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post #46 of 80 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2006, 05:43 PM
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LOL@ the Camille Benjamin story.

Thry could have added that Chrissie took a couple of spooks for her trophies

although they also heavily criticized Chris Evert's hairdo, they wrote something like:

"Benjamin, the confused pupil, had not worked on her geometry lessons and got tangled in her angles, each time the master Evert was showing her the right option, however with no mercy a bit like rapping the knuckles of an untalented child (ooooops!)

The only thing Chrissie could not give lessons about is hair style: have you seen Miss Evert's hairdo? Simple to achieve though: just put a firecracker in a bathing cap or your head in the micro-wave for a couple of minutes and you'll get the Chrissie's 84 hair style' .....

the rest was even worse on Chris' ridiculous short skirt for a woman of 29 (!) and so on.......

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Litterally it means 'alone with all': 'seul' is alone and it probably means that, as a tennis player, you're alone on the court when facing your opponent, devising strategy etc. 'tous' can be translated as 'all' or 'everybody' or 'altogether ', depending on the context. It may imply that tennis players are part of this big brotherhood as members of the French or International Federation, even though they are alone on the tennis court

In French 'double bagels' are translated as 'double wheels' (of bicycle), so after the ladies sf of the French 84, the magazine 'Tennis de France' reported that 'Camille Benjamin entra sur le court central pour affronter Chris Evert et s'en repartit à bicyclette aprés 39 minutes...' Camille Benjamin came on central court to play Chris Evert and left on her bike after only 39 mns....

How witty!
As we call it in Spanish too:bicicleta (bycicle) the wheels being the zeros
And in men's tour it's called triciclo (a 3-wheel vehicle for kids)

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In ASV's defence, it must be pointed out that she was only 15 when Sabatini double bagelled her at the 1987 Italian Open.
It's fair, only if you also consider that Sabatini was still 16 then

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Not witty if you heard it from someone else and keep re-using it ad nauseam like John Barrett's non-existing angles......

Witty if it is your own creation.....like Bud's pants or is this just bad taste?
he is FAMOUS for his bad pants!! he wears them on every semi-big occasion. no 'specific' pants, mind you, but some loud crazy pattern with a clashing color shirt!

that always seemed to bug miss evert, with her attraction for symmetry and cohesion.
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he is FAMOUS for his bad pants!! he wears them on every semi-big occasion. no 'specific' pants, mind you, but some loud crazy pattern with a clashing color shirt!

that always seemed to bug miss evert, with her attraction for symmetry and cohesion.
Daze, your story reminds me a Pam Shriver quote. The first time Bud Collins went to interview her she said, "Sure, but can you turn off those pants first?"

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Hana had two QF bagels at slams: 1981 Wimby vs. Turnbull and 1987 Australian vs. McNeil.

Then there's Chris' SF double bagel at the 84 French vs. the unforgettably unorthodox Camille Benjamin.

And perhaps the most infamous grand slam double bagel in modern times was the 88 French final when Steffi spent 32 minutes in court time dealing with Zvereva.
That was such a shame for Camille. She had fought so hard during those two weeks only to have nothing against Evert in the semis. But those groundstrokes of hers

Camille was definitely an original.
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Posted by Jakeev But those groundstrokes of hers
How did she hit them? The only thing I recall were her Erkel-like glasses.
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A little factoid on CB


CAMILLE BENJAMIN
Born: June 22, 1966
Current residence: Bakersville, Calif.
  • Teaches tennis in California
  • In 1984 at the French Open, became the first African-American woman since Althea Gibson in 1958 to reach the semifinals at one of the four major championships...quarterfinalist in doubles at the same tournament
  • Nation’s No. 1 junior girl in the 16-and-under age group in 1981...ranked No. 6 in national 14-and-under rankings in 1980…ranked No. 6 in national 12-and-under rankings in 1978.
  • Both parents originally came from Panama, where Camille’s grandparents helped build the Panama Canal
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She is Camille Benjamin.
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In US open 2002 Venus won 24 games in a row....

She beat Lucic 6-0 6-0 and then beat Molik 6-0 6-0
Not bad!
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In US open 2002 Venus won 24 games in a row....

She beat Lucic 6-0 6-0 and then beat Molik 6-0 6-0
Not bad!
That's not true.
128 W WILLIAMS v LUCIC Mirjana LUCIC (CRO) 6-0 6-0
64 W WILLIAMS v MOLIK Alicia MOLIK (AUS) 6-1 6-2
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Apologies but according to ACE magazine she won both matches love and love
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Apologies but according to ACE magazine she won both matches love and love
The ITF database is your friend.

128 W Mirjana LUCIC (CRO) 6-0 6-0
64 W Alicia MOLIK (AUS) 6-1 6-2
32 W Martina MULLER (GER) 6-1 6-2
16 W Chanda RUBIN (USA) 6-2 4-6 7-5
QF W Monica SELES (USA) 6-2 6-3
SF W Amelie MAURESMO (FRA) 6-3 5-7 6-4
FR L Serena WILLIAMS (USA) 4-6 3-6

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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A big for the picture Tommystar!

There was a funny US TV show with a character named "Urkel". Camille could be a double for him.

Mr. Urkel Himself


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ermmm Rollo, his name was Steve Urkel, not Erkel

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