How about that Dinara Safina! (And Roger Federer, too, but more on him later.)
I guess order had to be restored to the women's side of the draw, after Jelena Jankovic joined other TTA? top picks Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki, as well as last year's finalist Ana Ivanovic, on the sidelines.
First, though, let me apologize if you came by the site and nothing new was posted. I've been dealing with some issues of the job-loss variety the past couple of days. I guess if I were to look at it on the bright side, I should have more time to blog at least! ("Mama, don't let your babies grow up to be print journalists..."—I hope Willie Nelson doesn't mind me rewording his song!)
Anyway, enough about that: back to the tennis and tonight's (or today's for the Aussie folk) Safina-Alize Cornet match. Safina definitely has some fight in her, but you also have to think Cornet blew it a little, too. Cornet's going to have a very solid career, but I think she's definitely going to have to get stronger as to where she could pick up some free points against a player as physically imposing as Safina. Tough break for her, too, on that match point.
Well, I just wanted to get something up on ye olde Tennis Talk, Anyone? site. I'll definitely be posting more in the days ahead. My women's predictions are shot to hell, but the guys seem to be hanging there.