Friday, January 29, 2010

Sister Love

Serena Williams of the United States, right, and her sister Venus Williams celebrate during the awarding ceremony,  after beating  Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Liezel Huber of the United States to win  the final of the Women's Doubles at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday Jan. 29, 2010.
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Serena Williams of the United States, right, and her sister Venus Williams celebrate during the awarding ceremony, after beating Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Liezel Huber of the United States to win the final of the Women's Doubles at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday Jan. 29, 2010. The sisters won 6-3, 6-4.

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Men's Singles Semifinals
Roger Federer (1) def. Jo-Wilfried Tsona (10) 62 63 62

8 comments:

Beth said...

Good on the WS! I saw parts of the match....I'm glad they won.

Beth said...

OT, but can someone tell me if the men's final is going to be OUR time 3:30 am Eastern on Monday morning? Or is it Sunday morning at 3:30am Eastern? And also the time for the women's final too? I am really a dunce when it comes to this time difference thing.....thanks!

Karen said...

Women's final: 3:30 Saturday morning
Men's final: 3:30 Sunday morning
I think all times are Eastern

Beth said...

Thanks Karen. I feel like such a dope. If I sat down and stopped thinking about a million things at the same time I probably could have figured it out but I'm in wall-2-wall mode right now. I think what has been throwing me is that at some point in our day it is tomorrow in Australia so I was just not sure of the match dates. Thanks!

Karen said...

Hmm, not good. Serena saying that she felt that she peaked against Stosur. Oy vey. Frazzles

Karen said...

Beth, you are not the only one. The first week of the championships I had to keep asking my sister what day it was because I got so confused, plus lack of sleep is really killing me. I always used to wonder how sleep deprivation as a form of torture would work but having experienced it these last 2 weeks, I can see how people who use it as a form of torture can usually get what they want. It is horrible, You cannot even function during the days when you do manage to catch a few winks. I hope Serena can focus on her upcoming finals match. She seemed very happy on the court yesterday, but I am not sure I like how her interviews are sounding. She is sounding a bit resigned to losing as she seems quite happy with winning the doubles titles. Not sure if we will see a Grade B Serena out there tomorrow morning

Beth said...

That's so not like her though. You know her game and her state of mind much better than I do Karen, as I am not a Serena follower. But what little I DO know is that when she gets on that court, she is NOT going to want to lose to Henin. I think she may be just acting cool, collected and not trying to get into hype? She will give it everything. I can't see her doing less, can you?

Karen said...

No beth, I really cannot. She has shown on many occassions her ability to rise to the occassion. I can recall at last year's AO, through the early rounds she got her scares, she had problems with Dementieva in the semis and she just came out firing on all cylinders. Perhaps she is playing mind games making us think that she has peaked already, but I doubt if that is the case. I think with proper rest and relaxation she should be able to get the W tonight. I have to say that I like what I am hearing from both camps. The mutual respect by each player's camp is just really good to hear. I understand also that Justine and Serena have been having conversations in the locker room and stuff, so perhaps all this bad blood is now in the past and it is now all about the tennis.