I had the most fabulous weekend, the sun was shining the bird were singing (thank god in a tree really far away from me- I'm petrified of birds).
It was just one of those weekends surrounded by fun loving carefree people, which is what I’m trying to be this year! That’s my New Years Resolution to be more carefree! But back to the weekend, drinks with the girls in the sun, cranking some hard beats and hitting up the d-floor! And the was all just on Saturday.
Sunday I was lucky enough to purchase some tickets to the rally for Relief at Rod laver Arena, and I’m glad I did was such a fantastic day, besides i practically melted in the sun and have a nasty forehead burn!! But it was for the flood victims so I’ll keep my suffering to myself!
For those who don't know the rally for relief was a fundraiser on the eve of the Australian Open to raise some much needed funds for the Queensland flood victims’.
The players such as Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and my new love Novak Djokovic, all made there way to the courts, providing some much need comic relief.
The game was nothing to be taken serious with Andy Roddick making passes at anything in a skirt and sometime even the boys! Ball girls, lines men and 3 players against 1 all battled it out in teams of Green and Gold captained by 2 Aussie greats Pat Rafter and Leyton Hewitt.
At one stage Djokovic left the court altogether to try his hand at photography, thoroughly enjoying the cameras extended zoom which he pointed at Caroline Wozniacki as she posed in a figure-hugging pink and white ensemble. "I can see more than you think!" quipped Djokovic.
It was a fantastic day, with everyone who was involved feeling ebullient from the day of helping others.
All us ticket buying fans, helped to raise over A$300,000 (£187,000), corporate sponsors also help out and Queensland Energy Services said they would match anything we made within the next 2 weeks of the Australian Open.
Sam Stosur also piped in she'll donate A$500 for every ace she hits during the tournament, also with the Governing bodies of the men's and women's tours donating A$10 for every ace hit in the tournament.
Let the ACE tennis begin, (see what I did there) the Australian Open starts today!
Tennis luminaries suporting flood relief: (Top row L-R) Former tennis player Jim Courier of the U.S., Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, Andy Murray of Britain, Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, Patrick Rafter of Australia, Rafael Nadal of Spain, Andy Roddick of the U.S. , Roger Federer of Switzerland, Sam Stosur of Australia, (bottom row L-R) Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, Vera Zvonareva of Russia, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters of Belgium. Photo: Reuters
Djokovic and Murray, spreading the love.
Lleyton Hewitt of Australia and Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrate winning a point. Photo: Getty Images