Sunday, April 6, 2008

Quote of the week

"She takes this placid, often grave game that thrives on nicely executed set pieces and forehand to backhand conversations and turns it into women's mud wrestling in chiffon cocktail dresses."
Peter Bodo on Jelena Jankovic

Bodo goes on to say:

The match featured 32 break points (22 for Serena, who converted just eight of them) and 13 service breaks in 21 games (not counting the tiebreaker).

That's not tennis, folks, it's anarchy, born of Jankovic's unique game: She can break anyone, anytime (even Williams), but because of her so-so serve, she can be broken by anyone. anytime (especially Williams). She turns a match into Chinese handcuffs with one player at each end.

You can read the entire piece here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There are some great descriptions in the article. I read it last night and am also planning to cite Peter Bodo on my blog. You'll see my favorites later today.