Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Roland Garros, Women's De Facto Final: Henin v Serena
All 4 Women Singles Quarterfinals are on the Tue schedule at RG. But one of these matches is de facto final. The other women can't eff with either of these girls on red clay: Serena Williams v #1 seed Justine "horrible sportswoman" Henin.
Go Serena & go USA. I'd love for Serena to get the calendar slam this year. When she's play to her A-game level & is not injured, these other women can't touch her. She has more power then all of them, & more speed than most. Often in tennis, the power hitters are slow movers, & the speed demons can't hit the ball that hard. Serena does both. Your girl Serena is hardbody, (c) Dallas Penn, figuratively & literally.
The other QFs:
4 "Alien" "Weird Al" Jankovic
7 the slept-on beauty Ivanovic
2 "Shreiky" "overrated @ Maxim #15" Sharapova
Looking at the QFs it's amazing how RUS & the East Euros (EastSide!!) are daughtering the women's game right now, with the lone exceptions being Serena & Henin.
EGC Predictions (disclaimer, I don't follow women's tennis much, so these are wild-ass guestimates)
SFs: Serena, Jankovic, Kuznetsova, Sharapova
F: Serena, Kuz
BTW, check the picture of Henin. Worse than Plain Jane status IMHO. True story: one friend though is the most free-thinking independent opinion-havin dude I'd met. He told me with a serious face, that Henin was a dime, & thought she easily daughtered Anna Kournikova on looks. Totally wrong, but hey I can't say that guy ever just follows trends.