Sweet Victory at Sugar Hill’s ‘Tennis Pon De Rock’: Serena triumphs over Wozniacki despite mild flu, leg injury
Some of the Media were not too far off, we were told by security (their chief looked a lot like a real life GI Joe, really nice and affable, a valid trait since many security folk seem naturally mean) stay on the Press Box side of the path, but no – two of the paparazzi jumped across the path when they heard the 2 W’s were approaching. Would you also believe many of the journalists were debating how pink is a colour for homosexuals? Better not let them know I have a salmon short-sleeved shirt, huh? How ridiculous, eh?Anyhow, I got enough pictures from the match itself – it was 8/6 in Serena’s favour, an exhibition match which was delayed due to a semi-persistent drizzle. One of the guys in the Press box lamented that all shutterbugs were on Serena and not Wozniacki – my man? Please! CW may be up and coming but SW is Ne Plus Ultra, capisce?Internet is slow today, I tried uploading video and am usually done by now but today is a funny night… I will insert videos in my Video Gallery and extra shots in the Photo Gallery!
You could see during the sets how Serena favoured her left leg and when she let go a cough, it was obvious she had a mild touch of the flu, as she sounded like she had a baby cement mixer trapped inside her luscious bosom, but she kept plugging away!There was also “Drilling For Dollars” where all four players tried to hit targets to raise money for charity, the killer was a rum barrel from Foursquare if a ball was sunk in there then $5,000 is handed over by LIME (a Platinum sponsor)!Everyone except Serena made a landing, but US Top 40 player Jeff Tarango (who’s been here four times now) says the ball would stay in if there was really liquor in the barrel, LOL! Jeff is very nice and humble and has an adorable two year old son called Ace…
Yes, his name is Ace! He must walk around holding a racquet, if neither a racquet or dad is near then a tantrum becomes imminent!
I asked Haydn’s brother and coordinator Jonathan ‘Kodi‘ Lewis afterwards if there are any plans to bring other folk like Ivan Lendl, Martina Navratilova, Bjorn Bjorg (he played at Paradise a while back) Ana Kournikova, Ilie Nastasie or even Billie Jean King? He says it’s under consideration as it adds more variety to an exhibition match where you have previous and current stars pairing with new talent.As for Serena, I asked when she returns to Barbados if she will try Road Tennis – her curiosity was piqued and wanted to know what was that? When Martin Parris from Starcom jumped in and supplied a response, she said she definitely has to try it next time she’s here!
This is entry 2,999 (Blog-side) what will happen for the next? A definite MILESTONE, I assure you!