Monday, June 2, 2008

Day 9: The wicked witch is dead! And so are the Americans!

Clearly the French like their russians quiet. Sharapova aka daddy's little princess, lacking in fan support from the very start, lost a stunner to Marat's lil' sister, Dinara Safina. Dinara aka the little russian that could fought back from down a break at 5-2 to force a second set tie-breaker. In that tie-breaker she was down 5-2 as well. But apparently there ain't no mountain high enough to keep her from the French Open Quarterfinals.

It must have been tough for Maria to realize that fans simply don't want her to win. I get the feeling that her over-the-top shrieking is rattling the nerves of tennis fans nearly as much as it rattles the nerves of her opponents. I know it does me.

But enough about her, let's talk more about Russian girls.

How about Dementieva? She smoked Zvonereva to earn a spot in the quarterfinals against Safina. Say that 400 times fast.

How about Kuznetsova aka pitbull? She won the first set and was tied in the second at 2-2 when her match had to be suspended due to darkness. If she finishes off Victoria Azarenka she will be the third russian lady to make it through to the quarterfinals. Thankfully, none of them scream as loud as Maria aka daddy's little princess.

Moving on to the men, Roger aka Our Heavenly father looked rather human in his straight set undressing of frenchman Julian Benneteau. Neither played inspired tennis and I can't help but think that Roger may have the clay pulled from under his feet in the quarters, where he'll face Fernando Gonzalez, who easily put an end to unseeded American Robby Ginepri's attempt to represent the pathetic Americans on clay. I can't believe it, I have just doubted gods ability to win a stinking quarterfinal match at Roland Garros. Lord, strike me down.

Elsewhere on the grounds, David Ferrer stormed his way through his second consecutive 5 set thriller - this time Radek Stepanek aka the worm was his unwilling victim. His opponent in Wednesday's Quarterfinal round will be Gael aka the great french hope Monfils, who sealed the casket of Croat upstart Ivan Ljubicic to gain his first visit to a major quarterfinal.