Tennis’s Anti Climax… Dinara Safina In Doha
Anyone hoping for the Serena Dinara Doha showdown for the year end number one ranking would have been bitterly disappointed today. Safina retired at 1-1 against JJ with a sore back. This is disappointing for two reasons, 1) I wanted Safina’s season to end on a high note, and 2) I don’t like it when JJ wins a match. She is far more entertaining when she loses. So Vera Zvonereva comes into replace Safina. Which is cool, I like Vera.
In tough three setter between my favourite pusher and Azarenka, Caroline the pusher edged her way past Vika after saving two match points. I didn’t see the match, but from what I hear it was a typically consistant Caroline, and an angry, nervy, chokey Azarenka. From what I understand, Azarenka got angry at a ball boy (seriously uncool), smashed some balls into the stands and threw some racquets and got a point penalty against her on break point. Whatevs.
Azarenka isn’t out of it, she beat JJ the other day so no need for the girl to get down on it.
Lena has to play Serena (oh yeah, she won) next, Kuzy takes on Vee (don’t like to see Vee not win a match but going for Svet anyway), and Vera plays Caro. Awesome.