January 21, 2008

DAY 9 RECAP: JANKOVIC V. SERENA

Congragulations to Jelena Jankovic aka Houdini, for showing last years champion, Serena Williams, to the exits. Jankovic has now reached her 3rd Grand Slam Semi-final, and she seems to be playing her best tennis at the right time. She employed virtuosic patience and high-precision shot-making to keep Serena running the baseline and huffing and puffing for much of the match. Though she was a winner in straight sets, this was not a one-sided match at all - it kept the large crowd in Rod Laver arena in suspense until the very last point.
ALIVE FOR TODAY


Serena will now have to don her fashionable digs and oversized sunglasses while playing cheerleader for her big sister Venus. Venus is looking to advance to the Semis tomorrow with a win over Anna Ivanovic.

CLAY IN MAY


As for Jelena, she awaits the winner of tonights night match between Justin aka wonderwoman Henin and Maria aka the princess Sharapova.