumbled upon your blog. I'm now following :)


    Sorry to hear about that tennis ball incident. Ouchhh

    1. I had the chance to meet them a few years back! They are so lovely and when I found out Serena was playing that day I was over the moon!

      Thank you for following! And thankfully i have recovered. I hope. :)

  3. Such a lucky lady to attend! And yikes about the forehead/tennis ball problem.. no bueno! Also, thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

    1. Definitely no bueno! Hope you had fun on your trip to NYC!