Throw Up the Deuce


Order Restored

In a highly entertaining encounter, Serena Williams took out Jelena Jankovic, 6-4, 7-5, in the final of the U.S. Open. JJ had four set points in the second set, but Serena stepped it up. The win propels Serena back to the number one ranking, after a nearly six year absence. It feels like order has been restored to the top of the women’s game. Now that I think about it, as the last major of the year comes to a close, I realize that even in this year of questionable rankings and injuries, the four best women on the tour took home the four majors. As for Jelena, I really don’t know if she’ll ever find herself in the final of a major again, but if she does, she really needs to work on her trophy presentation etiquette. Interrupting Mary Carillo to ask how much her check was for wasn’t very classy.

Congrats, Serena!


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4 Responses

  1. notanothertennisfan says:

    I was roaring with laughter at Jelena during the trophy ceremony. When Mary Carillo announced Serena’s payday, you could literally see the wheels turning in Jelena’s head… I thought she was really funny, and she didn’t ask just once! The second Serena was formally announced champion and given the trophy, Jelena asked again, “So how much is my check?”


  2. trburke says:

    you thought she was funny? i was like “um…you didn’t win, this is not your time to shine, it’s serena’s”. she was definitely the opposite of classy.

    and hopefully before the text tournament someone will tell jelena that putting massive amounts of glitter in your hair isn’t age appropriate.

  3. notanothertennisfan says:

    I thought the same thing about the glitter (hearty chuckle).

    Jelena is just a goof. I’m reminded of the trophy ceremony at the Hopman Cup, where Serena and James Blake (or was it Mardy Fish?) got a crystal tennis ball or something, and Jelena grabbed the mic and said, “Serena always has bling”, or something like that… She just HAS to say something when she’s around a mic, no matter what illogical, silly thought pops into her brain.

  4. trburke says:

    this year’s hopman cup? definitely mardy fish.

    about jelena…reading your rebuttal has made me calm down my annoyance for JJ (momentarily).

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