Tuesday, June 05, 2007

This House Is Not Her Home

Justine Henin d. Serena Williams 6-4, 6-3

ANY REGULAR reader in these parts knows I'm not happy about this result. But I can live with it. Justine Henin wins the quarfinal match at the French Open in straight sets. Nothing new there. I was startled, however, by Serena's lack of fire and her apparent resignation in the final game of the match. 6-4, 6-3? Who'd have thunk it? No tiebreaks? No third-set drama? What a letdown.

Where was that... prance, sistergirl?

Perhaps that wild bear your father said you were up for attacked you last night and sapped all your strength. Yours was a foolish display of tennis today. So what clay isn't your surface but you can still win on it. But those slices and dropshots aren't your forte. And they didn't work. Yet, you kept going for them. Were you trying not to upset the crowd? Were you trying to out-finesse Justine, who was blasting the ball deeper and harder than you? Did glare in cap get up in your head?

Who was that haint in the purple sports bra and the hot pink dress on court today? Please, let a brother know when you get back.

Oh, well. At least the WTA's best rivalry just got more interesting.

I need to take a walk.

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