Tennis is a sport that inspires devotion from it's more passionate practioners and advocates. Here are some examples of extraordinary devotion to tennis I have encountered... I met a young woman from Japan named Hirono, who recently graduated from college and as a gift to herself, before starting her fledgling career as an English book editor, she took an eight day trip to the Sony Open in Key Biscayne to see her favorite sport live and up close. She just became a fan of the sport two years ago while watching the Federer-Murray Wimbledon final on TV.