Back From the O to the H

Well I’m back from Cincinnati, although this entry would have been a little more interesting had I written it on Monday like I had originally intended, but I digress. I should actually clarify that I wasn’t in Cincinnati, but rather at the Western & Southern tennis tournament in the smaller town of Mason, Ohio, just north of Cin City. (See what I did there?) Silliness aside, I really do love visiting this town every year for the tournament. It’s got a nice selection of restaurants, has friendly natives, and for those who aren’t into tennis, a few other attractions.

  • King’s Island Amusement Park
  • The Grizzly 18-hole golf course
  • Outlet stores within 30 minutes
  • Several pubs
  • Mason Arts Festival (held once a year)
Although these attractions sound great, Alex and I were there strictly for the tournament. We had tickets to Thursday’s night match, Friday’s day and night match, and Saturday’s night match. We enjoyed the night matches much more, as it was far less hot and humid. Plus, we hate the sun! Our first night match was Roger Federer against James Blake.

Roger Federer (3)

James Blake (63)

Federer finished this guy off with a score of  6-4 6-1. The next match we attended was on Friday afternoon. Rafael Nadal went head-to-head with Mardy Fish, but sadly he lost  6-3 6-4.

Rafael Nadal (2)

Mardy Fish (8)

The evening match on Friday was between Novak Djokovic and Gael Monfils, which ended with Djokovic winning   3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Gael Monfils (7)

Novak Djokovic (1)

On Saturday evening, we caught  Maria Sharapova beating Vera Zvonareva  2 – 6 6 – 3 6 – 3. Not only was I completely blown away by Sharapova’s power, but that she was so thin. Oh and did I mention practically 6’1″?

Maria Sharapova (4)

Vera Zvonareva (2)

Finally we ended our trip with my all time favorite player, Jelena Jankovic playing Andrea Petkovic. She whooped her butt with a score of  3-6 6-1 6-3.

Andrea Petkovic (9)

Jelena Jankovic (13)

We had a blast in Cincinnati, but I was definitely ready to get home to my babies!

Don't we look like we're having a blast?!

For the rest of my photos, check my Flickr account.

My Healthy Choice of the Day: I loaded up on veggies and hummus at lunch so I wouldn’t snack the rest of the day. It worked!

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