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Serena Williams: What she said, really meant and definitely did not


Serena Williams US Open 2009

Serena Williams Takes Aim Offside

What she said:

"You’re out of control. You’re a hater, and you’re just unattractive inside."

Serena Williams ‘transfers epithets’ ,accusing chair umpire, Eva Asderaki,  of abuse in an ironic tirade, scarily reminiscent of her 2009 US Open semifinal blowout  against Kim Clijsters.

What she really meant:

“That has a lot to do with you docking me the game. Yeah!”

What she definitely didn’t:

“I don’t really mean all these things. I suffer from selective amnesia ; you ought to take a cue from me. ”

Wimbledon 2011: Maria Sharapova favoured to clinch her fourth major


Maria Sharapova practicing in Indian Wells, Ca...

Wimbledon, the Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.

The trio of Ws coming together could generate more than enough hype and hoopla to keep sports writers busy for the next 14 days.

Maria Sharapova is making headlines—not for her fashion sense, boyfriends or her clothing line—but for her tennis. A fabulous run at the French Open reminded players and fans alike why she was considered one of the most exciting talents to burst onto the WTA tour at 17.

Li Na—her first ever major at Roland Garros—and a billion-plus Chinese fans ignited a Marco Polo-like rush to discover the next Chinese star.

The withdrawal of Kim Clijsters—an aggravation of her ankle injury—means that the Belgian is—for all practical purposes—-hobbled in her farewell year.

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French Open 2011:WTA forms No.1s Anonymous (Satire)


Dinara Safina at 2009 Roland Garros, Paris, France

Dinara Safina

PARIS—

The Womens’ Tennis Association (WTA) have sanctioned the forming of a mutual aid society , No. 1s Anonymous (Who Have Never Won A Major), whose primary purpose is to help players stay focused (and No.1) and to help past and present No.1s clinch majors.

The self-help body is co-founded by Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Jankovic and Dinara Safina.

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French Open 2011: A realm of possibilities in the women’s section


Svetlana Kuznetsova at 2009 Sony Ericsson Open...

No Kim Clijsters, no Caroline Wozniacki, no Samantha Stosur.

The women’s round of 16 has a threadbare appearance.

Three big upsets in the first week tells a tale of the unpredictability visited on the WTA tour—absent the Williams sisters.

Fans are so used to seeing Serena Williams perched atop the rankings that they failed to note the depth in the lower rungs.

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French party at Roland Garros 2011 (Humour)


2009 US Open

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It’s official.

This year’s French Open is not about Roger Federer. Was it ever? Except for that little aberration in 2009, with Rafa missing.

It’s centres on that Serbian upstart Novak Djokovic and that muscled monster, Rafael Nadal.

Who’s Roger, indeed?

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Maria Sharapova conquers Rome and Samantha Stosur: Paris awaits


Maria Sharapova at 2009 Roland Garros, Paris, ...

Up until the 15th of May 2011, Maria Sharapova had two clay court titles under her belt.

Strasbourg 2010 and Amelia Island 2008 were her only clay court trophies of 22 on the WTA Tour.

But not now. With her victory over Samantha Stosur at Rome on Sunday, the Siberian staked her claim to the French Open this year.She stalked her adversaries and crept up on her prey, unsuspecting. Beware—Maria, the huntress, is on the prowl.

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Roger Federer calls up Kim Clijsters to express his sympathy (Satire)


Kim Clijsters at the 2009 US Open 

World No.3 Roger Federer called up Belgian Kim Clijsters to express his sympathy for her freak disco-dancing injury at her cousin Tim’s wedding.

Kim thanked him and asked for his  advice as to how best to recover and avoid similar injuries in the future.

The great Swiss reportedly broke into song on the telephone, yodelling to the tune of Genesis‘I can’t dance’:

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Caroline Wozniacki better than Jelena Jankovic or Dinara Safina?


Caroline Wozniacki at the French Open (2009)

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The game of musical chairs at the top of the pile continues, featuring Kim Clijsters and Caroline Wozniacki.

The Belgian enjoyed a short spell as No. 1 before being swapped out by the surprisingly resilient Dane within a week.

The debate—whether the rankings accurately depict the state of women’s tennis—rages on. This does not detract from the luscious blonde’s achievements; it is a reflection of the fact that quantity can sometimes displace quality.

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Rafael Nadal’s shattered dream, Justine Henin’s farewell and mused tweets


Justine Henin (left) and Jelena Janković (righ...

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Gloom descended on the rafters at Melbourne Park.

The courts will be bathed in bright sunlight Thursday morning, but there will be a weary leadenness in the hearts of tennis players, officials and fans.

The World No.1, Rafael Nadal, bade a somber farewell to his quest for a Rafa Slam. It was not to be.

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The US Open 2010: The Ladies Fab Four


Sept. 7, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - US Open-Day 9.Arthur Ashe Stadium.Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.Flushing Meadows, NY.September 7, 2010.Photos by ,  Photos inc 2010.K66308SMO. © Red Carpet Pictures 

All good things must finally come to an end and so must this year’s US Open.

But before the tennis concludes , there’s just enough time for the artistes to hit the high notes and close the Flushing Meadows symphony on a crescendo.

The final three days will bring fans more mouth-watering, lip-smacking , engrossing wizardry, not to mention coquetry.

A quick dekko at the women’s singles semi-finalists.

Quote of the day:
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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