French Open Crisis Center

by: Peter Bodo | June 03, 2010

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Mornin', folks. Well, I attended Serena Williams press conference yesterday (she played her doubles after losing to Slammin' Sammy Stosur, so we didn't get to meet with her until after 8 pm, our time), and thought I'd have some thoughts on it. But really, there's nothing much to say. She offered up nothing of particular note, and this quote pretty much sums up her thoughts:

"Well, she's a good player.I made so many errors, and I definitely was nowhere near my best today.But she played really well."

Fair enough, she was a disappointed loser. Frankly, though, I thought the match was less about Serena's lack of execution than about Stosur playing at her best, for longer periods, and doing something with which Serena is unfamiliar: standing her ground and meeting every challenge, mental and physical, that Serena was able to muster.

Today, we'll decide the women's semifinals. The only thing we know for sure is that Roland Garros will have not only a first-time champion by the time the dust settles on Saturday, but the game at -large will have another, new member of the Grand Slam singles champion's club.

Enjoy the tennis.

-- Pete

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