Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Welcome, 2011!

Wow, the new year has really gotten off in full swing, huh? (no pun intended with "swing" even though this is a tennis blog; just thought it'd be a good word to use.)

Anyway, enough with all that etymology talk: Let's talk tennis!

It seems like there are a LOT of top players out there mixing it up at the various stops on the ATP and WTA tours. You have the Hopman Cup with Novak Djokovic, Ana Ivanovic, Andy Murray and Justine Henin mixing it up out there.

On the ATP Tour in Chennai, India, Tomas Berdych is the top seed and playing well. Brisbane features Andy Roddick, Robin Soderling and Marcos Baghdatis among the talent. And how about the big one in Doha with a couple of guys named Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as the top two seeds?

The WTA is also in Brisbane with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (watch out for her in '11) and Marion Bartoli still standing. In Hobart, Maria Sharapova is the top seed, gearing up for the year ahead.

Anyway, I hope I don't sound too much like a press release for both tours and what to look forward to, but as a tennis fan, I don't think you can't help but feel some excitement!

(Photo: AP)