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ATP in Cincy

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Yesterday, a friend and mine went to the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women’s Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, OH.  It was really the first tennis matches I have ever been to, and it was awesome.  The first thing that struck my friend and I were the souvenirs being sold.  We walked in and noticed there were chic purses and fine jewelry being sold.  Whoa!  Where are we?  We’re used to going to Reds games and the best thing being sold is a $1 hot dog.  We were in a different world.

We watched the first doubles match for a set and then decided to walk around the arena.  We found out very quickly that there is all kinds of great SWAG to get at a tennis match.  SWWWAAAGGG!!!!  (Stuff we all get).  So after picking up banana smoothie samples, pens, note pads, chip clips, sun tan lotion, hand sanitizer, candy and lip balm, we were feeling pretty good about ourselves.  On top of all the Swag, there were also several raffles to enter.  We signed up for two raffles that were for laptops, one being the new laptop minis.  The other raffle was for brand new windows for your home, which I would have loved!  There was a raffle for the chance to flip the coin at the finals on Sunday, but I wasn’t interested.  Here’s hoping I get a call and win a new laptop!  I signed up at the Dell raffle several times with different email addresses.  I recently won a pop up book on a blog, so I’m feeling lucky.

The rest of the day was exciting because I got to watch Roger Federer dominate.  He is an absolute machine.  It was a treat to watch him dispose of his opponent, Hewitt.

Roger Federer - ATP Cincinnati

Roger Federer - ATP Cincinnati