game, set and match

First Lady Michelle Obama takes part in a Let’s Move tennis clinic with John McEnroe at the US Open

….with James Blake

….. with Serena Williams

Chairman of the Board and President of the USTA Jon Vegosen, MaliVai Washington, Billie Jean King, James Blake, First Lady Michelle Obama, Serena Williams and Katrina Adams participate in the Let’s Move!

….. at day 12 of the US Open

…. with Billie Jean King

…. with daughter Sasha watching the match between John Isner and Andy Murray

66 Responses to “game, set and match”

  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    September 9, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Could Mrs. O be any cuter?

    • 2 cuphalffull
      September 9, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      We have the coolest, most beautiful, warmest, loveliest, smartest, most creative, inspiring, fantastic First Lady, don’t we? Thanks to her ideas and plans with Mrs Biden to create Joining Forces, our OFA group in our rural MIdwest county is having our first event tonight. Its going to be a wonderful project. I am also thinking about how I can build on Mrs. Obama’s day of play ideas in our community.

      • 3 jacquelineoboomer
        September 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm

        cuphalffull – Love your news about your OFA group’s event! Also, thanks for the reminder about the Day of Play, Sept. 24. My eight-year-old granddaughter (who loves Mrs. Obama and sees her on Nickelodeon all the time, and can quote her) and I were talking about that this summer, and I promised to remind her!

  2. 4 Fred
    September 9, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  3. 5 StR
    September 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    O No She’s wearing Puma’s – that has to be a sign!!!1!

    • 6 LOL
      September 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      Maybe she is secretly a part of the (P)arty (U)nity (M)y (A)ss wing of the Professional Left.

      Fox News Headline: Is Michelle Obama secretly planning to challenge her husband in 2012?

  4. 7 utaustinliberal
    September 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    FLOTUS is in excellent form and she looks gorgeous as usual; promoting health and fitness. Could James Blake be any hotter? Hubba Hubba Come to Mama! πŸ˜‰

    • 8 Sue in Minnesota
      September 9, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      James Blake works for me πŸ˜‰ What a hunk!

      • 9 HZ
        September 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm

        Yes, he does, Sue. James Blake’s life gives us another great story to look at and how he overcame so many of life’s challenges. His accident,and his illness, and his dad’s illness and death, but he came through it all. What an inspiration. I can see the thrill and respect that his hug carries with it for our lovely First Lady. FlOTUS is the most involved, active, personable, caring, gracious, and love for people in ANY FLOTUS that I have seen in my lifetime. Thank you, our lovely and beautiful First Lady, Michelle Obama.HZ

        • 10 Fred
          September 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm

          well he and the President have a few things in common.Both he and the Prez went to Harvard;both he and our man are biracial and both he and the President lost a parent at a fairly young age to cancer and are Best Selling authors πŸ˜‰

      • 11 roh108
        September 9, 2011 at 4:23 pm

        Serena is Totally GORGEOUS Herself. She is HOT, HOT, HOT. ONE HOT MAMA!!!!!

  5. 12 Doris
    September 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    GO FIRST LADY, GO!!!! πŸ˜€

    • 13 Mel
      September 9, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      She is stuninly beautiful I have never seen any FLOTUS of our country in my life time like our present FLOTUS
      doing and be engage in so many things for our coutry teh Military, families children,and so on.beautiful. beautiful.

  6. 14 meabloom
    September 9, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Yay FLOTUS!!! She looks like she is serving up some serious game. That third photo is serious.
    Go FLOTUS!!


  7. 15 itgurl_29
    September 9, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    So cool! I hope they have some video of this. We are so lucky to have such a lively and active First Lady.

  8. 16 nospin
    September 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I have such respect for FLOTUS. She is doing great things for this country and especially for the kids.

    Excellent role model for girls.

  9. September 9, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    That’s my home girl. You go on wid yo bad self. Looking good as always. i luvs me some FLOTUS.

  10. 19 Sue in Minnesota
    September 9, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Gorgeous….energetic and inspirational. Have fun Michelle. We’ve got your back too!

  11. September 9, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I have been seeing commercials about how Mrs. Obama is going to be on The Extreme Home Makeover show. this is where they help a family in need, tear down their house and then build a new one. A tear jerker show. It is so cool that she will be doing this.

    Michelle Obama to Appear on β€˜Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,’ Promote Outreach to Homeless Vets
    taped in July appears in October, if they are already playing ads for it that is a full month of good press for PBO paid for by HGTV

    I love this first family


  12. 23 Fred
    September 9, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Mal Washington and Katrina Adams were there too πŸ˜€ and it’s on CBS News;they showed her again sitting next to the widow of Arthur Ashe and Billy Jean King πŸ˜€

  13. September 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Thank you to our beautiful (inside and out) First Lady…she is in every sense of the word a LADY.
    After her somber look last night it is so nice to see her radiant smile. Do what is right and in your heart, don’t let the _astards take way your light.

  14. 25 PoliticalJunkessa
    September 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Gorgeous! I ♥ First Lady Michelle Obama. Looking just as fly as she wanna look!

  15. 26 edp4bho
    September 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    When I first saw that first pic, I said, there she is πŸ˜€ So good to see her beautiful smile again after a little bit. Right now, a caller on Rev Al is stating what the msm won’t tell you is that there were thousands and thousands of people, even being bussed in, a sea of black, white, Asian, Latino, a massive scene, which wrapped around the entire campus of the U of Richmond; even the local affiliate kept the camera on one small scene of the crowd. He is saying it was absolutely beautiful. So there, a first-hand report, from this caller, to Rev Al, by my little hands πŸ˜€

  16. September 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I completely support Serena Williams’ choice of clothing as well.

  17. 30 HZ
    September 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Hopefully, Rev.Al will mentioned it on his show, ofcourse doing his homework beforehand. That is what we need to keep doing, spreading the word. That is how we keep out POB’s back. Put all of our collective good energy together. It works, my TOD Family, as we so well know. Chips keep telling us to stay on the issues, keep it positive, and respectful. The world sees the ugly and unkind people too much. Let’s show them the good about us. This is our opportunity.HZ

  18. September 9, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I love it! I love tennis and I love FLOTUS! She looks gorgeous!!!

  19. 32 Me4obama
    September 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    My Michelle πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ when you smile, I smile.

  20. 34 Lightfoot
    September 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Why is the first lady soooo freaking awesome?!

  21. 35 carolyn
    September 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Gorgeous pictures…..now, can people stop talking about her serious look last night…(Ed Schultz ) That was serious business last night, and she knows it, and she knows her husbsand has been under threat. If that had been my husband, my stomach would have been in knots hoping that no stupid Congressman yelled something stupid again. She is strong and wonderful. You all know how it is when someone you love is being threatened! We can all take it for ourselves….but our children or our spouse….that is a whole different story.
    So glad she’s having fun today and looking relaxed. The President is doing fine, people love him, and I think FINALLY people are waking up that he can’t do it all on his own!

    • September 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

      nicely said carolyn, I had no idea folks were saying stuff about FLOTUS, thanks for letting us know.

      • 37 edp4bho
        September 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm

        We were only sort of speculating on her apparent mood, is all. We meant no harm……quite the contrary. We are as concerned about her as we are her husband, and family on whole. And because of that, I think we are in high alert for anything related to them.

        • 38 GGail
          September 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm

          Do we really expect FLOTUS to walk around smiling all day every day? Don’t you have different facial expressions? Let’s be realistic and keep the speculation in our heads.

          • September 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm

            Ah GG, we like to see her happy, is all; we don’t expect her to be always smiling. Anyways, we’ll be more circumspect with our concerns in future. No worries.

          • 41 hopefruit2
            September 9, 2011 at 6:46 pm

            I guess when folks are used to seeing drugged up and botoxed stepford wife first ladies, whose facial expressions are the same whether they’re happy, sad, anxious, proud, frustrated, elated, it’s kinda difficult to deal with a first lady who has a face that changes and moves and is not in one set expression 24/7.

          • 42 EDP4BHO
            September 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm

            Well, no, we don’t expect that, but surely the concern will come up again, as long as we are this engaged in such a fine First Family. They are in my prayers constantly, so I will always be aware of how the mood in this country, sometimes so hateful, is affecting them, much as I would be concerned for my own family. It is what it is.

        • September 9, 2011 at 5:25 pm

          You know, WHATEVER, it was, is or might be, we need to LET IT GO. Whatever……we’ll never know. Besides above everything else she’s a parent. Parents sometimes get those looks too. So lets end all conversation about FLOTUS’s demeanor and move. IMHO!

          • 44 anniebella
            September 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm

            yardarm756, i agree with you, because all people are doing is speculating and when you do that you can make a mountain out of a mohill. I guess that is how the saying goes. It might not or might had been something, but we won’t know unless she speaks about it. it’s her choice. So yardarm756, I’m going to do what you.

  22. September 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Good Grief she is Gorgeous.. and sooo gracious. Beautiful hairstyle in the orange outfit. I just love her and especially love her attention to our children~

  23. September 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I have missed seeing this wonderful lady. She is her husband’s greatest asset and strength. I pray for them everyday.

  24. 47 Dakota
    September 9, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    We have got the coolest FLOTUS ever! A perfect role model! She makes my heart full…her entire family does. I am a BIG tennis fan and it’s so great to see the FLOTUS show off with the pros. And yes…James Blake is very hot! Highly recommend his book…quite moving and inspirational.

  25. 48 Fred
    September 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    happy reading πŸ˜€

    First Lady Michelle Obama visits US Open, plays 10 and Under Tennis

    you have got to work on that serve Mich πŸ˜‰

  26. 50 CEB
    September 9, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Good to see her smiling and having a good time. Even one of my students noticed her look last night and wondered about it. I love how she loves and shines with beauty,health, grace, and confidence. As I have said before, the Obama family is one of the best things that has happened to this country in a long time.

  27. 51 GGail
    September 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Wonderful pictures! Thanks Chipsticks πŸ™‚

  28. 52 Fred
    September 9, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    the First Lady is still in NY and she’s watching Nadal against Roddick πŸ˜€

    If anyone is at work and can’t watch there livestreams;just click on any that says Nadal/Roddick and enjoy πŸ˜€

    John McEnroe is still thinking our Michelle for coming at the Open and for promoting tennis πŸ˜€

  29. 53 anniebella
    September 9, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Did you guys see the First Lady, they show her on tv at the tennis match with a bunch of kids with her, smiling and claping their hands, and I believe I saw Sasha Obama. Look like they are having fun. I think McEnroe can’t stop praising FLOTUS.

    • 54 anniebella
      September 9, 2011 at 5:50 pm

      How would it be for any of us to have a camera in our face 24/7, everything you do, every place you go, people are watching you and talking.and if you not smiling or you look a certain way people start thinking something is wrong. Some days you just might feel bad, and you don’t feel like smiling, then people start speculating, oh what’s wrong with so and so. When to be honest, there isn’t a one of us who don’t have our bad days, except ours isn’t before the world. Let’s always keep POTUS, FLOTUS, Malia, Sasha, Grandma Robinson, in our prayers. We love them and we’re so proud of them.

    • 55 P
      September 9, 2011 at 6:57 pm

      Yes Sasha and Malia were there also. Did you see how cute Sasha looked sitting on her mommy’s lap..like a little baby; she’s so innocent. Malia looked gorgeous as usual. I think both girls play tennis so this was quite an outing. I am sure meeting Serena will get some talks at school. Anyone who is honest and truthful will not be able to stop praising FLOTUS..she’s the epitome of the word FIRST LADY!!! She so full of live and has beautiful skin. Wish I was a couple shades darker her skin just glows..I love it!!!

    • 56 Jessica
      September 9, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      I see Sasha but no pics of Malia. I know she was there?

  30. 57 Andogriff
    September 9, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks so much for these pics, Ms Chips! FLOTUS looks stunning, gorgeous hairstyle and clothes…. and taller than Serena! Lovely to see them.

  31. 58 QuietObserver
    September 9, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I don’t know what she’s been doing lately, but Michelle looks about 10 yrs younger in the face. Very youthful with naturally glowing skin. Oh, and I think that hair style she’s been rocking looks great on her. πŸ™‚

  32. 59 CEB
    September 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Wow, more great pics! Love the ones of FLOTUS and Sasha in the midst of all of the kids laughing and having a great time. Good to see Mrs. Robinson there as well.

  33. September 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    She is my inspiration in so many ways! Wow. And yes, QuietObserver, I agree. She just radiates beauty, not just externally, but from within!

    • 61 anniebella
      September 9, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      Sasha looks just like Michelle, and Malia looks like Barack. The family play tennis together. Now Michelle has to take up golf, I can imagine the President saying nope, nope, nope.

  34. 62 EDP4BHO
    September 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    We have the most publicly engaged First family ever. Just looking at how people surround them, and simply enjoy being in their presence. It is reciprocal from the Obama family as well. Even the girls are so giving of themselves. Folks, I see a once in a lifetime event in this presidency, and we would do well to savor every available moment of it we can, so we will be able to give first-hand knowledge to our heirs. Internet is one thing, but they will need to know how we personally felt during this time.

  35. September 9, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Nice pics Chips! Michelle looks great…love the shades and that outfit. I’ve missed seeing her.

  36. 66 firefly
    September 12, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Sasha is such a ham!! She’s going to be something else!! I’m so in love with this family!!

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