Dear tennis nerds and other No-Life,
Let’s all sing together: “There were two sisters of County Clare, oh the wind and the rain…”. Okay so no. There weren’t two sisters of County Clare in today tennis but certainly a lot of wind and rain.
Nb. I hope you all appreciate the clever side of this wonderful introduction.
And who says rain says… Delays. Or even cancellations like in Brussels where players spent their time playing cards and getting a manicure.
But thankfully, Strasbourg was in full (disastrous) swing.
What’s to keep in mind?
1 – The Double Fault Award goes to
Camila Giorgi who hit 16 of them during her match against Marion Bartoli. Don’t be worried, the French tried to balance the whole thing by hitting 10 of them herself.
Camila defeats Marion 6-3 6-2
2 – Being Seeded
Isn’t always the best thing that can happen to you. I mean, ask Tamira Paszek. Seed #2 and she loses in the first round to Virginie Razzano, in straight sets.
Virginie defeats Tamira 6-1 6-4
3 – The French in France
They have this tendency to lose mysteriously right from the beginning. Besides Marion Bartoli, Caroline Garcia, Claire Feuerstein and Mathilde Johansson followed this tradition.
Alize Cornet and Virginie Razzano are the only survivors. But for how long?
4 – Make It Last
Rain delays? No problem. But once on court, the players will definitely take their time there. And I mean it.
Three matches lasted over 2 hours today; two out of these three lasting over 2 hours and a half, actually.
5 – Make It Short
Virginie Razzano doesn’t seem to really like point 4 of this letter so she made it as short as possible and stayed on the court for an hour and 5 minutes.
We never know when the rain is going to strike again so the faster the safer.
In other news, I have no news.
Maria Sharapova will be responsible of the French’s tooth problems starting tomorrow at 4pm at the trendy store Colette. In a word, she will launch her Sugarpova there.
What else… I don’t really know. Everyone is here and around complaining about the rain and let’s face it, it’s rather understandable and fair. The French Open is pretty much screwed on this one.