I didn't watch one final today. I was tired and I wanted to watch Ghana vs Serbia. The World Cup is addictive even for someone like me who only really starts paying attention to soccer in WC years.
You don't like that excuse for not watching the finals at Queens Club, Halle or Birmingham? It's the truth. I made a conscious choice not to watch. It did cross my mind to watch Birmingham but I was too lazy to act on it. Living on European time wears you out you know?
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Mardy Fish wasn't playing there.
At any rate here are the singles and doubles winners for the three events.
Maria Sharapova. They love her so much that after her win over Alison Riske on Saturday not many of them hung around to watch Li Na play Aravane Rezai. If they had they would've known their girl was going to face a tough opponent. Maria lost in straight sets to Li, 7-5 and 6-1.
Cara Black and Lisa Raymond defeated Liezel Huber and Bethany Mattek-Sands 63 32 ret.
Lleyton Hewitt, resident of the Bahamas, defeated Roger Federer at Halle 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4. I haven't seen any pictures of Miroslava Federer reading or yawning during today's match. Think I'm kidding? Making this up?
Sergiy Stakhovsky and Mikhail Youzhny defeated Martin Damm and Filip Polasek 4-6, 7-5, 10-7
Sam Querrey defeated Mardy Fish at Queens Club 7-6(7), 7-5. I'm just glad it wasn't Fish holding that trophy.
Novak Djokovic and Jonathan Ehrlich won the doubles crown defeating Karol Beck and David Skoch 6-7(6), 6-2, 10-3.
This and That
Fernando Gonzalez will be out for ten weeks with injury. He will miss Davis Cup and Wimbledon. He hopes to be back for Toronto.
Juan Monaco is out for nine weeks with a wrist injury.
Mario Ancic had to withdraw from Queens Club and the tournament in Holland citing a back injury.
Richard Gasquet withdrew from Queens Club with a back injury.
Juan Martin del Potro is out until after the US Open with a wrist injury.
Aravane Rezai will be wearing for the grass court season. I wonder why I started singing "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" when I saw the jacket? I know she loves shiny things but really Aravane?