Friday, October 2, 2009
You know, looking back, I think the Pan Pacific Open organizers will be all right with what happens after all. They got a final as good as good can get with Maria Sharapova taking on Jelena Jankovic. Not many names in the sport get bigger than Sharapova's, and Jankovic is no slouch!
Both of these players have gone through a lot over the past year or so, and it's great to see them get ready to battle it out in a pretty major WTA event. It's kind of wild to think that just last year, they both spent time holding down the top spot! Part of me gets nervous watching Sharapova play since she's come back because I get nervous about that shoulder of hers giving out on her again. I'm a big fan of hers and I think the sport as a whole needs her to be out there at her best. I like Jankovic, too, and I'm hoping she ends the year on a real good note as well.
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