Ok Summer is officially over when we cast our tennis glare over Arthur Ashe Stadium and get ready to crown the final grand slam winners of the 2017 tennis season. The US Open is ready to get underway Monday morning and tennis fans are ready for the North America hard court season to bring forth it's ultimate main event.
This tennis season has been an interesting one to follow. The tone was set from the beginning when we went down under and turned back the clock with Roger Federer winning the Australian Open. I must admit this was a bucket list item for me, being in Melbourne and watching RFed compete was magical! Who knew at the time the only slam winners this season on the men's tour would be Federer and Nadal?
And what about the women's tour? We saw a teenager rise to adulthood in front of our very eyes when Jelena Ostapenko shocked us all taking home the French Open. And before we could blink Garbina Muguruza was a two-time grand slam champion after her Wimbledon triumph. Not to mention the return, albeit a short one, of Vika Azarenka and now Maria Sharapova at a grand slam event. We can also define the 2017 grand slam season as "Expect the Unexpected".