I saw the end of the womens' final at the French Open yesterday. Francesca Schiavone, a long-time player on the womens' tour, won to become the first Italian player ever to win a Grand Slam event. Besides that milestone, she really got my attention with a level of enthusiasm and excitement that you don't see all the time in the big-money world of professional sports.
When Schiavone won, she fell to the court on the clay at Roland Garros, then rolled over and kissed the ground:
She came up covered with red clay, but it was probably something she did not want to wash off.