Published June 02, 2010
HONOLULU (AP) — Olympic gold medal skier Bode Miller is taking a swing at tennis.
Miller is entered in the U.S. Open sectional qualifying tournament in Hawaii, which starts Thursday.
The 32-year-old Miller says tennis has always been a part of his life. He won the 1996 Maine state single title for Carrabassett Valley Academy and his family owns a tennis camp in Easton, N.H.
He says the tournament will give him an outlet to focus his competitiveness following the Olympics and World Cup season.
The Hawaii event is one of 16 sectionals. Winners advance to August's national qualifying tournament in New York to compete for a berth in the U.S. Open.
Miller won gold, silver and bronze at the Vancouver Olympics. He is a two-time World Cup champion.