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Say It Aint So!

Man, after making the bold prediction that I thought Serena Williams would make a serious run at the French Open, both she and her sister Venus were bounced from the tournament today!

I have to say I totally didn’t see this coming! I also didn’t forsee James Blake getting upset yesterday in the 2nd round. We Americans just can’t get it right on clay, can we?

Robby Ginepri is the lone player representing the Stars n’ Stripes that is left in the field. He’s been on fire, so I hope he can keep it up and doesn’t feel too much pressure!

Wimbledon gets underway on June 23, and can’t get here soon enough for Team USA!

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There’s Always Next Time, Donald

A few days ago, I wrote about my hopes for American tennis player Donald Young as he opens competition at the French Open.

I really wanted him to advance to the 2nd round because his game and career needed that boost, desperately. Well, I regre to inform that he did not win his opening round match against fellow American Robby Ginepri. He did manage to win a set and force a tiebreak in another, but it wasn’t enough. Robby won 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.

I can’t be too terribly hard on him because as a country, the US tennis contingent pretty much sucks on clay. And we’ve made progress from last year when no American men made it to the second round. This year, there are at least 3 because Wayne Odesnik also made it through the 1st round!

I look forward to Donald’s performance at Wimbledon and accompanying warm-up tourneys.
I hope he gets a couple of wins under his belt to get his confidence up.

Alas, there’s always next time, Donald! Keep on, keepin’ on!

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