Thursday, February 1, 2007

Roger and Serena

are the Australian Open 2007 Men's and Women's Singles Champions (or at least in Serena's case, doubles).

Roger Federer won the 10th grand slam title of his career and is well on his way to equaling (surpassing?) Pete Sampras' record 14 grand slam titles. And he also won the Aussie Open without losing a set. That's seven best-of-5-set matches that he won in 3 sets, and three of those 7 matches were against opponents ranked in the top 10. Now that's domination.

A couple of years ago, Serena Williams was the Federer of women's tennis. She was completely dominating women's tennis, even winning all four grand slam titles in a span of one year (Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open in '02 and the Aussie Open in '03.) Of course, injuries and a seemingly lesser interest in competing put a stop to her domination. She had her worst tennis year last year, when she only played 4 tournaments (although she did reach the semifinals in 2) and dropped out of the top 100.

But now she's back. And she's playing great. And to prove it, she bitch-slapped world number 1 Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-2 in the Aussie Open final.

And I bet every female tennis player with the exception of Justine Henin-Hardenne is scared.

3 complaints:

Kai said...

I have a feeling that Feds will get away with a Serena Slam. Well, considering that Rafa is currently in such a terrible shape. Damn it!

lateralus said...

Federer will get his slam - and SI will still not give him the Sportsman of the Year award. Idiots.

The way Federer ended the match against Chilean was scary.Sharapova on the other hand, looked like a joke against Serena.

Dude, I moved. Im now at

hellgod said...

Benj: Why the sudden transfer?

Yep, I'm really hoping Fed gets the Grand Slam this year. Para next year, I can start rooting for someone new hehehe.

Serena was scary in her match. She just came back from injuries and she beat the number 1 player soooo easily. If she keeps it up, she can match Fed's grand slam count too.