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Hingis taking care of business Down Under: Swiss Miss is back!

posted by ny knicks to tennis at 12:58 PM on January 21, 2006 - 18 comments

What's bigger? Connors in '91 or Agassi today?: who has accomplished the bigger feat?

posted by ny knicks to tennis at 01:31 PM on September 10, 2005 - 24 comments

Recent Comments

Amelie Mauresmo wins Australian Open.

henin's had a history of a virus that took out for a while. so i dont think this virus is coming out of nowhere. i would give her the benefit of the doubt.

posted by ny knicks at 03:01 PM on January 28, 2006

Hingis taking care of business Down Under

Umm.."Swiss Miss" is her nickname, just as "Chuckie" is her nickname too. I didn't give her those nicknames. Wow, people are really sensitive on this board..and btw, I'm female! Anyways..I really hope that Hingis goes far. Definitely a thinker and strategist, similar to Roger Federer in that respect. It's been a pleasure to watch her play in her comeback thus far, and she hasn't lost a set which is pretty awesome. And I agree she is hot - because of her smarts and great smile!

posted by ny knicks at 09:40 PM on January 22, 2006

Queen of the green.

lil brown bat: even if it is true or possible that if Venus had played 10% better she could have won, the point is: a graceful loser does not say something like that. A good sportsman/woman would suck up the loss and give credit where credit is due and not just say something to the effect of "I lost it, she didn't win it" which is what I hear about 90% of the time from Venus and Serena when they lose. In today's mens final, Federer showed what a true class act he is. He won decisively and showed himself to be the undoubted champion of the grass courts. Even so, he still gave Roddick a lot of credit for making it that far and talked about how his opponents, like Hewitt and Roddick, raise the level of his game and make him do better. He talked about the respect he has for his opponents' game. Maybe I am holding Venus to a high standard, but that is the type of sportsmanship I would expect from a Wimbeldon champion. One of the aspects of being a good sportsman/woman is about giving respect to your opponents whether you win or lose.

posted by ny knicks at 11:38 PM on July 03, 2005

Queen of the green.

Venus absolutely deserved to win and I give her full credit for coming back and winning this championship. My comment was about the fact that she did not give credit to her opponent until the interviewer mentioned it. What the interviewer said was something along the lines of "and surely you will congratulate your opponent for such fine play?". not the exact words so if someone can correct me on that, please do. Remember the French Open when Venus lost? She said she has never even heard of her opponent and promptly left Paris saying that she was done and there was nothing more left for her. It's just very characteristic of Venus to not give credit to her opponents either in winning or losing situations. In this instance, at Wimbledown, it was less pronounced, but nonetheless I was not surprised that she did not mention what a worthy opponent she had until prompted by the interviewer.

posted by ny knicks at 05:32 PM on July 02, 2005

Queen of the green.

I was happy for Venus and enjoyed her jubilant post-match celebration. Also glad that she complete her comback and shut up all those in the media who though she was done. However, I felt Venus could have given Lindsay a little more credit when she was interviewed. In fact it was the interviewer who reminded Venus to congratulate her opponent. I don't know if Venus would have remembered to say a few nice words otherwise. Just another telling example of the Williams' sisters infamous lack of grace when winning or losing. On the otherhand, could you find a more gracious loser than Lindsay? She really held it together after such a tough loss.

posted by ny knicks at 01:04 PM on July 02, 2005

Martina Navratilova is hating on Maria Sharapova

I echo chicobangs' comments - Anna never won any WTA singles title period. Just wanted to undercore that fact in case there is any misunderstanding. To compare her to Maria Sharapova is pretty ridiculous in that regard. Not only did Maria win Wimbledon, she followed it up with 3 other titles last year.

posted by ny knicks at 02:35 PM on June 22, 2005

One and done.

The last grass match she played was 2 years ago. That in itself is probably the biggest reason she lost. She still played a tight match and any one who watches her play problably expected her to pull out another 3-setter with her steely reserve - similar to how she did in the French Open. "She's run hot and cold the last few years anyways"? That statement is utterly untrue in its simplicity. You can't make a statement like that without qualifying it. The only time she's been "cold" is when she was injured from her blood virus and other injuries. When she's been healthy, she's been winning.

posted by ny knicks at 10:45 AM on June 22, 2005

Rafael Nadal the new tennis king?

Rafael Nadal is no Michael Chang. When Chang won in 1989 he was a big surprise. One could hardly say that Nadal winning the French is a surprise. He came in as co-favorite with Federer and has been overwhelming dominant on clay this year with his winning streak. Nadal on grass? He doesn't have the game yet but besides him being able to chase the ball down and reliable groundstroke, he is also fearless at the net, a trademark of a Wimbledon champion. As he develops his game more, I could see him winning on grass eventually. Nadal is here to stay.

posted by ny knicks at 09:45 PM on June 06, 2005