Friday, February 6, 2009

Post-Aussie Open Thoughts

So the first Grand Slam event of the year has just finished. Well, not really. The Australian Open concluded days ago so bare with me for being such a terrible blogger and posting this entry waaay too late.

- Kudos to Serena Williams for bagging her 10th Grand Slam title after breezing thru nemesis Dinara Safina in straight sets, 6-0 6-3. That's two Grand Slams in a row for her! Now she's elevated her spot to number 7 in the list of female players with the most number of GS titles.

- I'm not a fan of Safina but I really feel for her loss coz I felt that this was her chance to finally break out of the tag of being 'Marat Safin's sister'. Sorry for her, but Serena's just a man with a pair of ovaries. She could maul Rafael Nadal in straight sets if she will! LOL. There are lots of chances left, though. So good luck with her.

- Rafael Nadal once again proved his dominance over his arch rival, the greatest player of all time, Roger Federer in another thrillling five-set victory, 7-5 3-6 7-6(3) 3-6 6-2 . The wedgie-pulling Spaniard, who, btw, sports a new wardrobe (a shirt with sleeves), grabbed his 6th GS title, his 2nd away from the French Open. Uh, so whats so spectacular about that? LOL. Congratulations. It was a well-deserved victory.
- Roger Federer cried! Dang it! I bet lots of others who watched it did too. Imagine, he was so close to tying up with Pete Sampras' record of 14 slams but he blew it away with a series of errors. That hurts.

- And another heartbreak! Ana Ivanovic slips to number 8 in the WTA rankings after getting booted out in the third round. Double ouch! Apparently, a lot of points have been deducted from her since she's a finalist of last year's season. I only hope this won't affect her defense of her French Open crown. An overflowing wishes of good luck to you!

- And speaking of slips, Maria Sharapova's shoulder injury had taken a toll on her as she slides down the rankings to number 17, her lowest rank in five years! A lot of get well soons for her!

Just the first month of the year has passed and a hell lot of things had already happened. Whew! To Roger Federer and Ana Ivanovic, my hopes are high! Good luck to you, guys!