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Tennischick's Articles – October 2009 Archive (8)

So Safina bailed on her beat down

Sony Ericsson Championships - Doha 2009 - Previews

...Safina has bailed on the entire event. She flew to Doha, posed for pictures (wearing some of the most garish makeup and the most god-awful black outfit I have ever seen), went out on court, posed with Jankovic, warmed up, played two games, and then bailed. She said that her back was hurting. To quote her, “My body just gave up, and I couldn't handle the pain anymore”.… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 29, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Well at least Andre didn’t sleep with his mother

Tennis Player Andre Agassi Stands With His Girlfriend Brooke Shields April 1997 In Califo

...And now comes word that Andre Agassi is about to share his deepest darkest with us all. Thus, in keeping with the way celebrity memoirs are peddled, Andre has admitted to using crystal meth during the period in 1997 when his career sank in the toilet.

This is how you sell a memoir, Hollywood style. He did not spend years promoting appearance as everything,… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 27, 2009 at 6:50pm — 1 Comment

While the cats are away, the mice will play

Sony Ericsson Championships - Doha 2009 - Previews

It’s been kind of interesting to look at which small fry have emerged to positions of success over the past two weeks while the big guns have been preparing for the year-end tournaments. Mainly, this has turned out to be an exercise in confirmation of why the best players are the best, and why the remainder are the also-ran.

Go… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 26, 2009 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Can we finally get rid of courtside coaching?

Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis - Day 3

I’ve always maintained that courtside coaching in tennis was a spectacularly bad idea. It has offended me at a lot of levels. For a start, I do not believe that all sports are created equal. An idea that may work well in one sport (such as mid-game coaching during a basketball match), simply may not translate well into another. Can you imagine a pair of figure skaters… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 23, 2009 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Davydenko was smarter than Nadal

2009 Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 - Day 8

I had mixed feelings when I read recent news reports quoting Andre Agassi as saying that both Federer and Nadal are on the decline. Of course I gave Agassi the benefit of the doubt of assuming that he was only responding to questions asked by the media. But still I found his statement to be in slightly poor taste.

Although he was a member of the previous generation of… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 19, 2009 at 8:18pm — 6 Comments

Marge Simpson is hotter than Serena

Serena Williams goes to the doctors office in Beverly Hills

When ESPN decided to run a bunch of nude covers including one of Serena Williams, I really thought that this would become the immediate topic of rampant conversation. After all, it’s not everyday that you see Serena strategically positioned to hide all her female parts while wearing not a stitch of clothing.

But to my surprise, the ‘Body Issue’ seems to have sunk… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 9, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments says Usain is better than Federer

Track and Field: 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics

Actually seven men plus one fictional TV character came in ahead of Federer on’s poll of the most influential men of 2009. And the fictional character was deemed the most influential of all.

I still can’t wrap my mind around the idea that a pretend character on a TV show is considered more influential than all of the living breathing men on this list. How… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 6, 2009 at 7:55pm — 1 Comment

Early musings: Family Circle Cup 2010

Oudin Out At Family Circle Cup

...But the reason I have the Family Circle Cup on my mind is because I read recently that Melanie Oudin has already committed to enter. That and the fact the Family Circle folks called this week to ask me if I wanted to renew my seats. I have to admit that I am kind of torn.

On the one hand you know how committed I am to supporting tennis. And… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 4, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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