Me, Watching Tennis

Me, Watching Tennis
Me, Watching Tennis

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Roger Federer Defeats Andy Roddick

I was rooting for Andy?!!! I was, even though I don't really like him. I just had that "underdog is fun to cheer for" thing going on.

I am very happy for Rog. Very.

I have this to say- Johnny Mac said it, too-- but I really think that the Rog being ahead in the service games- making Andy serve to stay in the match-- was a huge advantage. Huge! And also, the shadow and light- I could barely see where the ball was and neither could Andy (Or Rog? I felt as if Rog were always on the better side of the court of something. But they switched sides.....anyway, I felt those mishits that Andy threw in at the end to lose were in direct reaction to the shadows.)

And lastly- GREAT GREAT FINAL!!!!!

Yours Truly,

Serena Defeats Venus, Ends Her Streak

I meant to write something yesterday. Honestly? It was sort of a boring final. After the Leni/ Serena semi, the final felt like a deflated balloon. To me- it came down to one thing- The Serve. I have never seen Serena get the yips on her serve and I watch a lot of tennis. Venus- who served well during the whole tournament- will throw in an occasional double and her first serve is more likely to go away. Anyway, WOW- to Serena. She is playing her best, best tennis, I think. I love to see them- not young anymore- still so dominant.

Yours Truly,

Friday, July 3, 2009

The English Are Sadistic - and Really into Cross-Dressing - A Connection?

RR here -

Man the English are mean - we may have commented on this before. The way they make each camp sit in the same box. They just showed Haas win a big point, and Sarah Foster leaped up and screamed, and Mirka, directly in front of her, was visibly annoyed. You could see her kind of look backwards (without turning her head - not sure how she did that) and go "grrrr". And then on top of it, to force Sarah Foster and Mirka to make out at the end of the match - unreal. Oh wait that didn't happen. That was just my fantasy.

Sarah Foster looks like she is from another planet. Or like someone did some bad Photoshop and stretched her out. Shes all long and stringy, like a bug. A really, really hot bug.

Anyway back to the English cruelty - you know they love it. They are all into social awkwardness and keeping a stiff upper lip. And, cross-dressing. All English comedy is based on cross-dressing. I think it has to do with the great public school tradition, which is based on hundreds of years of bullying, physical abuse, and the banishment of women. Like prison I guess. Better to be someone's prison wife than be constantly beaten and abused. And if you make people laugh in the process - bonus!

The Semis have been great so far - the Leni/Serena match was fantastic. Serena really earned her win. And Fed-Haas so far is nice and tight - like an English school-boy! Whoops! I had better go.

RR out

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Serena Williams defeats Elena Dementieva!!!!

It's deep in the third. I'm in tennis heaven.

These chicks are hitting the ball SO hard. Holy Cow. Serena's hold to get to 6/6 here in the third was so rad as shit that I think she's going to win the whole thing. I thought that anyway, but now I really think it. We'll see.

But as they are saying "this is as good as it gets". I just so agree with that.

Wow. I think this is the best I have even seen Serena play. Ever.

Sorry I'm being so boring. I am stunned at the incredible level being played. So - it makes me less funny.

Go Serena!!!

Yours Truly,