tsts

email_us_left_rail_box_85x40 staff_directory_left_rail_box_85x40
contact_us_left_rail_box_85x40 top_jr_tournaments_left_rail_box_85x40
join_jr_team_left_rail_box_85x40 join_adult_team_left_rail_box_85x40
ntrp_tournaments_left_rail_box_85x40 age_level_tournaments_left_rail_box_85x40
search_in_tennislink
jr_tournaments_left_rail_box_85x40 jr_rankings_left_rail_box_85x40
find_jtt_left_rail_box_85x40 adult_rankings_left_rail_box_85x40
usta_league_left_rail_box_85x40 adult_tournaments_left_rail_box_85x40
 
facebook_60x47instagram_60x47_16twitter_60x47

tennislink_left_rail_180x65
 
tenniswarehouse_180
 
USTAS_en_Espanol_18
 
 

Carolina Blouin Playing for the U.S. Suzanne Lenglen Cup

Opening Ceremonies

Carolina Blouin

The U.S. Suzanne Lenglen Cup team: Mary Dailey, Patricia Zerdan, Carolina Blouin, Sophie Woorons-Johnston.
Lenglen_Cup_team,_Dailey,_Zerdan,_Blouin,_Woorons-Johnston-001
Sunday was a day full of activities.
 
We (Suzanne Lenglen Cup W35s team) were glad and relieved that Sophie arrived well and ready to go. The long trip did not seem to have much of an affect on her as she told us she slept a lot. What a blessing! It takes me a full dose of Ambien to sleep a few hours on the plane, but she practiced with us full of energy and enthusiasm!
 
After the official photos took place and before the ceremony, Sophie volunteered to wait in line to sign up for practice courts. Sophie, like me, married an American and became an American citizen many years ago after having had the green card and going through the vigorous "resident alien" process. In front of her was the French 35s team. Sophie listened to their conversation in French and said nothing until one of them recognized her from junior tennis back in France some 20 years ago. The French player was surprised to see Sophie and gave her a surprised look. Like a wolf in sheep's clothing: French girl, USA uniform. "Bad choice," she said in French. Sophie smiled and said, "We will see that on the courts!"
 
The Opening Ceremony enjoyed the participation of everyone and all the countries and teams involved. It was fairly well organized and it went fast. The Ali Bey performers wanted to impress their Eastern guests and did a few dances. I knew that would happen, and just like in New Zealand, I expected to see traditional outfits and hear traditional (Turkish music). Instead, to our surprise and dismay, the dancers came in on the central court barely dressed at all and danced Madonna's "Holiday" song.
 

Back to Carolina Blouin Playing for the U.S. Suzanne Lenglen Cup
 


Print Article Email Article Newsletter Signup Share
 
 
 
 
 
Close