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Michelle Obama Teams Up with Serena Williams, James Blake; Takes Let's Move To US Open!

Caption: You! Let's Moooooove!
First Lady Michelle Obama, is forging on strong with her Let's Move Campaign. The program designed to "raise a healthier generation of kids," through nutritional and fitness awareness events. With the 2011 U.S. Open nearing its end, the fun had just begun for the kids involved in the tennis clinic, held today in NYC.

Running drills with the kiddies, with the help of tenured tennis stars Serena Williams (who has advanced to the Women's Singles Semi-Finals) and James Blake ... the First Lady hit a few shots of her own:

The face of someone who is really into it. Like, reeeally.
James Blake (left) and the First Lady about to high 5 or smoosh that little boy's face. We'll
assume it was the former.
FLOTUS Michelle Obama and Serena Williams ... who has channeled Chaka Kahn
The game of tennis has always been one of those activities/sports that really brings out my competitive spirit. Playing often in my youth (yes, I said that like I'm 80), it never felt like "exercise." I'd literally be on the courts, for hours, without a care. It was just fun. And I think that's key to sharing the message of fitness, to children. It doesn't have to be a boring chore!

Here's an early promotion of the United States Tennis Association and Let's Move partnership: