All this talk about value has left me exhausted this week! I'm done with it now, so time to take things down a notch as we go into Christmas and here is my gift to all of you! As you'll have noticed, I've been sharing with you the best photos from the new WTA advertising campaign 'Strong Is Beautiful'. This photoshoot was actually nothing to do with the WTA originally. It was produced by the New York Times in 2010, who shot some of the world's top female players as part of a piece entitled 'The Beauty of the Power Game'. The WTA later adopted the images, presumably for a large wedge of cash! The still pics are fabulous but it's the original videos that are most striking, so here they are for your perusal, in super-slow-motion:
New York Times Photoshoot Videos
And the article that accompanied it:
'How Power Has Transformed Women's Tennis'
And here's another Christmas treat, world number 60, Romania's Sorana Cirstea: