“The next point – that’s all you must think about. ”
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Sam Stosur Is Imprinted For Posterity
What she said:
“I think I’ll have to go out and buy a couple of my own stamps.”
Sam Stosur is in splits as she considers purchasing stamps commemorating her 2011 US Open victory. The special issue souvenir sheet was issued by Australia Post retailing 10*60 cents Southern Cross for AUS $15.95.
“I know Australia has done it in the past with the gold-medal winners, so to have that of myself is pretty cool. Maybe I can post a few letters.”
Stosur, on the Australia Post website, remarked:
I’m really excited Australia Post has decided to release a souvenir stamp sheet to celebrate my US Open win. The past couple of weeks have been very exciting and I’m still coming to terms with the idea of being a Grand Slam winner. This is something I’ll remember forever.
What she really meant:
“Trust Australia Post to not send me complimentary copies.”
What she definitely didn’t:
“Letter writing? Can anyone recall when they last wrote one? Maybe this will get my fans to switch over to snail mail.”
“Who do you think will win the men’s US Open title this year?”, he barks at me.
I am none-too-pleased at being drawn from my morning cuppa while catching up on the funnies in the paper.
“Why do you want to know?” I growl back.
“I need to know because I need to know.” replies Otto.
“Your guess is as good as mine.” I respond.
Quote/Misquote: Stanislas Wawrinka,Roger Federer,Novak Djokovic,Rafael Nadal,Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Na Li (Satire)
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"I have no idea. Sorry. I have no idea why."
What he really meant:
I don’t know why Europeans dominate tennis right now. I just play, man, don’t bother me.
What he definitely didn’t:
The Europeans have stolen the Americans’ and Australians’ spinach and will keep popping them in the eye.
(Popeye refrain "I’s bin hornswoggled!” in background.)
Soderling takes home the Paris Masters for the first time.
Monfils could not use the momentum of the crowd to make inroads into the Swede’s game.
The first set was an one-sided affair with the tall Nordic breaking twice to take the set 6-1.
It will be Robin Soderling versus Gael Monfils this Sunday at the Paris Masters but not before both protagonists overcame hiccups en route to the final.
The first semi featured Michael Llodra—on a hot streak—against Swede Soderling.
The initial set went with serve 6-6. And it was Llodra—playing with the foot pressed to the accelerator—who romped home 7-0 in the tie-break.
That served as a wake-up call to Soderling who started to find his feet in the second, hitting his returns nice and deep. But it was all bazookas and Llodra’s brilliance until 5-5.
Soderling broke Llodra to go up 6-5 and then served out the set to make it 1-1.
Scintillating tennis continued with Llodra negating an early break to come roaring back into the match in the third set.
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How does it feel to ride the tail of a tiger?
The 10th seed must have felt secure leading 4-3 in the first set, serving for the 8th game.
But Llodra broke back and the scores were soon level at 5-5.