Starting in 2019, Hard Rock Stadium will be the new home of the Miami Open, a two week tennis tournament in Southern Florida.
With a shovel in hand, tennis superstar Serena Williams participated in the breaking ground ceremony at the Miami Dolphin’s stadium this week. She was alongside WME/IMG co-President Mark Sharpiro, the Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, and the Miami Open Tournament Director James Blake. She was also rocking some sweet Air Jordans.
Williams owns part of the Miami Dolphins. ‘She’ll probably be the first person to win a tennis tournament she owns,’ Dolphins majority owner Stephen Ross said jokingly in an interview with ESPN
‘When I heard they were going to move it, it literally broke my heart,’ she said to the sports media outlet. ‘I’m so happy this tournament is still going to be in Miami.’
The Michigan native has won the Miami Open a whopping eight times over the course of her career.
‘I feel like Key Biscayne had some wonderful memories, especially for me, so many iconic moments (have) happened there,’ she told Local 10 News. ‘And now I feel like it’s time to start new memories and new moments, and I feel it’s going to be just as great.’
Serena still has that new mom glow. She appears to be as happy as ever, and still in great shape. I really hope she can play at least another five years. Tennis is a young woman’s game, but Serena is a freak of nature, so my guess is she’ll be playing for years to come.