There are certain characteristics that separate tennis from any other sport. The flashy outfits. The intense mental requirements and strategic execution. The respectful viewing etiquette. The distinctive grunts.
Then I remember. I jump out of bed, and excitement rushes through me as I race through my morning routine, suddenly eager to begin my day.
It’s my first day as a ballgirl in the Bank of the West Classic.
We are all 110-percent engrossed at this great University in our own worlds with little time to venture beyond. But every once in a while, something so special occurs in our universe here at Stanford that it deserves special attention and consideration. This can happen in the classroom, in a lecture series, in performing arts or in a multitude of other areas.
Birthday girl Victoria Azarenka got two presents at the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford’s Taube Family Tennis Stadium this past weekend. One was a mis-hit tennis ball in the rear end from doubles partner Maria Kirilenko, part of a dismal semifinal performance on Saturday that knocked the pair out of the tournament…