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Tennischick's Articles – July 2010 Archive (7)

A weekend supporting tennis sponsors, sort of

INDIAN WELLS,CA- MARCH 11: Chanda Rubin of the USA and Anastasia Myskina from Russia open the door of a Whirlpool refrigirator filled with tennis balls as Larry Scott Chairman and CEO of the WTA Tour looks on at the announcement of Whirlpool as the WTA premiere European sponsor at the Pacific Life Open on March 11, 2004 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)



A friend of mine recently remarked that for all my talk of supporting tennis, he has never seen me consciously make the decision to support tennis sponsors. Sure I buy tennis rackets (and I have a bone to pick with Steffi and Andre about that piece of crap called “the Youtek Three Star” that Head put out with their endorsement -- but I digress).… Continue

Added by tennischick on July 16, 2010 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Those who can’t, teach?

NEW YORK - AUGUST 31: Scoville Jenkins hits a shot to Rafael Nadal of Spain during the second round of the US Open at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on August 31, 2005 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)



...In my history of being obsessed with everything tennis, Scoville Jenkins remains the only tennis player for whom I flew all the way to Costa Rica. Now granted I also went to see that beautiful country and have my first experience of sliding down tree tops. But I also went to see Scoville. The event was the Copa Del Café. He didn’t win. But I witnessed… Continue

Added by tennischick on July 15, 2010 at 8:41pm — No Comments

In search of Rafa’s belly-button

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Rafael Nadal of Spain changes shirt during his match against Philip Petzschner of Germany on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 26, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)



Right about now Spain is feeling all kinds of wonderful. And my Venezuelan abuelita is probably turning over in her grave that I dared to go against Paul the Prognosticating Pulpo and voted for a giant-toppling Netherlands victory. If she were still alive she would probably slap me upside the head with a chancla. And I would deserve it too. I… Continue

Added by tennischick on July 14, 2010 at 3:59pm — No Comments

In search of Rafa’s belly-button

31376, PARIS, FRANCE - Sunday May 31, 2009. Rafael Nadal (Spain, pink shirt) lost for the first time in Roland-Garros, beaten by Robin Soderling (Sweden) in 4 sets. French Open 2009, Internationaux de France 2009, held at the Roland-Garros stadium in Paris. Photograph: Juan Soliz, PacificCoastNews.com



Right about now Spain is feeling all kinds of wonderful. And my Venezuelan abuelita is probably turning over in her grave that I dared to go against Paul the Prognosticating Pulpo and voted for a giant-toppling Netherlands victory. If she were still alive she would probably slap me upside the head with a chancla. And I would… Continue

Added by tennischick on July 13, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

On the toppling of giants

LONDON, July 1, 2010 Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria returns the ball to Vera Zvonareva of Russia during their semifinal of ladies' singles in the 2010 Wimbledon Championships in London, Britain, July 1, 2010. Pironkova lost 1-2.





I recently wrote a series of articles on giant-slaying in tennis. These entries were inspired by events on both the men's and the women's tour at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon. The 'toppling of giants' ended up being a four-part series. Click below for:…



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Added by tennischick on July 9, 2010 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Caster, Serena, and the defense of strong women

July 04, 2010 - 06125187 date 03 07 2010 Copyright imago Paul Room Tennis The Wimbledon Championships 2010 London Serena Williams USA women Tennis WTA Tour All England Championships Wimbledon London Single happiness cheering Highlight premiumd Vdig xmk 2010 horizontal.



...In the early days of the sisters’ ascendance, insinuations regarding their sexual identity became very common on tennis message boards. It’s still the easiest way for fans and non-fans to engage in brutal verbal battles. Wordplays on Venus’ alleged ‘penis’ were common, as were aspersions regarding Serena’s masculinity. Some message… Continue

Added by tennischick on July 9, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Will the Vuvuzela make a US Open appearance?

June 27, 2010 - South Africa - Football - Germany v England FIFA World Cup Second Round - South Africa 2010 - Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa - 27/6/10..General view of kids playing with vuvuzelas.



One of the more hilarious misapplications of the vuvuzela appears in a video put out by Deadspin blog. The author of this hysterical entry inserts the annoying sound of the vuvuzela into several iconic cultural and historical moments,… Continue

Added by tennischick on July 9, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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