Tuesday, September 06, 2011

US.9- And Then There Was Rain





Sigh.


"I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4." - Yogi Berra



And on Day 9, the U.S. Open looked outside and saw the rain pouring down, then decided to pull the covers over its collective head and "nap" for the entire day.




TOP QUALIFIER: Romina Oprandi/ITA
TOP EARLY ROUND (1r-2r): #28 Serena Williams/USA
TOP MIDDLE-ROUND (3r-QF): xx
TOP LATE ROUND (SF-F): xx
TOP QUALIFYING MATCH: Q3: Alexandra Panova/RUS def. #6q Andrea Hlavackova/CZE 3-6/6-2/7-6(7)
TOP EARLY RD. MATCH (1r-2r): 2nd Rd. - Irina Falconi/USA d. #14 Dominika Cibulkova/SVK 2-6/6-3/7-5
TOP MIDDLE-RD. MATCH (3r-QF): xx
TOP LATE RD. MATCH (SF-F/Jr.): xx
TOP NIGHT MATCH: xx
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FIRST WINNER: Monica Niculescu/ROU (def. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner/AUT)
FIRST SEED OUT: #5 Petra Kvitova (lost to Dulgheru/1st Rd.)
UPSET QUEENS: Romanians
REVELATION LADIES: Americans
NATION OF POOR SOULS: Czech Republic (2-5 in 1st Rd., Cetkovska walkover in 2nd)
LAST QUALIFIER STANDING: Silvia Soler-Espinosa/ESP (3rd Rd)
LAST WILD CARD STANDING: Sloane Stephens/USA (3rd Rd.)
LAST AMERICAN STANDING: Serena Williams/USA (in QF)
IT: Nominees: A.Pavlyuchenkova, one of the Bannerettes, a junior
MS. OPPORTUNITY: Nominees: a singles semifinalist
COMEBACK PLAYER: Nominees: S.Williams, F.Pennetta, M.Oudin
CRASH & BURN: Wimbledon champ, #5 Petra Kvitova/CZE (1st Rd./lost to Dulgheru) & Roland Garros champ, #6 Li Na/CHN (1st Rd./lost to Halep)
ZOMBIE QUEEN: Flavia Pennetta/ITA - sick and nearly throwing up on court late in the 2nd set, overcomes 0-5 hole and saves 4 MP in tie-break vs. Peng Shuai/CHN to escape with straight sets 4th Round win (in QF)
LADY OF THE EVENING: Nominees: S.Stosur (two dramatic night wins, neither in Ashe Stadium), S.Stosur & M.Kirilenko (for 32-pt tie-break in 4th Rd.)
BROADWAY-BOUND: Nominees: V.Williams ("One Night Only"), F.Schiavone (for combined '11 slam dramatic performances), S.Stosur & M.Kirilenko (for 32-pt tie-break in 4th Rd.)
DOUBLES STAR xx
JUNIOR BREAKOUT: xx




All for Day 9. More tomorrow (hopefully).

4 Comments:

Blogger Hoergren said...

I like that sort of naps too - perfect ;-)
Funny guy this Yogi Bear. I was impressed by your Kirkegaard quotes but these quotes are corny - like them! What about Mark Twain he is also good for some corny ones like:

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain

One Cronin could use:

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Mark Twain

How about it - he's good.

Wed Sep 07, 02:22:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Hoergren said...

I couldn't resist this one:

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain

And this for the players:

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Mark Twain

Wed Sep 07, 02:36:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Todd Spiker said...

Are those quotes working? I haven't been really sure about that, but I have not been willing to give up trying with them. ;)

You know, Hoergren, you sort of pulled a "Yogi-ism" out there yourself. Yogi Berra isn't really the same as the cartoon Yogi Bear, but I've wondered if maybe the character's name might have been some sort of silent homage to Berra. Yogi (when I was a kid, I named my cat after a little stuffed Yogi Bear toy he was playing with one day, by the way) always said he was, "Smarter than the average bear," which sounded good on the surface, but one could always argue whether or not that was really something worth bragging about.

Good idea on the Twain quotes. He IS the quintessential American author, so he'd be a good choice as a "co-author" for the Daily Backspin at next year's Open.

Wed Sep 07, 02:38:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Diane said...

Yogi Berra's working for me!

Wed Sep 07, 05:33:00 PM EDT  

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