Friday, January 23, 2009

The Day The Tennis World Stood Still

Ana Ivanovic is going home after being wiped out by a Maria Sharapova sound-alike (not look-alike) Russian player Alisa Kleybanova. And this is the day after Venus Williams was outmuscled by Carla Suarez Navarro from Spain yesterday. By who? Good question. 2 hours and 44 minutes of 50 unforced errors from Ana Ivanovic, and she's out of the tournament. I think this is because of the Wimbledon-movie like curse I have presented in Vaidisova's case. Turns out Ana is suffering from the same curse. Fernando Verdasco/Verdascurse is playing well while Ana just got the next week free from playing tennis. Aside from Verdascurse, it's not a surprise that when Maria Sharapova is not participating in the same competition, Ana gets blasted off the tournament. Append the idea that Kleybanova sounds/shrieks like Sharapova, is a smashing thought.

Now, the next paragraph is about.. life. Tennis and life without Marat Safin. (He lost in straight sets to Roger Federer and Marat's fine with it, because he said at least he lost to Roger, whom he considers the best tennis player.) He said he's going to retire, but you know, I'm sure almost 85-95% of the female tennis fans around the world is still hoping that he would change his mind, become a liar again, and not retire. If he truly does retire, there'll be like a year-long series of posting about him. Or not.


MORAL: That's the beauty in sports, you can never be too sure. Actually, it's also the sad part about it. Dang.

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