This week has really been a grand inside look at what goes on the week before a major tennis competition. While I’ve never been to Wimbledon or the French Open, I imagine that most of these tournaments have a similar build-up in the days before.
This week, events have been happening all over the city. There were tennis demonstrations in the streets, children’s events and numerous sponsor/corporate events and parties involving the players. Jewelry maker Tiffany’shad an event with Maria Sharpova, K-Swiss had a fashion show featuring former player Anna Kournikova and of course the two players party events on August 22nd and 29th sponsored by Heineken and attended by tons of the players and celebs including Maria Sharprova, Bradley Cooper, Venus Williams, James Blake, Penn Badgley, and also theShamWow guy? (ok, that one is weird)
Not to mention there were probably numerous dinners similar to the one I had with Nadal where players came to thank their sponsors. What a week!
I hope the players have energy left for the tournament! (I’m sure they do since this is just part of the life of being a Tennis star!)