Wow. It's been ages since I've blogged, so I apologize. But I've been through quite a whirlwind over here! Nevertheless, I am here and totally hooked on summer's best sporting event: The U.S. Open.

Every August, my mom and I get caught up in the sweat and glory of insanely good tennis. From the Williams sisters and their bold fashion choices to Andy Roddick and his fierce backhand, there is nothing better than a filled Arthur Ashe stadium and the back and forth of focused athletes battling it out for that grand slam title.

Just last night, we watch Maria Sharapova cut her competition out of the running in less than an hour, while Justin Gimmelstob gracefully bowed out after Roddick topped his game - Gimmelstob playing his last singles Open match.

Anyone else into the Aces and Deuces that make this sport one of the greatest?