August 13, 2008 • 2:20 am
Who would’ve bet they’d ever hear those words in the same sentence? Everyone’s favorite tennis commentator has been a regular feature on NBC’s Olympic Gold Medal Spotlight. Tonight’s feature was unbelievably enlightening and creatively entitled “Panda Babymaking”. Mary Carillo took us through the fascinating world of panda mating. While she used the word “stud” a few times too many, I forgave her when I saw her eat that panda biscuit. Ah, Mary, you just made my Olympics.
Filed under: Oldsters, beijing 2008, mary carillo, Olympics, pandas, sports, Tennis
August 12, 2008 • 4:58 pm
- Serena looked sharp as she utterly dismantled Samantha Stosur, 6-2, 6-0.
- Venus beat Iveta Benesova 6-1, 6-4 in singles and then teamed up with Serena and beat her again in doubles.
- The Chinese women, Na Li and Jie Zheng, advanced in front of their home crowd.
- Caro Wozniacki took Daniela Hantuchova to the cleaners, 6-1, 6-3.
- JJ did not withdraw after all and beat Alona Bondarenko 7-5, 6-1.
- R. Fed sets up a rematch with his Athens 2004 conquerer, Tomas Berdych.
- Rafa wiped the floor with Aussie, Lleyton Hewitt, 6-1, 6-2.
- Djerkovic beat Rainer Schuttler 6-4, 6-2.
- Fourth seed, Nikolay Davydenko, went out to P.H. Mathieu, 7-5, 6-3.
Filed under: Oldsters, Quick Hits, beijing 2008, Olympics, rafael nadal, roger federer, serena williams, sports, Tennis, venus williams
Bjorn on his favorites for Wimbledon:
“I pick Rafael Nadal as winner and my second choice is Novak Djokovic, my third is Roger,”
Borg said in an interview in London earlier this week. He also said he would not be surprised if Federer retired from tennis next year. In my opinion, picking Novak Djokovic ahead of Roger Federer on grass is ludicrous. But, I agree with him on Rafa.
Filed under: Oldsters, bjorn borg, novak djokovic, rafael nadal, roger federer, sports, Tennis, Wimbledon
Three-time French Open champion, Gustavo Kuerten, played his last match as a pro baller today on Court Phillipe Chatrier against Paul-Henri Mathieu of France. The 31 year-old Kuerten lost the match, 3-6, 4-6, 2-6, wearing his 1997 championship ensamble. After the match, Guga was presented a trophy for his contributions to tennis over the years.
Filed under: Oldsters, Roland Garros, french open, gustavo kuerten, retirement, sports, Tennis