Monday, June 30, 2008

This and that from Wimbledon

Nadia Petrova's hip injury has still not been diagnosed.

Jelena Jankovic, on the other hand, has been diagnosed with a meniscus tear. She probably should not have played her round of 16 match, but at least--as far as we know--she did not increase the injury by playing. Since overplaying last year, Jankovic has turned into a walking injury. For fans like me, things do not look too good.

A member of the sports press, who apparently has been living on a deserted island for the last several years, wanted to know if anyone ever calls Tamarine Tanasugarn anything but "Tamarine."

Bethanie Mattek is hoping to get a clothing sponsor that will let her have her own line--fingers crossed.

The All England Club, hampered by having to dole out equal pay, nevertheless found a way to announce to the world whom it considers more important: For the round of 16, the defending champion was put on the graveyard court, and the second seed had to trek to court 18. (Of course, all pronouncements of equality will be considered false until we see a women's final on Sunday at a major.)

And the Martina Hingis Charming Broken English Award goes to Alla Kudryavtseva for this:
...but your press conference, your first one, was so fresh and alive...Well, the other day you seemed, if I could say, you seemed so much more...

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