Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Barcelona is Upset City

Yesterday, it was Rezai and Dulko. Today, 3rd seed Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, 4th seed Maria Kirilenko and 5th seed Sorana Cirstea were upset by Arantxa Parra Santonja, Yaroslava Shvedova and Iveta Benesova, respectively. Yesterday, Shvedova defeated Anabel Medina Garrigues.

Meanwhile, top seed Francesca Schiavone advanced to the second round with a straight set win over countrywoman Alberta Brianti.


Karen said...

Diane, thought you might enjoy this little exchange from Jon's Mailbag this week:

What on earth possesses a woman of Clijsters' physique to endorse an anatomically absurd Barbie doll with toothpick legs?
--Audrey, Nova Scotia
• I usually tend to go libertarian on these things. She can do what she wants. But I'm with Audrey here. I'm not sure that's necessarily the product a female athlete (and mother of a young daughter?) wants to be endorsing. Even if Clijsters' had Barbie's physique -- proportionately, isn't the doll supposedly like 6-8, 98 lbs., with a 42-inch chest?

Diane said...

Oh, thanks, Karen! Nice to know that others are talking about the harm Clijsters does by endorsing the Barbie image.