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US Open 2009

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A star?


Oh .. over the rainbow .. fading out of US Open.

Due to delay of day time matches, USTA decided to move Dinara Safina / Petra Kvitova match from the center court to Armstrong. The match begin 10:15 p.m. That’s really late. Night session tickets, although starting times are never guaranteed, but it usually aims at 7pm.

“From my side, I can say, I’m No. 1 player in the world, why did they move me?” Safina said.
“They just told us, ‘We’re switching you to Armstrong.’ And basically that’s it,” Safina said. “And I think it’s very unfair.”

Weeeell, sweetie, you have to understand we don’t care about you and your number one ranking. You’re basically nothing. You have to pay me to come to watch you. I can’t believe she dared to flaunt her #1 ranking.
Serena has every right to mock her lack of slam title by saying
“Oh, she won in Rome.”
You know Belly Dancer, you really have to earn the respect from us. OR, you can be as cute as Anna Kournikova.

Big chuck of tuna without a slam title .. you think we’re idiot or what? We don’t want to watch you.

Kvitova didn’t seem to mind. Asked after her victory about the court change, she said: “Yeah, doesn’t matter for me. I’m not (a) star, so …”

The USTA made a right move by moving her. After all, James Blake has more drawing power.

What’s silly is her brother Marat Safin defends his kid sis over her world No1 ranking. Hmmmm … true that she didn’t design the ranking system that reward the quantity over quality, but let some one else points that out .. may looks much better than the bro goes to bat. .. Oh, no one has pointed that out yet?

Maybe it’s time to soup up the ranking system.

Marat’s comment only stirred up more attention to his less deserving sister. Watching her play is a real pain in the back, never racking .. unpleasant, not entertaining, unless you enjoy taking pleasure upon others’ misery.

I’ve been playing well for the past two days, won 4 sets yesterday and 3 sets today. Our 3rd set yesterday, we were trailing 5:1 .. but we hung tough and pulled it off at 7:5. Despite my tender right ankle and shaky back – my back went last Friday .. I’m happy with my tennis. .. Weather have been nice, I can sense the autumn and smell the foliage 🙂 .. ..
Happy long weekend.

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The odd couples

Few couples at the US Open:
John Isner vs Andy Roddick are look alike. John won their hard foought 3rd round match: 7:6 (3), 6:3, 3:6, 5:7, 7:6 (5).
Taylor Dent vs Ivan Navarro of Spain. Both looked so old. No, the right word is yesterdecade, especially Navarro who looks like so yesterdecade TV day time soap opera actor. Dent who won this 2nd round match 6:4, 5:7, 6:7 (1) 7:5, 7:6 (9) has good looking single hand back hand. You go Taylor.
Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) vs Dinara Safina RUS. Little giant amazon women. Funny, they both weight 154 lb at 6′ in height. Petra won the match at 6:4, 2:6, 7:6 (5)
Oh nothing too odd about this current #1 ranked female player. She covered up her belly, one less eyesores.. and lost long before meeting Serena. What’s odd – inappropriate was her 1-slam wonder Marat Mikhailovich Safin publicly rebut Serena, in regard to Ms. Williams’ comment about Safina’s #1 rank.

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