Tuesday, April 10, 2012

40 Love Celebration

We spent a fun filled Easter weekend in Charleston with Greg's Parents this past weekend. Other than Friday, the weather was great, sunny and warm. We got a chance to walk around the battery in downtown Charleston. Beautiful houses and parks galore. If you haven't read Pat Conroy's books about Charleston, you should. Every time we're in Charleston I think about his book South of Broad and of course the classic Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell. There's also a "sequel" to Gone With The Wind called Scarlett, not written by Margaret Mitchell of course, but I still found it to be a great read. Okay, I'm done with my books about Charleston review for now.
The Pineapple Fountain
Other than walking around Charleston, we went to the Family Circle Cup on Daniel Island {where Greg's parents live}, it's a WTA tennis tournament. This was their 40th year anniversary of the tournament, and it was also the first women's only tennis tournament back in 1973. Pretty cool history, huh? So it was a big celebration called 40 Love {get it? it's a tennis score}! The original 9 women players were there, including Billie Jean King, and they named the court after her in a ceremony during the celebration. They did a bunch of exhibition matches with John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Martina Hingis, Tracey Austin, and Renee Stubbs. Several of them wore mikes during the matches, so that's always lots of fun, especially with McEnroe!
The original 9 are in the middle. Ball girls on
the left, and sponsors on the right.
McEnroe got upset, so they put a blanket on him!
Martina Hingis and Tracey Austin warming up for doubles.

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