Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Some Australian Open observations

Dinara Safina did it her way today. She played passively and wound up losing her first set to Ekaterina Makarova. Once she fell behind, she became another player and took the match, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0. Here we go again...

Speaking of Safina, she said in her interview today that she never does any sight-seeing in any city. Perhaps, she said, when she is older, seeing different places in the world will interest her.

I really like the color of Jelena Jankovic's dress, but I don't like the cut. I don't like that cut on anyone, but especially not on someone who has bulked up the way Jankovic has.

Daniela Hantuchova's outfit has become a bit controversial. On the one hand, one could say there is a bit of conflict in Hantuchova's statement that female tennis players should be observed for their tennis and not their bodies. On the other hand, one could say that people have an unnatural aversion to women's nipples.

Jelena Jankovic's serve has improved so much lately, but during her match against Kirsten Flipkens, it looked like the old Jankovic serve.

It still puzzles me that Olga Govortsova and Edina Gallovits are not playing doubles together very much. I think they have played together only once since their fabulous run in Charleston. I wish they had teamed up in Melbourne.

5 comments:

ken said...

I like both the color and cut of JJ's dress. I like that cut generally though. I think it is flattering on a number of body types. Not so much a fan of the yellow accents. It looks a little like the Brazilian flag.
What's the controversy over Hantuchova's outfit? It's the same one McHale wore--different colors. Is it simply that her nipples can be seen? That's a product of her anatomy more so than the outfit. I have worn thick sports bras and t-shirts and still--on display.
Far better than wearing those silly nipple bandaids.

Sasha said...

Citrus and teal colours definitely seem to be the fad this year. Hantuchova did seem to be having a nipple nightmare, and she does have a bit of a flat rack. I wish I had legs like her though, perhaps with a bit more bulk.

Diane said...

Yes, the controversy is over Hantuchova's nipples. Help us all if we happen to see nipples.

crafty wee midden said...

nipple bandaids? really? good grief.......

ken said...

Yep. They're called Low Beams. Ridiculous.
http://www.amazon.com/Concealer-Adhesive-Her-Look-Enterprises/dp/B000EGOQ2S