Earlier this week I posted about my working for the Washington Kastles during their undefeated 2011 WTT Championship season. That same day the draft was held for the upcoming 2012 WTT season and the Kastles brought back everyone who was involved with that history making title run. Sadly when the draft was complete there was one player missing from the Kastles roster. Kastles co-captain, five-time WTT Champion, winner of six doubles grand slams (two mixed doubles), and the coolest Aussie I’ve ever met, Rennae Stubbs had retired from the tennis world after the 2011 Fed Cup.
While we didn’t interact with the team very much during the regular season once we got down to South Carolina for the finals it was a whole different story, and Rennae was very quick to welcome Willis and I into the fold. The rides to the stadium in the team van with Rennae and Murphy bantering with each other were definitely weekend highlights. But nothing tops the two of them serenading Bobby with ‘Paradise By The Dashboard Light.’
Below are some of my favorite pics (and the video of Murphy and Rennae singing) of Rennae from 2011.