Monday, May 23, 2005

It figures...

The French Open started today. I flipped over to it after watching the end of a West Wing rerun. It's pretty exciting to see the early rounds of the majors televised. Since I used to love watching Anna play, the early rounds were my friend... the later rounds, not so much. Anyway, wouldn't you know it... the match that was served up was Venus Williams and a Spanish player.

Watching led me to some tennis type thoughts:

  • I like women's tennis more than men's. No surprise there. The only guys I ever liked watching were Bjorn Borg, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.
  • I was really jealous when Andre hooked up with Steffi Graf, but I have to admit they make a cute couple. I saw one of the commercials they do together about 100 times today and she's still amazing to me.
  • If I were to hook up with a celebrity, I would rather date a tennis player than an actress.
  • I really miss watching Steffi Graf play tennis.
  • I really miss watching Pete Sampras practically die on the court and still come through with a win.
  • The return of the tennis skirt/dress is a good thing.
  • I'm glad John McEnroe isn't one of the announcers for the early rounds.
  • Why the fuck am I sitting in West Bend, Wisconsin, instead of a seat at Roland Garros right now? I should plan on going next year. I would think about Wimbledon, but I've been to Paris and want to go back and I've never been to London. Hmmm, maybe that's a good reason to think about Wimbledon.
  • Since I'm not going to go to the French Open or Wimbledon any time soon, I should see what tournaments will be going on within driving distance this summer.
  • Lindsay Davenport is very intelligent and also pretty darn attractive in person.
  • Mary Jo Fernandez once gave me a really good interview, but I couldn't get over the fact that she had dissed my friend Vince when he had to do a story on her back when she was still playing. I was tempted to say something.
  • Russian girls are hot. Russian girls in tennis skirts are... I can't even put it into words.
  • When I was a little kid, I saw Chris Evert play an indoor tournament in LA. After the match, I ran down to the main floor and met her at the exit as she left the court. She signed an autograph. That would never happen today.

Sadly... I must now start thinking about doing a spot of work. Why, oh why, must I labor?


The Zombieslayer said...

Russian chicks are hot. If something bad ever happened to Mrs. Zombieslayer, I'll probably just mail order bride someone from Russia (that's if I don't hook up with a hot Italian actress).
As for Graf, wasn't she in Playboy? My friends all think her nose is too big, but she's got killer legs and a cute smile. Well, maybe it's just a little too big, but still, I wouldn't kick her out of bed.

joanne said...

Wow, someone that likes tennis as much as I do?!?

I was watching it today too. I love men's tennis (of course) but I do enjoy women's probably just as much. I think the guy from Cyprus that played David Nalbandian today is cute. His name is Marcos. I don't have comments about the ladies and their looks like you do (ha ha). I think the Russian women are pretty, sure, but their personalities tend to be less colorful than the Americans ;-)

Sadie Lou said...

I was reading this post and thinkin' "jo-anne will love this"! I know nothing about sports and even less about tennis.