|Ah Elena..hard to believe we've been without you for a year|
So, when I got to learn (a wee bit early) about who was coming to play next year, I FREAKED OUT!
|We shall 'meet' again!|
Yes, some would say this was a risky signing given Venus awful year of injuries and her recent health issues, but with any player, big name or small, there's always a risk. But that's sport. It will be absolutely amazing to see Venus set foot onto the ASB Tennis Centre courts.
As Social Media Manager, I'll be there for all the behind the scenes action: meeting the seeds, player function party, media conferences, etc. So, pretty likely I will get to meet Venus (and the other players yet to be named). I have joked that I'll need a sedative and I really will! I got emotional when I was simnply downloading a photo to use for our website (check it out www.asbclassic.co.nz) - just amazing to me that of all the players we could have playing in Auckland, we get one of my all-time favourites! It's surreal.