The screaming in women’s tennis has got to go. This keeps many people from watching women’s tennis and also detracts from the game. I can’t help but to think it hurts endorsements, too. The worst offenders in women’s tennis are Sharapova and Azarenka. Watching and hearing Sharapova play against Halep in the finals of the Madrid Open made my blood boil and by the end of the match everyone in my house wanted to gag her because she was that annoying. The only reason I didn’t mute the sound was because I wanted to hear commentary about Halep. She reamed Sharapova in the first set.
I’m sure Sharapova is a nice girl, but due to her schrilly voice I have come to hate her on the tennis court and that is just sad. I don’t feel this way about other professional tennis players. It’s disappointing that tennis officials let this happen. Even now while she is having a hard time against Pironkova in the French Open, it’s disconcerting that she gets louder as the point progresses, having a total shotgasm.
Tommy. Honey!!! Please take a month off and let that shoulder heal. I was so disappointed he had to retire from his match in the French Open, leading 5-2 against J.Zopp. For nothing more than purely seflish reasons, wanting to see this beautiful man swing a tennis racket, I want Haas to have a long career. Rest up pal and get creative with that shoulder.
Very exciting that the U.S. has such a dominant presence in Round 1 of the French Open. So far Isner, Querrey, D. Young, S. Williams, V. Williams have made it through. Tomorrow Sock, Johnson and Klahn will play for a spot in Round 2.
I caught the Djokovic and Sousa match today and I must say aqua is a great color for Novak. It coordinates well with the red clay and goes well with his coloring.
Tomorrow my eyes will be on Haas and hopefully his shoulder will hold up.
Tommy Haas defeated Stan Wawrinka to make it into the quarterfinals where he will compete with Dimitrov for a spot in the semifinals of the Italian Open. In the first set Haas had to adjust to the pace and seemed to be struggling to keep up, but his strength and agility were enough to perservere. Here are some observartions:
1. I was expecting him to use his down the line backhand more. Not sure if it is due to an injury or too much pace on Stan’s balls.
2. Haas made fewer errors than Wawrinka and had great focus. I can tell when Haas is focused because he swishes his tongue around in his mouth when he serves.
3. Drop shots were amazing
4. Ace down the T to win the match was sublime.
A few years back Tommy attributed his poor choice of tennis clothing due to the lack of a clothing contract. Since then he has picked up Ellesse as a sponsor. I just hope that they give him a tennis wardrobe that takes advantage of his flawless, timeless coloring. Against Wawrinka he wore white and navy. The white looked much better on him than the navy. Good colors for Tommy are lavender, red, turquoise and even lighter shades in the blue palette.
Two of my favorite things- Tommy Haas and Rome. It’s probably no secret that the Tennis Bitch utterly adores Tommy Haas and has fully endorsed him for the 2014 season. It’s admirable how he is still going strong and chasing his dream, being the oldest player on the ATP. Not to mention the finest looking. He is moving well and making great shots and serves during the first set of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome against Seppi, leading 6-1.
Good lord did anyone else see Nishikori hand Nadal his undies in the finals of the Madrid Open? He played an amazing tournament and was flawless in his execution of points. It was sad that he had to retire from play due to a hip injury. I love and respect Nadal, but as in any good exchange of play, this gave us proof that he is, afterall, human. On to Rome!