Game, Set and Match

@FLOTUS: A behind-the-scenes look just before the First Lady & @SerenaWilliams kick off Kids’ Day at the #USOpen. #LetsMove

From left, Denis Kudla, Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams, Jack Sock, first lady Michelle Obama, center, Melanie Oudin, Donald Young, Christina McHale, Ryan Harrison, and Madison Keys

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, August 24


More in a bit, off for a Cheesy Puff sandwich 😎

91 Responses to “Game, Set and Match”

  1. 1 yardarm756
    August 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Not again!

  2. 15 Don
    August 24, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Chips, this is your greatest post yet!

  3. 20 hopefruit2
    August 24, 2013 at 3:36 pm

  4. 25 Dakota
    August 24, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Look at Melanie Oudin holding hands with the FLOTUS. Pleased and surprised.

    • 26 vcprezofan2
      August 24, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      Dakota, I saw that and thought, ‘Look at how natural that is!’ FLOTUS just puts people at ease, particularly young people. She really does! There’s no arguing with the facts.

      • 27 Dakota
        August 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm

        FLOTUS is an absolutely wonderful person, no doubt about it. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it lately, and I probably will mention it again, but I met the FLOTUS during the 2008 campaign. Love her!

    • 30 99ts
      August 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      To know her is to love her – works every time.

    • 31 arkluvspbo
      August 25, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      I caught that right away and thought that was the sweetest thing!

  5. 32 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Serena on Dave the other night

  6. 33 vcprezofan2
    August 24, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    For all that you’ve done today, Chips, you’ve permission to have more than a cheesy puff sandwich – the very thought is enough to …ugh!

  7. 34 vcprezofan2
    August 24, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I shared this at the end of the last post because it fits the morning’s narrative (and it also reminds me of Isonprize).

    • 35 Dudette
      August 24, 2013 at 3:50 pm


    • 36 Dakota
      August 24, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      Love this song! Have sung it on many occasions.

    • August 24, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      I’ve seen them many times. They are THE BOMB. Are they still performing? If so, RUN, do not walk to see them wherever they are! They make your skin tingle with their incredible words and voices. BRAVA!

      • 44 vcprezofan2
        August 24, 2013 at 4:54 pm

        I haven’t a clue if they are still performing! Wonder where they perform? It’d be awesome if they are in LA tin the upcoming week. Maybe that’s what I’ll look up later.

    • 45 nathkatun7
      August 24, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks VC for sharing this beautiful song! Ella Baker is, without a doubt, one of the most important voices of Black freedom struggle in history. She is certainly one of my heroes (or is it Sheroes). Thist song is a tribute to the words Ella Baker spoke, and the important role she played in, believing in, guiding, and inspiring, the young people who later organized the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Ella Baker was what we used to call “long distance runners” in the struggle for freedom. She started struggling in her 20’s when he joined the NAACP. During the Depression she wrote extensively about the plight of exploited black women. In the 1940’s, as a the Director of NAACP branches, she campaigned nationwide to bring young people to the organization. In the 1950’s she worked with Dr. King when he picked her to run SCLC. And in the 60s she guided students engaged in Sit-ins, Freedom Rides, Voter Registrations. By the time she passed away she had spent almost 70 years of her life fighting freedom and justice.

  8. 46 Proud Former White House Intern
    August 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Yay! I missed her so much glad I get my Flotus and staff fix!

  9. 47 donna dem 4 obama
    August 24, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Just a little something I put together of today’s experience. My pics combined with some from the AP.

  10. 60 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 3:48 pm

  11. August 24, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    OT: Just heard on CNN that UPS is cutting family healthcare coverage for their employees and blaming it on “ObamaCare”. They are saying that it will cost them too much (a billion $ company) to cover them under the ACA. We need to tweet, email, write companies that we shop online with and who send us our items via UPS. Tell them we will no longer shop with them if they use UPS because of UPS willingness to hurt their employees by taking away healthcare from their employees. UPS is lying. Everything I’ve read says that healthcare cost will decrease under the ACA.

  12. August 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Atlanta (CNN)

    “Martin Luther King Jr. taught exactly one class his entire life. It was in 1962 in Atlanta — a year before he would give his “I Have a Dream” speech in the nation’s capital….

    Eight students stayed with the class: six Morehouse men and two women from Spelman College. Among them were Julian Bond, who would go on to become a legislator, and Amos Brown, who would move out West to lead a major congregation….”

  13. 66 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm

  14. 67 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Nina doing the original version — tickling the ivories like a BOSS!!

  15. August 24, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I’m typing with my mouth full of Cheesy Puff sandwich, which is very rude, but just to let you know, LP has a terrific post ready for after this one, will post it when this gets busy/I’m out of Cheesy Puffs. See ya then.

  16. 72 Nena20409
    August 24, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Awesome Post ❗

  17. 73 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    She really is stunningly beautiful.

  18. August 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm

  19. 75 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Keith Ellison makes me proud everytime I see him! We need more like him Congress!

  20. 76 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 4:24 pm

  21. 78 Jessica
    August 24, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Did FLOTUS lighten her hair?

  22. August 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm

  23. August 24, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Okay, now I DO have to go – back in a bit!

    • 84 nathkatun7
      August 24, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks Chipsticks for sharing this. Harry Belafonte really captured the mood in the Black community in 1963. Since 1955, beginning with Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the nonviolent movement led by Dr. King had been greeted with massive white violence in the South. This would continue in 1964 and 1965. By 1966, many Black people, and especially the young, had had enough!

  24. 85 globalcitizenlinda
    August 24, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Floral pattern in FLOTUS’ blouse looks like tennis rackets (second photo – next to the microphone in Serena’s hand)

  25. 86 desertflower
    August 24, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Fitting for this day forward !!!

  26. 89 desertflower
    August 24, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Sorry…I meant to post THIS one:)

  27. 91 arkluvspbo
    August 25, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    FLOTUS always looks spectacular in yellow!

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