Thursday, August 28, 2008

Random U.S. Open observations

In her two rounds at the Open, Sorana Cirstea hit seventeen aces.

Anna-Lena Groenefeld hit a 128 mph serve in the second round. (She whacked a measly 124 mph serve in the first round.)

You can read about the U.S. Open's green initiative here.

I read that Sofia Arvidsson wrote in a blog that Jelena Jankovic crossed out her name on the massage list and replaced it with her own. Who's the drama queen now?

The U.S. Open website provides a link for downloading wallpapers, but provides no wallpapers to download.

Fifty-eight years ago today, Althea Gibson became the first African-American woman to play a round in the U.S. Open. She won the match. Twenty-four years ago today, Steffi Graf made her U.S. Open debut.


Todd Spiker said...

Wow, Graf debuted twenty-four years ago. That's scary.

Diane said...

She was 15. And she lost in the first round.