US Open 2010 Day 2

In Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Li Na, Lleyton Hewitt, Mardy Fish, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Sports Blog, Tennis, US Open, Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka on September 1, 2010 at 12:46 am

I hope that the resurrection of the RTFNewzletter has brought joy to your souls yesterday and today. I know many were disappointed that I did not finish Wimbledon but let me say that there was not much to say. Serenanator routed Vera Zvonereva and Divadal took out Tomas Berdych but that’s old newz and we need to focus on this current major. However, some housekeeping issues. As always we are sponsored by The website has remained our sole corporate supporter and it is important that we show them our gratitude by logging on and let your political voice be heard. Nevertheless, I doubt many of you would since very few of you take the time to log onto realznewz blog and comment. However, I would excuse you for the next couple of days because I have not posted the latest editions to the website but by Friday the latest, we should be all caught up and you all better be up there posting comments. A very very very faithful subscriber, BW (not to be confused with Barbara Walters) approached me yesterday and expressed his concern for my mental health. He wondered if my prediction of She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named being crowned 2010 Women’s champion is a sign of relapsing into that vertiginous vortex of being a Venus Williams fan.  Now I still hold by my prediction but I assure you that there is no chance for a lapse. I am very judicious in my hateration and I do believe that my tennis expertise counts for something in these parts. I do not think it is fair to deny She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named accolades if she deserves them. Therefore, my choice was not an emotional one but I think logical. Nevertheless, knowing She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named, my choice might turn out to be purely mental. Anyway, I cannot think of anything else that I do need to mention at this time so I would press on with the tennis.

Did someone say there tennis today??? (I am slightly confused. So it’s a very humid and hot day and one decides to go to the US Open but instead of packing an umbrella, one packs a sweater and use that to block the sun?)

By the end of yesterday’s play, all the women’s first round matches were completed with a few on the men’s yet to start. Women’s play yesterday provided many interesting results. Fivehead aka Jelena Jankovic had to battle her way through to the second round as Simona Halep put up a fight but went down 4-6 6-4 5-7. Maria Shriekapova also struggled but found her game in the latter half of the match against Australian transplant Jarmila Groth 4-6 6-3 6-1. Many excuses in defense would be offered up by the “pundits” for Maria Shriekapova’s dismal play. However, those in the know and willing to speak about it, realize that despite Maria’s young age 23, she has already reached the peak of her game and is now on the down slope. Her game is not improving. Take last couple of weeks, she played Mommie Dearest in Cincinnati and I swear to you, she was kicking @$$. Mommie Dearest looked like she was aiming to go home to turn off the stove that she left on because she was being hurriedly dismissed. Then the rain came and suddenly, Shriekapova melted like the Wicked Witch of the West. Shriekapova then pulled out of Montreal citing injury and yesterday on Arthur Ashe stadium, she was not looking good at all. However, a win is a win and she is through to the 2nd round. Carolina Wozniacki, Danish biscuit played late last night and she sure was trying to get off the court in a hurry as she took out her opponent 6-1 6-1. Vera Zvonereva also made light work of her opponent 6-2 6-1. She can be a dangerous floater especially at majors. Boynetsova won though she needed three sets to take out Date-Krumm who is pushing 40 years old. Other winners included Maria Kirilenko, Arazane Rezai aka Ms. Gold Lamé, Yanicka Witmayer of Belgium and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands who incidentally is married though not from Jersey (she married an insurance executive so you know she can play up the real housewife bit if she wants to). Several seeded players lost yesterday as well. Na Li/Li Na the 8th seeded player and the 2010 Australian Open semi-finalist lost yesterday to Katheryna Bonderenko 6-2 4-6 2-6. This is an upset because I figured this was a good chance for the Chinese to show up her Australian result as being no mere fluke. Nadia Petrova aka Fatrova, the 17th seed also lost yesterday as did Lucie Safarova the 26th seed. With all that being said, thus far, only She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named, Danish Biscuit and Vera Zvonereva have played excellent tennis in the first round as all the others are looking very shaky. Danish Biscuit has played tons of tennis this summer and have signed up for doubles and we all know that by the end of the week she would be cooked like a Thanksgiving Day turkey.

Keeping the Fiveheads cool requires a lot of ice…

Onto the menz…

The menz ever attention-seeking, determined not to be outdone by the ladies, they decided to provide their own high stakes drama. D’Joker Harlequeen came close to defeat at the hands of his compatriot Viktor Troicki 6-3 3-6 2-6 7-5 6-3. It is incredible that a player of Harlequeen’s caliber struggling in this manner. However, I suspect that the D’Joker Harlequeen “catch-a-glad” being in NYC but boo, you missed the pride parade as it was back in June. So relax. Mardy “the former Whale” Fish also played an up and down match 6-0 3-6 4-6 6-0 6-1. David Nalbadian aka Mr. Federer’s former boyfriend, almost lost his match as he too was involved in a 5-setter but he was able to scrape through to the 2nd round. Marcos Fatdatis who has had a great summer run this year is out of the US Open losing to Arnaud Clement, former runner-up at the Aussie Open in 2001, 3-6 6-2 6-1 4-6 5-7. This is another upset for Fatdatis has been really trying to keep his weight down but he is also losing that battle. James Flake Blake won his first round match, which I am sure might surprise many people. It is a shame as Flake Blake is a talented player though not great. However, he deserves a lot more than the bashings he has been receiving in press as of late. It should be noted that Flake Blake has tour record of disposing an opponent in 35 minutes several weeks ago. So lay off the man, he can play. Tommy Robredo would join his fellow Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and David Ferrer in the 2nd round. Ernest Gulbis a very young talent lost to Jeremy Chardy of France yesterday as did Resident Ugly, Radek Stepanek (the man who led Martina Hingis to cocaine and Nicole Vaidasova to early retirement) who lost to Julian Benneteau of France.

Dude I think you are lactating.

That’s just gross. Get a BROssiere or a sports bra or something. How about some Slim Tees??

Featured matches includes Lochness Monster (Andy Murray) who would be playing his 1st round match. Ana Ivanovic who is already into the third round as she quickly disposed Jie Zheng. It appears as though Ms. Fernando Verdasco as decided to mind the balls of tennis than those of Tabasco/Verdasco. Well she should know that there are plenty of person willing to keep them warm in the interim. In tonight’s featured matches, Mr. Brooklyn Decker and Mommie Dearest are scheduled to appear so tune into ESPN 2 for coverage.


Hotties of the Day.

Looking all shady…you know we all have a things for the shady ones… (Felicano Lopez)

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia. Not a hottie but a cutie and plus she is getting some props for making a charge back up the rankings.

Shark Boy aka Radek Stepanek…I think tennis might not be the only sport he is into...watersports??

I am going to go to hell for this one but it was too good to pass…

Boynetsova meet your brother Mangalore….(I defy anyone to tell me there is no resemblance. It is cruel for me to point this out…very cruel but you know how the policy at RTFN… Tell the truth and shame the devil.)


911: Hello this is 911. What is your emergency?
Caller: Get me the Fashion Police. There are serious crimes at Flushing Meadows. As a matter of fact call the Fashion Bureau of Investigations…this one is serious…

The Demented One looking like a big stick of Big Red chewing gum..

Nurse Jackie plays tennis too???

Contrary to popular, it is clear that she doesn't have any gay friends. No one should be without a homosexual friend in his/her life. Because when you don’t, you leave your house looking like a Home Depot paint sampler strip.

Why and how is Stella McCartney designing clothes?

Isn’t’ it immoral at this point?

It's a heat wave...burning inside

Goodness gracious...great ballz of fire

Seems like Mardy the former Whale Fish has himself some piranha twinks in his box.

Where the fcuk you think you going grandpa?? Give me that fcuking ball. Don’t make me hurt you…

Yesterday was Military Day at the Open and members of services/veterans got into the open here is one lovely couple…

Lady: I miss my baby so much… I am gonna eat him all up… Man: Can someone ship my @$ back to Iraq because she is serious…She is going to eat me.. (I think he is trying to blink SOS)

How to hit your balls between the legs….Thank you Mr. Federer for the masterclass..


He is going out with

Her...Francesca Perell...What a pretty beard

Don’t get jealous fellas…check out below.

She has to lick these feet


It has just been reported that Victoria Azarenka has retired from her match against Argentine Gisela Dulko after Azarenka collapsed on court. She was taken off court in a wheelchair. Despite hot and humid conditions, Ms. Azarenka decided that it was best to wear a black dress. Thus far all things seem fine and I am sure that in 9 months time, things should be back to normal. Part of the story from AP. See folks I know what I am talking about when it comes to tennis

NEW YORK – Victoria Azarenka collapsed and fell to the ground while chasing down a ball on the baseline and had to be taken off the court in a wheelchair Wednesday, 31 minutes into her match on another steamy day at the U.S. Open.

The 10th-seeded Belarusian was trailing Gisela Dulko 5-1 in the first set on the Grandstand court. The temperature had reached 90 degrees with 42 percent humidity by 11:30 a.m. On-court temperatures topped 100 degrees.

Tournament officials gave no immediate update on the 21-year-old’s condition. About an hour after the match was called, her agent said Azarenka had been taken to the hospital. Dulko said Azarenka was conscious and responding when Dulko walked over to make sure everything was OK.

Wearing an all-black tennis dress, Azarenka had been moving slowly throughout the match. Before she served the first point in the seventh game, she hesitated and winced in pain. After the point, she kneeled down.

Two points later, while trying to run on the baseline, she stopped and crumbled to the ground, not appearing to twist or sprain anything. Medical personnel rushed out and yelled to the sideline to bring water. After a few minutes on the ground, being sheltered by an umbrella and with an ice pack on her neck, Azarenka was helped into the wheelchair and moved off the court. A trainer placed his hand on her neck to check her pulse.

“I was scared,” said Dulko, who advanced to the third round. “She went to the floor. I was worried for her. I went to see her, brought some ice, did whatever I could do to help.”

Dulko said the conditions were, indeed, brutal. For the second straight day, tournament officials put in place their extreme-weather policy, meaning women could ask for a 10-minute break if they split sets.

“It’s tough to play out there,” Dulko said. “It’s really hot, really humid. You sweat so much, sometimes it’s impossible to hold the racket.”…..

Though the Aussie Open – played in midsummer in the Southern hemisphere – may be the most consistently hot Grand Slam tournament, they have roofs available on some of their courts. That makes the U.S. Open, where all matches are played outdoors, the toughest grind of the four major tournaments in many minds.

The year 2010 is going down as the hottest summer in recorded history in New York, which certainly is doing nothing to change that reputation.

Seven men’s matches went five sets and 14 women’s matches went three sets in the stifling heat on Tuesday, though Azarenka was the first to fall with what appears to be a case of heat exhaustion.

The news traveled quickly through the tennis world.

“Did anyone watch Vikas match?? I really hope she is ok!” top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki said on her Twitter account, a few minutes after Azarenka fell. The previous night, Wozniacki defeated Chelsey Gullickson 6-1, 6-1 in a match that ended around 1 a.m.

Azarenka has won four career titles, most recently at Stanford last month, when she beat Maria Sharapova in the final. She reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open this year, losing to Williams, the eventual champion.

Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, (BABY DADDY) a native of Russia, is a family friend and a mentor, taking her in with his family in Scottsdale, Ariz.


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