Monday, January 22, 2007

Serena the Great





























I really thought after losing her third set lead that she would falter.

When Peer, who played a courageous match, stepped up to serve it out, I thought Serena was out of the tournament.

But Serena didn't miss. Peer didn't choke in that game either. I have to watch it again to see if she made her first serves, but I think she made most of them.

That third set felt like a fifth set in men's tennis. It was 83 minutes long and featured some of the best drama I've seen on a tennis court in ages.

Seren's ability to pull it all together in the final three games was nothing short of a Legendary Performance.

As Mauresmo said to the press before heading back to France, “You guys keep burying her, and she keeps coming back to life.”

Say it again.

In that stead, reread Ode to Serena. You can also read my melodramatic reactions in the Live Chatterbox. And then there's always Serena of old force to be reckoned with and Serena's post-match interview.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Put the match [Serena:Peer (AO-07)] next to [Davenport:Venus(Wimby-05)], and you almost get an "MIRROR IMAGE".
Serena said: “I'm the ultimate competitor" and Venus was known from childhood as “The Warrior”. That’s what I love about them most.


Lan

Anonymous said...

Why does Mary Carillo hate Serena so much?

Anonymous said...

Maybe she forgot the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

Cheers,

Lan

Anonymous said...

Hi Craig,

As much as I love Serena, I think it would be nice if you could put some picture(s) of Peer here, too. That would enhance Serena's greatness as she beat a young, promising and fierce competitor like Peer. Peer is 12 days younger than Sharapova, so they have many things in common. Maria was lucky in Wimby 2004 final since Serena had just come back from surgery.

Lan

Craig Hickman said...

Good idea, Lan.