Redfoo and "Heroes" actor enter U.S. Open playoffs; another star soon?
Redfoo either is or is not dating now-world No. 3 player Victoria Azarenka, but what he is set to do soon is participate in the USTA's U.S. Open National Playoffs. Even the likes of New York magazine took notice, weighing in that the "semi-famous" star and former Heroes TV actor Sendhil Ramamurthy will take part in the proceedings in their respective time zones. Redfoo will compete in the USTA Northern California Section playoff while Ramamurthy enters the Eastern Section's contest. Both are in mid-June. Redfoo and Ramamurthy are 37 and 38 years old, respectively. (Somewhere, 42-years-young true pro Kimiko Date-Krumm shakes her head.)
Expectations should remain rather low, but, well, there will always be that time The Artist Born Stefan Gordy nearly aced Serena Williams. (Key word: nearly.)
Stay tuned, as another celebrity U.S. Open playoff contender may soon be announced right here in my home region, the USTA Midwest Section. Previous celebrities to participate in the playoffs have included Olympic skier Bode Miller, ESPN radio/TV personality Mike Greenberg, and his then-doubles partner Chris Evert, herself no slouch in the sport.
What celebrity would you like to see announced as a U.S. Open playoff competitor? If it's skills we want, we could do a lot worse than Oscar-nominated actress Elisabeth Shue:
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