Sunday, June 03, 2007
The French Open is in full-swing! Maria Sharapova fought hard to beat Switzerland's Patty Schnyder in three sets: 3-6, 6-4, 9-7. Schnyder had two match points, but Sharapova miraculously kept on slamming forward. Yikes! Serena Williams, the last American in the draw, whooped past Marat Safin's sister Dinara Safina in straight sets: 6-2, 6-3. On the men's side, Roger Federer, much adored by America's magazine editors, swept past Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets. He now faces (the very handsome) Tommy Robredo, who beat (also very handsome) Filippo Volandri in three sets. Very oddly, Robredo and Volandri wore identical outfits on the court: the same headband, shirt, shorts, and shoes. Both were even wearing watches. If not for Robredo's floppy hair, there would be no way to tell them apart. Ah! The wonders of Roland Garros!