Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Face Of The Day

What's with all the Beijing Bagels?


China Open

Women's Singles - Third Round
(4) Elena Dementieva (RUS) d. (16) Li Na (CHN) 62 60
(6) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Alona Bondarenko (UKR) 63 46 60
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 64 64
Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 62 64

Women's Doubles - Quarterfinals
(5) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) d. Errani/Pennetta (ITA/ITA) 62 75
Yan/Zheng (CHN/CHN) d. (6) Groenefeld/Schnyder (GER/SUI) 46 60 105

Women's Doubles - Second Round
(4) Llagostera Vives/Martinez Sanchez (ESP/ESP) d. Grandin/Kops-Jones (RSA/USA) 16 75 106

Men's Singles - Second Round
[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d Troicki (SRB) 63 60
[4] N Davydenko (RUS) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 61 60
[5] F Verdasco (ESP) d J Ferrero (ESP) 75 64
[8] [WC] M Cilic (CRO) d J Benneteau (FRA) 62 26 60

Men's Doubles - Quarterfinals
M Knowles (BAH) / A Roddick (USA) d J Acasuso (ARG) / F Gonzalez (CHI) 46 75 10-4

Men's Doubles - First Round
J Blake (USA) / A Ram (ISR) d [4] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 61 36 10-3
N Davydenko (RUS) / I Kunitsyn (RUS) d V Hanescu (ROU) / R Wassen (NED) 46 75 10-7
J Benneteau (FRA) / J Chardy (FRA) d [WC] E Butorac (USA) / A Fisher (AUS) 62 64


Rakuten Japan Open

Singles - Second Round
[4] G Monfils (FRA) d [Q] M Chiudinelli (SUI) 76(5) 63
[7] S Wawrinka (SUI) d S Greul (GER) 63 62

Singles - First Round
[2] J Tsonga (FRA) d M Zverev (GER) 64 63
[Q] E Gulbis (LAT) d [6] R Stepanek (CZE) 64 64
M Youzhny (RUS) d T Bellucci (BRA) 62 63
A Beck (GER) d R Schuettler (GER) 63 46 76(3)
J Monaco (ARG) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 50 ret. (illness)
R Gasquet (FRA) d P Petzschner (GER) 63 62

Doubles - Quarterfinals
R Hutchins (GBR) / J Kerr (AUS) d [WC] H Kondo (JPN) / G Soeda (JPN) 62 63

Doubles - First Round
[WC] S Iwabuchi (JPN) / T Suzuki (JPN) d [2] M Damm (CZE) / R Lindstedt (SWE) 61 36 10-6
J Knowle (AUT) / J Melzer (AUT) d [3] S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) 46 76(5) 14-12
J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Rojer (AHO) d S Huss (AUS) / S Lipsky (USA) 63 36 11-9


edma1022 said...

Serena, Gina Carano, and Claire Bevilacqua !


edma1022 said...

By the way, Craig ... Serena is the No. 1 top search subject at Yahoo today.

Craig Hickman said...

I bet she is.

Dapxin said...

folks, how much do you reckon she gets for this?

I don't like it. Not that I am that morally tuned-up.

I just think its one of those things people don't need to do, but are paid to do.

maybe I am wrong, enlighten me.

+ why the ESPN cover - Is sales that so bad ?

Pamela said...

Dapxin, this should answer your question:

"To be honest, I'm sick of working with young women, girls, teenagers, and they are constantly thinking they're too fat or too buff or too this. . . . They want to look like the Paris Hiltons of the world. It bothers me because it's so unrealistic. There are so many beautiful bodies out there. Athletes are not. And I just want every young girl to see their own body, or part of their body, in this issue."

In other words: Self esteem, and a different look at what a "normal" or athletic body is instead of the waif thin images we often see.

Craig Hickman said...

I used to be a professional performance artist. I wrote and performed solo theater pieces that I performed around the country. One of my best reviewed and favorite pieces to perform was entitled "Masks". It was an exploration of different kinds of drag. Including the drag of the naked body. I probably stood before hundreds of thousands of people, sometimes in small intimate settings, with no clothes on and pointed out how doing such a thing was actually a way of hiding behind the mask of nudity.

My mother, who used to tell her children repeatedly, "Don't be 'shamed about the body the good lord gave you. It's perfect just the way it is" inspired the exploration.

I applaud anyone who poses or performs nude as a way to promote the enhancement of positive self imaging and self esteem.

It's no small thing.

oddman said...

That is a beautiful shot of Serena.

pompelmo said...

So who is the "new" "real" number one? The one on the left or the one on the right?

Graf_sampras said...


the question to me has always been:

what's such a big deal about COVERING up the body? i guess it's just cultures or some evolved need to control our own impulses when we see a "body".

clothes are , i think, wonderful expressions of how human beings want to ADORN themselves ..and i think, should be accepted as such - but nothing more.

fashion is what that is, imo, be it among the Masai, or other tribes in south america, asia, etc...or more fully clothed as in colder climes...

it could also be a way to "imitate" the adornments of animals and , if one will note: animals are "naked" but their "adornments" are there (the counterpart in ourselves with our clothes and earings, etc.) to ENHANCE their natural appearance and form...NOT "out of modesty"

only humans seem to have that hang-up of hiding, rather than DISPLAYING with joy, what is so natural...their own bodies that nature gave us - which includes every phase of our lives: from infant, to growing up flush in health and vibrancy, and then even in our weakened states as we age.

it is STILL our body which shouldn't be a source of "shame".

but i've always questioned it when it become purposed towards "modesty".

many years ago - i spent a weekend with a friend and her mom in rhode island ...and we went to the beach that was out of season - so no people .

her mom - who just came from sweden - said:

"we're the only ones don't have to be so modest..."

I wasn't used to it but i realized i had become too "modest" with my own body ...and the best i could do was get down on my skimpies and remove my shirt...

but she went ahead and took off ALL her clothes, including undies. lol.

she told me:

"in sweden - we don't think much of it. it's natural".

bottom line, despite personal "habits" - i still think that being NUDE, and totally nude , even in public should be the most natural thing in the world, even if society doesn't really behave that way.

but an example also gives thought:

in NEW GUINEA - when the Christian Europeans came over a century ago - and started to instill "guilt" in the natives - the natives started to adopt to covering themselves up ./..

RESULT:? because of the extremely high humidity year round, the clothes merely encouraged bacteria to colonize on the bodies, armpits, etc...and the natives got all kinds of diseases.

they KNEW what they were doing UNclad. it's the europeans and their "guilt" complex about "nakedness" that brought the PLAGUES!

of course they did that to the Native Indians in america too. so THERE!


Graf_sampras said...

oh , besides -- NAKED TENNIS PLAYERS would be FUN!!!