Gallery: Mandy Minella & The Helicopter
One of the most inspiring moments of 2013 came in Bad Gastein, as Mandy Minella stepped onto the Red Bull Helicopter and flew over the courts, villages and landscapes, always in sight of the Alps...
Published December 16, 2013 12:01
One of the most inspiring off-court activities of 2013 came at Bad Gastein during the summer...
Mandy Minella, Luxembourg's No.1 player, stepped onto the Red Bull Helicopter in the Alpine paradise.
They soared over Gastein Valley, flying over Alpine landscapes and villages, always in sight of the Alps.
They also flew over the site of the tournament - the red clay courts of the Europaischerhof Hotel.
Minella has soared to her own new heights over the last two years - the two best years of her career.
She has made her first three WTA quarterfinals and first three WTA semifinals since the start of 2012.
Minella followed up that Red Bull Helicopter ride with a rock climbing lesson in the beautiful Alps.
The whole day was filmed by the Tennis Channel for an episode of their Tour Guide series this year.