Wimbledon day 7

29 06 2010

It was the round of 16 yesterday and as expected it was fantastic. The most anticipated match was that between Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin. I missed the first set because I had to help my sister at her berry farm but because of the heat and the world cup soccer I  saw most of the second and third and it was so nerve-wrecking I had heart palpitations as times. Clijsters had a bad first set and make many unforced . Justine fell in the beginning of the match but played great in the games after the fall so it probably did not do her that much damage. Clijsters started to play with more aggression in the second set and her strokes penetrated the court often leaving Henin to make bizarre swings on her shots .In the third Henin just made too many errors  and Kim won 2-6 6-2 6-3, but if Kim wants to beat Venus or Serena her serve has to be better as well as her movement. On hard court it is such a weapon but yesterday she looked a tad bit sluggish at times to me. I also like to see her going to the net a bit more, she is a fabulous doubles player so on grass she needs to be that a bit more. The other great match-up was between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, both former champions and it was a match on a high level. Sharapova has not played great in a while but yesterday there were glimpses of the former champion with great serving at times as well(something she did not do much since her shoulder injury). She had 3 set points in the first set but could not convert and suffered an early break in the second losing 7-6 6-4. Serena’s serve and mental game were A+. Venus also had a tough match against Jarmila Groth from Australia but won, a little lucky,  6-4 7-6. Jelena Jankovic had to retire in her match against Vera Zvonareva being down 1-6 0-3. Zvonareva finally playing great again, when she is on she has one of the best groundstrokes on tour. Bartoli lost surprisingly against Pironkova and Na Li beat Agnieska Radwanska.

Zvonareva





Sex and the City 2

19 06 2010

Finally I saw this movie yesterday evening with my sisters. After hearing all the negative reviews and the declining audience-numbers I was very curious to see if it was worse than the first movie or not at all. We were not disappointed. We had a great time, lots of laughs etc, but that might be due to the company as well. The beginning with the gay wedding scene with Liza was fabulous. According to a blog I read it took 300 takes for Liza to get it right but eventually it was pure bliss. Carrie is still the same Carrie; bony, whiney and self-absorbed. Very relatable to me! She needs to grow up a little though, being in your 40’s and still acting like a little girl does not work well anymore on her. With Samantha it is a different thing, she can get away with anything even though she is older. Charlotte was pretty funny, but the same cannot be said for Miranda. In the TV-series she used to be clever and witty but in the movies this does not come across the same at all. Some things in the Middle-East were a little far-fetched but if you love those girls they can get away with a lot. If there is going to be a third installment I want more NY, more sex and more comedy(mot lame but sharp). Regardless, if you are a fan you will love it!! So did we.