Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Wonderland Arts Society
Weirthem's nasty comments on Serena's win
Excerpts from Wertheim Tennis Mailbag:
Let's start by dispensing praise to both the U.S. and Spanish Davis Cup teams that will play for the chalice the first week of December. The Yanks had no trouble with Belarus, and Spain beat France. For the whole rundown, including more British heartache, check out the Davis Cup Web site.
At the WTA's China Open event in Beijing, Serena Williams won her first title since taking the Nasdaq-100 Open title in March, beating Svetlana Kuznetsova in a hotly-contested final. Serena not only saved two match points but stopped Kuznetsova from winning her third straight title. It marked Serena's 25th title. In the doubles, Emmanuelle Gagliardi and Dinara Safina beat Gisela Dulko and Maria Vento-Kabchi. In a rare mixed doubles event, Tripp Phillips and Gagliardi beat Justin Gimelstob and Jill Craybas.
As many of you have inferred, we generally hold Serena in high regard. But could someone please impress upon her how tiresome (and insufferably arrogant) her "I played poorly" routine has become? After saving multiple match points Sunday to beat the hottest player on Tour, Serena remarked: "I just played crazy ... It's kind of encouraging that I was able to win when I wasn't playing my best today.'' New rule (nod to Bill Maher): Either play your best for once, or stop pouring salt on your opponents' wounds by beating them and ungraciously noting how lousily you performed. Enough already.
Originally Posted by AcesHigh
I'll say this in public once. I miss serena so much. Fed is my favorite player but no one does it like her.