Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Passing shots

For the second day in a row, there was no tennis played at the U.S. Open. It would be nice if there were a roof.

Thanks to Courtney at Beyond the Baseline for this Women's Wear Daily article on Pam Shriver.

Jennifer Capriati is on the list of nominees for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Tracy Austin and Martina Navratilova "called" their 1981 final today on Tennis Channel. It was a very entertaining way to pass the time during the rain delay. Austin said that--if coaches, trainers and players knew then what they know now--she would not have had to retire because of her back problems. She also said that she would never have wanted anyone to tell her what to do, i.e., coach her, during a match.

If the rain stops tomorrow, Serena Williams and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will play their quarterfinal match in Aurthur Ashe Stadium. Caroline Wozniacki and Andrea Petkovic will play in Louis Armstrong Stadium, Sam Stosur and Vera Zvonareva will play on the Grandstand court, and Angelique Kerber and Flavia Pennetta will play on the new Court 17.


van said...

Hi Diane. It's going to be a crunch out there now with the weather, but hopefully things go OK and they get the matches completed.

And I couldn't be happier for Jennifer Capriati: she's a first-ballot Hall of Famer as far as I'm concerned.

Diane said...

I miss watching Jennifer play. She was part of so many big, thrilling matches.