On this discussion, look one of the things I like about Marion is you are permitted to believe that dreams can sometimes come true.
If you believe in dreams and the hard work involved to make it happen, then believe in Marion Bartoli.
Just HAD to respond to my favorite sassy,Scottish gal
start to the year has been slightly better than mine.My anti-virus protection expired prematurely
and these sports-related pages are LOADED with viruses;there are usually phony prompts that warn me when I must 'bail out' soon,and my computer whiz friend is SUPPOSED to help me fix this mess tomorrow
Back to Marion
:Obviously,it's hard to gauge a victory over an unseasoned 16-year-old but Allie Bondarenko would serve as a decent barometer due to her familiarity with Marion.Bondarenko is erratic herself except you'd think that she'd be motivated to break her 0-3 schneid vs. Marion and get her year off on the right foot.Czink only rarely escapes qualifying at the bigger events and would be ready to implode if she got past 'Bondo' and faced our Marion...not such a solid test IMO.
Finally,let me add that,although there's an abundant plethora of beauties in the WTA,it is Marion's various battles--NOT just her victories over them--that make her so appealingly human.Although she seems to dislike red clay(truly an absurd surface for a sporting event
),I daydream of Marion vindicating herself to all the Vichy cowards in the FFT,and many of her fair-weather countrymen,by winning RG someday.For ME,her championship smile on center court would be:
....Have pro'bly stayed too long already but let me close with a heartfelt VAMOS MARION
Don't be scared to open the door, Serena. It's not the Land Shark, it's only the doping agency
Propaganda Director for the Olympic Slam Queen
aboard SS Dementieva
Ste. Kim, we didn't have you for long enough, but we appreciate what you gave us