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the game is the game

Jo Tsonga, Ana Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki and Gilles Simon

adidas’ new ‘the game is the game’ series puts our best tennis assets through a series of challenges throughout the year, based around some of the biggest tournaments in the world.
In our second “the game is the game” challenge Caroline Wozniacki, Jo Tsonga, Ana Ivanovic and Gilles Simon showed their skills in a "stické tennis" match. This British sport, invented in the late 19th century, is played in an enclosed court. This allows the ball to bounce on walls as well as the ground. The location, one of Melbourne’s coolest graffiti laneways, did not look 19th century at all.
Australian Rugby players Billy Slater and Dale Thomas enjoyed the event so much that they could not help themselves grab a racquet and join in.