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After watching the Australian Open, recently, I was inspired to draw a player being on the offensive. There are many female players on the tour who are so petite, yet can pack a lot of power in their volleys. In my illustration, she is charging the net and committing to an aggressive forehand swing to win the point on her own terms.

I’m having cabin fever. The weather in the Northeast is frigid. Temps are in the teens with windchill making it feel minis 20. Can’t wait to get outdoors again and play sports.

Happy Prez Day AND Happy Valentines Day All!

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Today’s competitive game of tennis is not for the faint of heart. No longer is it about gently tapping the ball back and forth. Sorry Chris Evert. Both male and female players are as muscular as a Marvel comic superhero. The loud grunting of top players, Sharapova and Azerenka, is a testament to how hard every swing of the racquet is. Here is a quick rough sketch of Goerges, who through her fiery desire to win and powerful forehand was able to beat even the number one seed, Wozniaki, in a recent clay court tournament.

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