I tried to get this post up yesterday, but I was up WAY too late, partially to get myself on the Australian Open schedule, but also because I was analyzing the draw for hours, so do me a favor and take a look at some interesting women's and men's first round matches here and here. With that said, if you missed the Rally For Relief yesterday, which was an exo to raise money for the devastating floods in Queensland, and if you are a true tennis fan......
Dude. You. Missed. Out.
The first half cast was: Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray, Justine Henin, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Pat Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt, and umpire/emcee Jim Courier. They were split into two different teams, Gold and Green, to compete. At this point I don't completely remember who was playing on what team because it got a little wild out there.
At times you had A-Rod facing 3 ladies because "men like options." At times there was some singles going on between the players, but, the best is when Ana (you flirty girl you) was on the court. The men definetely played up her sex appeal, and she and Andy Murray had a bit of a grunt fest when they hit the ball. Seriously sounded like sexy-times (and YES, it was on purpose.)
Ana was definitely the break out star, (we all know Nole and A-Rod can hold their own at an expo). All the funny sexual innuendo, (example her telling Novak to get behind her, and then saying "well, you know what I mean") her giggle fits, and tweeners......she just seems like a delightful person, and I am now officially an AnaKAD.
Other highlights: Nole the photographer, and A-Rod the linesman. Yes, he went there and called footfaults, even saying it was their right foot. If you don't know what I mean, you need to google: US Open, Andy Roddick, and footfault. I'm SURE it will pop up.
The 2nd half was less entertaining where we had some doubles action between Roger Federer, Kim Clijsters, Samantha Stosur, and Rafael Nadal.
The unfortunate part was that they didn't mike up the players, so after all the guffawing during the 1st half, it got strangely quiet.
It got a little better when the women took on the men and won with a fabulous forehand winner from Kim! And then we got to see this:
Hopefully it will be loaded on YouTube at some point and I can share it with you if you didn't see it. Don't forget if you want to donate to the Queensland Relief Fund, click here.
Photos: Australian Open website, Getty Images, AP
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