Tuesday, August 19, 2008

This and that...

The odds-makers like Serena Williams to win the U.S. Open, followed by Venus Williams and Dinara Safina.

Chris Evert holds the record for the most successive U.S. Open wins by a woman--6. She holds second place for the most wins of all time, and the record for most wins in the Open Era--9.

Tatiana Golovin has withdrawn from the U.S. Open.

Elena Bovina won the GHI Bronx Tennis Classic on Sunday, defeating Anna-Lena Groenefeld, 6-3, 7-5 (after being down 3-5 in the second set). How strange is it to talk about these two playing in a Bronx challenger?

Both Yuliana Fedak and Ayumi Morita have failed to get through the first round of U.S. Open qualifying.

The Lacoste 75th anniversary "Let's re-invent the future" television ad is too depressing to watch. Getting rid of wooden racquets was bad enough.


Anonymous said...

Groenefeld has been my favourite player on tour for a few years now, and I agree, in 2005/06 i would never have thought she would be back in the challengers. But this year she has moved from 436 to 142 in the rankings and has won 4 itf tournaments and made the bronx final! So i'm hoping she qualifies for the US so she can make her way back to the top 100!

Diane said...

Groenefeld, from what I understand, had quite a few emotional issues to sort out, especially regarding her coach. She looked quite bloated for a while, then she looked rail-thin. One hopes she is healthy again.