Recently a professional tennis player hit a serve that not only missed the court, but it went into the crowd, about 20 rows deep. This is professional tennis, at one of the biggest tournaments of the year. And this was not just some no-name tennis player, it was Li Na, who is ranked #5 in the world, and made it to the final of the Australian Open. It’s kinda refreshing that a great player can have an amateur-like moment… it made me feel better about my game. It also goes along with one of my favorite sayings while playing sports: “It happens to the best of us”. (And it’s ironic, because the next time I played tennis, I went for a full-power backhand winner with topspin, but the ball hit the frame instead, sending it really high in the air and sailing over the fence.)
I like how the crowd cheered when it happened. And the camera had to zoom way out to see where the ball landed. At least she has a good sense of humor and could joke about it afterward.