January 17, 2008

DAY 5 - nothing like a cinderalla story

Hey all. It's 1:36 PM in Melbourne.
They've been playing since 11.

Some chick named Su-Wei Hsieh aka cindirella is a set away from the round of 16. Talk about a virtual unknown, this 5'4" 108lb fireball is ranked 158 in the world. She is from Tapei. She has some funny looking blue balm on her neck. I'll try to find out what that is and keep you posted.
* she just lost a 2nd set tiebreaker, and the fans from each side are desperately trying to outdo each other now.

Youzhny took the first set from Karlovic. That's a 14 vs. 20 - could be a battle. I love when Youzhny salutes the crowd after a victory. I rarely root against this guy as he is a mans man. I picture him eating borscht with his hunting rifle by his side in the off season.

# 1 seed Henin and # 12 seed Vaidisova are already through on the ladies side. Vaidisova's body might be hotter but I'll take Justines backhand for a real romp in the swamp.

# 4 seed Davydenko aka the gambler is already through on the men's side.

Serena Williams aka whole lotta diva is just getting underway with # 26 seed Victoria Azarenka.