Friday, July 4, 2008

Zheng's Wimbledon Run Over

Zheng Jie's fantastic run at Wimbledon is over.

The 24-year-old tried her hardest, but could not beat Serena Williams.

At least Zheng put up a fight, losing 6-2, 7-6.

Not everyone watched the match live as it was on around midnight and ended around 2am this morning.

When the Chinese woke up this morning to hear the news, they weren't very happy and just went about their day.

But Zheng has really made a name for herself not only in China, but around the world too.

She has helped raise the profile of tennis in the country which may mean seeing more people hitting balls on the courts in China.

And she will be the one to watch come August.

Just her determination and ability to take things in stride are qualities that make her an ideal idol for young people to emulate.

And donating a good portion of her winnings to quake relief in her home province of Sichuan makes her an even greater athlete.

She deserves as much praise as the likes of Yao Ming and Liu Xiang.

She's one class act.

1 comment:

ks said...

we salute the determination and hard work of zheng jie. china is put on the map of world tennis. hope she will inspire more young chinese to pick up this game. golf will be the next hurddle for the future generation in the world of sports.