Saturday, January 31, 2009

I'm Not Asking For Much

I love watching tennis, especially after having been to the French Open last year (and likely returning this year). But if I'm going to wake up at the crack of nine on a Saturday to watch a women's final I want to see AT LEAST one of two things:
1) Well-played, exciting tennis
2) Eye candy

Now, Serena is currently providing 1.5 of these on her own (if i completely eliminate her form the eye candy category, she might beat me up in Paris). Dinara Safina, on the other hand, is providing exactly none. She was bageled in the first set, then somehow falls bass-ackwards into a 2-1 lead in the second which she promptly lost -- on a double fault. Then she tried some bullshit cross-court drop shot on match point. Cliff Claven was mentally tougher in Final Jeopardy than she is.

It's very frustrating that she apparently learned the wrong lesson from Anna Kournikova. Her best trait was her appeal to shallow males worldwide, not her penchant for choking in big matches.

Federer-Nadal tomorrow has a long way to go to make up for this. Go Fed!

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