When Wimbledon and the U.S. Open are brought up in conversation, images of laser-beam winners hit by Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal come to mind. One of the last topics to be associated with professional tennis is Our Lady of Guadalupe. Yet she has appeared at the grass courts of London and the hard courts of New York.
Well, sort of.
Santiago Giraldo Salazar, a professional tennis player from Bogota, Colombia, has been devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe for years. He even considers her his “best companion” as he travels the world from tournament to tournament.
The 26-year-old, who spends part of the year living in Bradenton, Fla., keeps a scarf — much easier to travel with...READ MORE