Think what you like as far as why we posted this, but I do think the art direction of these short slow motion films by Dewey Nicks for The NY Times is really good, and not that we need excuses, but the US Open starts next week, and I am legitimately a Tennis Fan! It is simply a video gallery of top female tennis players — in slow motion, starring Vera Zvonareva, Serena Williams, Samantha Stosur, Victoria Azarenka, Jelena Jankovic, Elena Dementieva and Kim Clijsters.

Watch the films here.