When All Is Said and Done...
When it comes to ranking systems there isn't much difference between the WTA and the ATP is there?
No one could fail to notice that there were overflow, standing room only crowds in Montreal and you could practically shoot a cannon into Center Court at Cincinnati and not hit a soul.
Dinara Safina's problems go beyond majors don't they?
Despite the much despised outfit Jelena Jankovic announced her return to the WTA conversation in stunning fashion. Jelena bashing thread will follow shortly.
That rumor about Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic playing doubles together in Cincy was just a Twitter Rumor. As of this posting there is no Twitter abbreviation for the phenomenon.
American commentators are very excited about Andy Murray. Wonder why?
Come to think of it why were the male announcers so gung-ho in defending Safina's reign as a Slamless Number One? Normally mention of the WTA elicits giggles from the male announcers.
The sheer idiocy of back to back majors in the heat of the summer will be on display again next week. The WTA dragooned everyone into Cincinnati and is force marching them into Toronto. The ATP hauled everyone into Montreal ready to play or not and now the men have been drop shipped to Cincinnati. Almost makes me understand why Roger Federer shook Tennis Canada down for accommodations for his family.
There are actually pictures available of the doubles winners this week that don't require use of a magnifying glass. Amazing.
Equally amazing is the Men's Cincinnati Masters Main Draw.
 FEDERER, Roger SUI vs bye
ACASUSO, Jose ARG vs QUALIFIER
FERRER, David ESP vs WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP vs  CILIC, Marin CRO
 SODERLING, Robin SWE vs HEWITT, Lleyton AUS
VASSALLO ARGUELLO, Martin ARG vs BECKER, Benjamin GER
QUALIFIER vs QUERREY, Sam USA
BYE vs  RODDICK, Andy USA
 MURRAY, Andy GBR vs BYE
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs SELA, Dudi ISR
WC SAFIN, Marat RUS vs WC GINEPRI, Robby USA
TROICKI, Viktor SRB vs  STEPANEK, Radek CZE
 VERDASCO, Fernando ESP vs GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
HANESCU, Victor ROU vs QUALIFIER
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP vs MELZER, Jurgen AUT
BYE vs  DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG
 DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS vs BYE
BLAKE, James USA vs KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
ANDREEV, Igor RUS vs KIEFER, Nicolas GER
WC ODESNIK, Wayne USA vs  SIMON, Gilles FRA
 ROBREDO, Tommy ESP vs CHARDY, Jeremy FRA
WC ISNER, John USA vs HAAS, Tommy GER
QUALIFIER vs SERRA, Florent FRA
BYE vs  DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB
 TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA vs BYE
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER vs QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs PETZSCHNER, Philipp GER
BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs  GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI
 MONFILS, Gael FRA vs KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
ZVEREV, Mischa GER vs MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
QUALIFIER vs SEPPI, Andreas ITA
BYE vs  NADAL, Rafael ESP
I'm just saying. By the way anyone know what god Nadia Petrova offended? I mean Maria Sharapova in the first round? Really? That's a mighty big fish in Sharapova's barrel...
Dinara Safina vs BYE
Alize Cornet vs Aravane Rezai
Alisa Kleybanova vs Aleksandra Wozniak
Sara Errani vs  Dominika Cibulkova
 Victoria Azarenka vs Shuai Peng
Qualifier vs Kim Clijsters
Anabel Medina Garrigues vs Patty Schnyder
BYE vs  Jelena Jankovic
 Venus Williams vs BYE
qualifier vs qualifier
Valerie Tetreault vs Agnes Szavay
Carla Suarez Navarro vs Agnieszka Radwanska
Nadia Petrova vs Maria Sharapova
Sybille Bammer vs Anna Chakvetadze
Qualifier vs Stephanie Dubois
BYE vs  Vera Zvonareva
 Svetlana Kuznetsova vs BYE
Qualifier vs Samantha Stosur
Virginie Razzano vs Ekaterina Makarova
Qualifier vs Flavia Pennetta
 Amelie Mauresmo vs Francesca Schiavone
Shahar Peer vs Qualifier
Iveta Benesova vs Ai Sugiyama
BYE vs  Elena Dementieva
Caroline Wozniacki vs BYE
Elena Vesnina vs Jie Zheng
Qualifier vs Kaia Kanepi
Qualifier vs Ana Ivanovic
Marion Bartoli vs Alona Bondarenko
Qualifier vs Qualifier
Qualifier vs Daniela Hantuchova
BYE vs  Serena William
Is it time for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to bring in outside help for his game? Playing a very aggressive, cool, calm and collected style got him past the Monogram. Playing "French Style" didn't get him past Murray.
Watching Dinara Safina and her coach go at it is like peeking into a married couples bedroom. He speaks to her as if she's an idiot and she picks at her nails walking away from him while he's in mid rant. Maybe they should take their show on the road.
TennisTV's announcer gave an explanation for Dinara's horrid play in Los Angeles two weeks ago. Seems she decided to try and open a coconut with a knife. For those of us of Caribbean extraction or who are familiar with Caribbean culture this is hilarious since usually a machete and/or a hammer needs to be used. The bad news is that she ended up stabbing herself in the hand. The good news is she missed tendons. Some folks on Twitter have taken to calling her Coco because having a head like a coconut is a way of saying someone is very stubborn. Just so you know why.
Venus Williams Tweeted that she needs help with her diet. All she wants to eat is rib eye steaks and salad.
Other Sports News
Y.E. Yang of Korea defeated Tiger Woods to become the first Asian to win a major in the US.
Usain Bolt of Jamaica. I don't need to go into details do I? The man is a phenomenon.