I guess we can all agree that year 2020 was horrible. I am not really optimistic about 2021, but I guess that it will be at least somewhat better.
Thank you so much for sticking with me through all these years and for supporting Women’s Tennis Blog in good and bad times. Because of the pandemic, this was the worst year for tennis since the Second World War. When it comes to Women’s Tennis Blog, bad times started even before the coronavirus hit worldwide, because my hosting company’s quality significantly reduced and the site was unexpectedly down for the entire second weekend of the Australian Open, i.e. I wasn’t able to post about the final. However, something good came out of it, as I shifted to a much more professional and reliable hosting company, so I don’t have to worry about down times any more.
Let’s all hope that the times ahead of us will bring us peace, love, harmony, health and success. Happy New Year!
Tell me in the comments below, how did you handle 2020?
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I refuse to write off a whole year. Yes for tennis it has not been good, nor for travel, which I love, or for many other things. But it has given those of us who survived the opportunity to learn something about ourselves and how we relate to others and the world and what is important to us. And that is extremely valuable.
It has been a rollercoaster ride for me. 2020 was full of opportunities despite the challenges. Happy New Year, Marija!
CLT, I’m glad your 2020 had a positive side. It wasn’t the case for me. I had a hard time enduring the lockdown and the economic crisis is making most people struggle. But let’s hope that 2021 will bring new opportunities.
Emman Damian, that’s great to hear!
Im a frontline hospital worker so in some ways its been a very tough year but in other ways I have been grateful to have a job and not have the financial worries that come with being out of work.
I really hope we get something resembling a tour for 2021. Even if its shorter and with less events, a season that involves hard, clay and grass would be great. I hope the WTA has used this off time to make some solid plans for the future that perhaps looks at other alternatives to having so many events in China. Hopefully we start to get some strong rivalries blossoming as well. Last but not least I hope we get some great on court looks.
Andy, it’s good for your that you’re viewing your job from that perspective. Really, so many people have lost their jobs and even more people will in the coming months.
When it comes to tennis, I think that this year will be far from normal, but I expect it to be much better than 2020.
Marija, thanks for the blogging in 2020. It was something we looked forward to throughout 2020 and helped us get through the year. At the beginning of the year, I was going to cut back on my hours at work, so I had scheduled in January to go to the US Open tennis tournament for the first week and also the US Women’s Open Golf tournament (LPGA) which was going to be in Houston TX. in June. Made hotel reservations for both events, but then of course the Covid-19 hit and no fans. The golf tournament was moved to December and I thought there was a chance they would let a few fans in, but it didn’t pan out. I decided at the end of the year to retire early in 2021 and if not this year, then in ’22 travel to some womens tennis and golf majors in the US and Europe! Have a blessed 2021, and keep blogging!
Jim, thank you so much for supporting my work here. I am happy if I managed to make your 2020 at least somewhat better through my blogging. I’m looking forward to spending another year with you in 2021. I am sure it will be better than 2020, at least to some extent.