Saturday, February 16, 2013

Doha final exactly what we expected

Sometimes you're just too busy to post on your blog, and then--when you finally get the time--you realize it's time to get ready to go to the roller derby! The home team, the Lethal Ladies, lost, but with names like Misfortune Cookie and Paranormal Smacktivity, how can you go wrong?

I don't feel too bad about not posting, however, because it's hardly a surprise that Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka are in the final. It was pretty much a given; the semifinals were predictable and not that interesting. Williams smacked Maria Sharapova down for the tenth time, and Azarenka delivered yet another loss to Agnieszka Radwanska. It's worth noting, however, that in the second set, Radwanska--who realized she was on her way out--actually moved in and became more aggressive, slowing down Azarenka's momentum a bit.

Both players won in straight sets, and will meet for the first time since the 2012 U.S. Open final. They were supposed to have played each other in Brisbane, but Azarenka withdrew because of a toe infection.

Azarenka is the defending champion; this is Williams' first time to participate in the Doha tournament. And speaking of lethal ladies, Williams' serving was spot-on yet again today. She was in fine form, and didn't seem to be bothered by the flu that has troubled her this week.


Todd.Spiker said...

"Misfortune Cookie"... too good! :D

Diane said...

There's an ad for her in the program that would make a great poster. The words are printed in "Chinese restaurant" type, there's a great photo of her, and at the bottom there's a fortune cookie with the fortune slip that says "While good fortune often eludes you, this kind never misses."