sunday survey: a hitting partner for the ages


Tomorrow night the DC metro area will host arguably its biggest tennis event of the year as World Team Tennis puts on its annual Smash Hits charity event at American University. Billie Jean King will play the honorable hostess, joined by a cast of tennis (and non tennis!) greats: Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi, Anna Kournikova and Elton John. A good friend of TSF is DC-bound for the evening of big time tennis and big(ger) personalities.

It got us thinking: If you could play tennis with any one individual from throughout history, who would it be and why?

Don’t like our options here? Create your own in the comments section.

(photo by Patty Boh via flickr)



  1. says

    Classified under the 1st category, “tennis great” — definitely Monica Seles. I want to see just how those precise laser shots come in at you.

  2. Johanna says

    For what it’s worth – and so amazingly odd to group them together, Obama and Palin wish they were in the same league as Aung San Suu Kyi. Back to tennis – I’m sure Elton John is a fun dubs partner.

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