Day 3 US Open 2011

In Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Caroline Wozniacki, Christina McHale, David Ferrer, Irina Falconi, Li Na, Maria Sharapova, Marian Bartoli, Petra Kvitova, Robin Soderling, Sabine Lisicki, Sam Stosur, US Open, Venus Williams on September 1, 2011 at 8:12 pm

So Day 3 has been completed at the US Open and here is your daily round up. But before I bring on the Realz Newz, I have to keep it realz for a bit. Now the USTA decided to stretch the first round matches to three days instead of the usual two days. I think this mostly applied to the men’s draw more so than the women’s. Nonetheless, this is not an unusual occurrence seeing as the French start play on a Sunday than the traditional Monday and I think Wimbledon because of rain delays, do also stretch it out to three days as well. However, with all that being said, what I do not understand is why ladies end up playing matches on two consecutive days of singles matches. Playing at a major is very stressful to begin with, added to that there are usually long waits and a lot of the players are entered in the doubles and mixed doubles draws as well. USTA get it together. This is totally absurd at this high level of the game. 

Yanina Wickmayer from Belgium 2009 US Open semi-finalist had to retire from her second round match having played her 1st round the day before. WTF USTA??

Now, there have been several notable withdrawals for the US Open this year including that of Kim Clijsters aka Mommy Dearest, Hewitt. However, at the start of play on Monday, several players  retired from their matches. Yesterday, the third day, two big names also retired but before the start of their matches; Robin Hood Soderling and Ebony Starr Venus Williams. Robin Hood stated that his head and stomach were aching him and all this stemmed from a throat problem…Excuse me? Come again? Severe head and stomach aches resulting from throat infection? Hmmm, I am no doctor but this certainly sounds like someone put something dirty in his mouth, got overexcited, scratched his throat and almost choked as he tried to swallow too much of whatever it was he put in his mouth. He is also suffering from a wrist injury. Limp wrist??

Hopes he get well soon. In the mean time, can I check his temperature.

Let me check your pulses! I am a professional

On the other hand, Ebony Starr was set to play Germany’s Sabine Lisicki, 2011 Wimbledon semifinalist which everyone was looking forward to in an effort to really gauge the American’s level of play at this major. However, according to Lisicki she saw Ebony Starr dressed and ready to go but was soon informed by the tournament referee that she was in the 3rd round by virtue of a walkover; her opponent cannot play the match. There was of course mystery surrounding this withdrawal of Ebony Starr because she looked healthy in her 1st round match, albeit sickening in that hideous outfit. There were a lot speculation about the reason for the withdrawal and I for one threw my dime piece in. Thinking that her new outfit was even more hideous than the last and it made her violently ill. Or even that she actually saw the match footage and became hysterical over the fact that she went on court, primetime in a black pleated dress with white lace back. The trauma of such realization, immediately led a severe bout of fashion diarrhea.


But then again, she's a tough girl. She has had far more serious bouts of fashion diarrhea

Nonetheless, a statement soon came out that Ebony Starr was suffering from an auto-immune virus which was causing pain and joint discomfort. This disease known as Sjögren’s syndrome,  chronic condition, which can spark extreme fatigue, joint pain, and increased risk for developing lymphoma, a form of cancer, or other serious complications. Here is a link to an article with more information: Thus unfortunately, there is no Ebony Starr to talk about at this tournament. It’s really sad because Ebony Starr is a dangerous competitor here at the open. She has an amazing record here. With zero matches under her belt for the summer last year, she made it to the semifinals and was a couple of points away from winning the entire thing. I hope this is not the end of this tennis legend. Her fans have high high heavenly hopes that she will rise again from the ashes. Hopefully leaving those horrendous pieces on there to burn. RTF is a HUGE fan of this player and makes no bones about it. Everyone here at RTF LOVES YOU even though we hate on your fashion all the time. 

Hope to see you back in the winner's row

WOW WOW WOW. Sometimes you get it OH SO RIGHT

Anyway to the Realz Tenis Newz. So Lochness Monster made it through to his 2nd round match. He started off shaky but soon found his range. He considers himself a title contender LOL but I am not going to beat a monster back for trying.

Nessie getting into the swing of things at the US Open

Beast Boy Del Potro looked particularly impressive as he dismantled his opponent. He is looking every bit as impressive as he did when he won this title in 2009. Watch out top half of the draw. FeFe Lopez of Spain also won his match as did John Isner who took out the Cypriot Marcos Fatdatis (sorry Connie). Another American Alex Bogomolov Jr also won his match as did Julien Benneteau of France who knocked out 10th seed, Nicolas Almagro.

Benneteau trying to keep a cool head as he upset Almagro

Andy Roddick, aka Mr. Brooklyn Decker seemed in cruise control for the first 2 sets against Michael Russell also from the US. All of a sudden, Mr. B Decker starting losing his focus, his ever powerful forehand was losing steam so much so that his backhand was more effective. But in the end, Mr. Decker got it together and pulled out the match in 4 sets.

Mr. Brooklyn Decker is the 21st seed. SMH...Things are not going for well for him.

In other newz on the men’s tour, Super Gemini doubles team of Mike and Bob Bryans have lost their first round match to Ivo Karlovic and Frank Moser, an unseeded seeded team.

Au revoir Fatoli. Have you seen the muffin man? The muffin man? The muffin man. Yes I have, he lives on Bartoli middle lane

On the ladies side, the other big newz also came from Americans as Christina McHale and Irina Falconi took out two top seeded played. Falconi took out the 14th see Dominika Cibulkova from Slovenia former Ms. Beetlejuice and McHale took out Marion Bartoli aka Fatoli aka Gloria the Hippo aka La Petite Grosse. They are young players so it is exciting for the US to have someone who can win a match other than the Williams sisters. Be prepared to see a media storm over these two girls especially McHale as she is from Jersey.

Falconi. I don't understand why is it that she has her American flag. So extra and unnecessary. No need to rub your victory in Cibulkova's face as if it were the battle of countries.

Anyway in other wins, Shriekapova won her match “quite comfortably” though her serving yips still persists. D’Stove Stosur won as did Julia Goerges, Penne Pasta Pennetta, Maria Kirilenko and fellow Russian Nadia Fatrova. The 14th and 10th seeds soon had company as the 12th seed was dismissed off court. Alexandra Dulgheru who beat Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova in the 1st round, went out tamely 6-3 6-0 to fellow Romanian Monica Niculescu. American Madison Keys, the youngest player in the draw lost as well.  Well that’s all folks..  

Nadia Fatrova Petrova. Gurl I thought we spoke about this outfit. You are wearing bricks for pattern? Seriously?


Hotties… VOLCANO HOTNESS Today..

VOLCANIC EXPLOSION though I have to call out Anna (far right) for those shoes and FeFe (far left) you wearing New Balances. Ehhhh..unforgivable

Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! You said we should forgive . Check out the shirt. Oh yes FeFe I want to love and fcuk you too.

WURK IT Barbara..

He thinks he's getting some. Mofo I am drinking wine not sniffing coke.

Another look... I need to get my Spanish together... maybe he can be my tutor

Kim Sears, this beauty is going out with the beast, Lochness monster


WOW I hope I never see this after midnight.

I like how she is trying to help her cause by adding the earrings. Bless her soul. E for Effort!

Excuse me... Are you a boy or a girl? Let me think about it for a minute?

I guess this ham is done

Mixed Bag

You wanna smell my ballz??

Looking like radioactive red kryptonite

I'm a barbie girl, in the barbie world Life in plastic, it's fantastic! you can brush my hair (Aqua)

Me caveman, take caveman home to cave for making fire by rubbing our sticks.


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