So you love tennis?
WTA Pro is dedicated to women's tennis. No surprise there, hey. In fact, we leave all those men to get on with their tennis elsewhere. This is the realm of the woman. The only man around here is the author (me).
Now, this may sound rather strange but I don't know much about women's professional tennis. Sounds strange, hey. Considering I help run this website with the major contributor, Mark, who knows everything about women's tennis because he gives his free tips and he is exceptional at what he does.
I can almost hear your brain digesting these words as you think well, what do you do?
I run the blog, help promote the posts, and answer any question (pass them on to Mark) if someone asks an inspired question. We (the royal we) don't receive many questions which may be a good thing.
So if you can't write about women's tennis, are you just like an ornament sitting on a shelf?
How did you guess!
You wouldn't want to read my thoughts or tips about tennis regarding man, women or child. So I thought I'd opt out and write a post about Professional Women Tennis Players & Their Amazing Pets.
That's one way to get out of a tricky situation.
To be honest, there must be a lot of tennis players with adorable pets. I know of one male player who hides his pet budgie named incognito in his swimming trunks, but that's another story.
However, today, I am going to detail one of my favourite tennis players Serena Williams and her pets.
In many ways, Serena's first love was her pet Jack Russell Terrier, Jackie.
Sadly, Jackie passed away in 2015 at the age of 16. She got her beloved pet back in 1999 when she was 17, in fact, a couple of weeks before she won her first Grand Slam.
Serena said: ''Jackie Baila Pete Williams, I will miss you and your memory will live forever.''
In addition to Jackie, Serena has two other dogs Lauralei and Chip (pictured at top of page).
That's Lauralei a Shih Tzu and Christopher Chip Rafael Nadal a delightful Yorkshire Terrier.
Who doesn't love their pets?