Saturday, January 31, 2009

From Longest to quickest match? Serena gets 10th Grand Slam!

I honestly don't have much to say after watching the Women's Final, over just as it began...

I'm honestly fairly certain the introductions and warm-ups were longer than the match itself, and that's not a joke, I seriously think they were. The match was short of an hour, and looked like a pickup game between random buddies where one friend who is a regular player convinces the other who has never picked up a racket to come 'play' only he never cuts the newbie friend any learning time.

I really don't know how to put it; was Serena dominating? Did Safina choke? A lot of both? Safina was easily straining and defeated by the 3rd point. The crowd's loudest applause was on the few instances Safina even won a point & now Safina has come up short (2nd) in the Aussie & French Opens and Olympics all back to back to back.

Whatever way you slice it, that may have been the quickest Grand Slam final in a long time with Serena Williams simply devastating Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-3 to collect her now 10th Grand Slam title & the #1 ranking.

Nothing else to say about the 'match'; guess just going forward: Will Serena retain the #1 ranking?

1 comment:

Goose said...

Considering the way Serena played that first set, I was worried that Safina might get the Zvereva treatment (i.e. double 6-0) although that might have happened had she lost the first game of the 2nd set. As far as whether Safina choked, perhaps a little. She had to have a steady serve but she didn't so once she got broken, even a full mental recovery would have, at best, sent it to a third set considering how well Serena played.