Sunday, June 8, 2008


To be frank, I never follow tennis. But I do catch up for some important games. This time it was a Serbian popcorn on song. I saw the French open Ladies finals. Ana Ivanovic, seen her in Wimbledon finals and some other finals that I don't remember, but she had finished both the times on the loosing side. All I remember was a girl with a very puissant forehand. A shot that can take your racket back when it comes to contact.

On the other side was Dinara Safina, determinant young girl from France was quiet an opponent, standing 6 feet and 2 inches tall. Very gusty young girl, was very nervous during the finals, as it was her first. My all time favorite player is and will always be Justine Henin Hardenne. The grace and fluency she bought to tennis, I have never seen that kind of a game ever in anyone else. Ana was close, her movements were impeccable.

She swayed away from the balls and nailed it across to the back-hand of Safina. Those inside out shots had quiet a thump in them. Both the player were nervous, which resulted in many unforced errors. Ana won some crucial breaks, in the second set. to take it 6-4 6-3. Safina lost some important points when the ball was on her half.

Ana Ivanovic smiled her way through, with ease and grace, barring some tense moments. I fell in love with her smile and grace. Quiet a classy women, who is now the number 1 seed after this French open win. Bravo to Ana!! A french open final victory, 4 million dollars, number one seed, got to say she must be in the tenth moon. She has Ivanoviced to glory!!

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