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I know the big news is the Royal Wedding. Did you wake up at the crack of dawn to watch it?

In other European news, the French Open begins soon. My drawing is a player doing an overhead smash. That is the best move to counter an opponent’s lob. Smack!

sketch: tennis forehand

June 10, 2017

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The French Open comes to a close this weekend. For the women, I am rooting for Simona Halep because she’s been working so hard for so long. And this is the farthest she has reached in a major. On the men’s side, I hope Nadal wins the final. He is after all the king of clay.

My sketch shows a player preparing for a forehand swing.

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The players are midway through the French Open. Only 64 players remain after round 2. My drawing shows the set up stance for a two-handed backhand.

sketch: tennis serve

June 1, 2017

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My sketch is of a player in action, serving the ball. The ball is thrown so high that it is out of frame. French Open tennis is happening now. Don’t miss out on the action!

sketch: the sweatband

June 5, 2014

tennis sweatband

tennis female standing

Roland Garros, aka the French Open, is happening May 25 to June 8.  This is my sketch of a tennis player. It has less action than my previous sport drawings, but it is a good exercise on a slightly elevated perspective of a figure.

The 2012 French Open (aka Roland Garros) is coming. The tennis tournament is happening from May 22 to June 10.

My sketch today is inspired by Rafael Nadal, the king of clay.

A sketch, capturing action of a return of serve, during the French Open. The men’s final is today. Good luck to Nadal in his attempt to match Bjorn Borg’s record of six wins of the French Open tournament. Congrats to Federer for proving he is still the best player in tennis history and for beating Djokavic’s six-month streak.

The French Open tennis tournament is currently going on.  Ana Ivanovic inspired this drawing of mine.  Unfortunately, the former number one, and winner of the 2008 French Open, is not advancing past the early rounds.  Ivanovic has one of the best forehands on the tournament, but her serve needs improvement.  Her toss is erratic, causing too many errors.

What Easter means to me is spring and warm weather.  Today is very mild in the Northeast.  And warm weather means tennis.  Here is my sketch of a player getting ready to serve the ball. Happy Easter!

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