Roland Garros day 3

26 05 2010

Henin, Sharapova, Hantuchova, Wickmayer and Bartoli were easy winners in their first rounds at Roland Garros. One match certainly was the highlight of the day and not because the level was so high, but it sure was dramatic. Kimiko Date Krumm, the 40-year old veteran from Japan beat last year’s finalist Dinara Safina in three sets. The first set was a quick 5-0 for Safina who on the set 6-3.In the second set Safina lead 2-0, but it went downhill from there. Safina has been seriously injured for the start of the year and came back only weeks ago but hitting so many errors is a shame. She even lead 4-2 in the third eventually losing 6-3 4-6 5-7. In the last game Safina hit 4 unforced errors in a row against a Date who injured herself on her calve and could barely walk. This Date comeback is getting better and better though, she plays so extremely smart. A nice counter-balance to the tons of ball-bashers on tour right now.

Justine Henin makes successful comeback

4 01 2010

After fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters made a very successful comeback last year during the US Open series and eventually won the U.S. Open, Justine Henin seems to be right on track to do something similar this year. Justine beat Nadia Petrova(world number 20) in the first round of the tournament in Brisbane with 7-5 7-5. The match was at a high level and even though Henin’s famous backhand was a bit rusty at times, her fighting spirit was just as good as in her golden days. The Australian Open might come a bit early but I bet Justine will be right back on the highest level during her beloved Roland Garros.

Justine Henin announces comeback

23 09 2009

After weeks of rumors Justine made it official yesterday, she is gonna start playing on the WTA tour again next season at least until the Olympics of 2012. When she quit in may 2008, she was ready to start a family and be busy with other things. She also missed the fire necessary for top tennis. After recharging her battery and realizing she is not ready for a family yet, she re-hired former coach Rodriguez to make a comeback. While I am not as big of a Justine fan as I am from Kim, I am super excited about the comeback. Justine is an extraordinary talented player with a great game that is a feast for the eyes, something the women’s tour desperately needs right now. Her personality is not as nice as Kim’s, but Justine is a fighter and showed some great improvement in behavior at the end of her career. Belgium is all of a sudden the biggest name in women’s tennis again, together with the U.S.

US Open, Kim-back continues after severe drama

13 09 2009

Let’s start with the semi-final match itself between Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters, because no-one seems to talk about that. It was a great match on a very high level where Kim made sure Serena never got into her groove by playing aggressive herself and hitting the balls very deep. The match had some fantastic rallies and the longer they lasted the more likely that Kim came out on top. Now onto the drama. After Serena lost the first set she smacked her racket and got her first warning. At 6-5 for Kim in the second Serena got a foot fault which gave Kim the match point. If the foot fault was fair people are still discussing, but Serena showed her true self by yelling at the lines person” I swear to God, I will take this ball and push it down your throat”. And after that she said she was gonna kill the woman. Serena got her second warning and lost the point and the match. Not very Jehovah’s Witness-like don’t you think. Serena is just a sore loser and trailer trash. Because of this Kim never got the perfect ending to one of the best matches of her career, something she really deserved. But Kim stayed classy as usual and did not trash Serena afterwards. 

Kim will play the final of the US open against Danish teen Caroline Wozniacki, who played a solid match against Yanina Wickmayer and made sure the make very little errors. That was enough yesterday night to make it to her very first slam final.I think though that if she wants to beat Kim she has to do a little more. Kim is the favorite after beating both Williams-sisters in her first slam after a 2 year pregnancy absence, but Wozniacki’ error-less game is not something to think light about. How fantastic would it be if Kim took the trophy home??!! Both Denmark and Belgium will sure be proud of their ladies!

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Gossip; Cranberries, Whitney Houston, McSteamy loves his coke

3 09 2009

My favorite band of the 90’s, The Cranberries are going to reunite!! Dolores O’Riordan and the original members of the band will go on tour together where they will play music from Dolores’s new album and they will also write new stuff together.As a moody teen this music was my everything!! Now i like more upbeat dance music. So even though I grew up my taste in music goes down a year every year I get older, haha.

Talking about comebacks, Whitney Houston had her big comeback concert in Central Park for 5.000 fans this week for Good Morning America and she sounded like she ate gravel the night before. Extremely husky but it was live at least and she still sounds like Whitney. On the upside her new album will be the number 1 in the Billboard charts next week.

Eric Dane, Grey’s McSteamy, and his wife Rebecca Gayheart seem to really like their drugs. After the crack video that was made public last month now a source claims that they were snorting coke at a party in Hollywood a few years back. I am the last one to criticise people for doing drugs but I always have to think about the family of the boy that Gayheart killed while driving with a cellphone in her hands. Was she doing drugs back then?? Or maybe she started taking drugs to deal with the drama, that’s a possibility as well.