Google Down the Line!: + FRIDAY NETCORDS: Ana, Venus, Tati loves Frenching...Martina loves speed, Hillary's fifth set strategy and more

Friday, May 9, 2008

+ FRIDAY NETCORDS: Ana, Venus, Tati loves Frenching...Martina loves speed, Hillary's fifth set strategy and more

- Ana appeal: Ana Ivanovic grabs the spotlight as the featured story in the May/June issue of Tennis Week magazine. But is the sexy Serb ready for the spotlight given a Grand Slam champion? Matt Cronin for thinks the time has come for Ana to put up or else...

- Caught in the act: Tatiana Golovin, who lost in the first round of Berlin, was spotted giving a street-bound Frenchie to soccer star Samir Nasri.

- Political play: Tennis has become a metaphor for the Democratic presidential nominee race. Hillary Clinton's strategist, Geoff Garin, compared his candidate's current predicament to a best 3-out-of-5 match saying, "If someone was down a few games in the third set, I think you would be disappointed if the person walked off the court. And sometimes even when people are down two sets to love and down a couple of games in the third set, they end up winning by the fifth set." True indeed - ask Andy Roddick about Wimbledon last year.

- Comedy relief: Saturday Night Live's Amy Poehler and 30 Rock's Tina Fey do their best tennis impression and a not-so-bad victory dance at the end.

- Martina the motorhead: Martina Navratilova loves speed. The 18-time Grand Slammer not only favored the quick grass courts of yester-year but also the German Autobahn. "I drove a 959 Porsche in Germany 20 years ago now and I had the thing going 200 miles an hour, so that was fun. I think we drove for two hours and averaged about 150 miles an hour. So that was a blast. This is 20 years ago when there wasn't so much traffic."

Rafa's reveal: If Rafael Nadal had to choose between a fourth French Open title or a first Wimbledon crown which would he choose? "Obviously I would love to win them both. But if I had to sign for one now, I suppose I would say Roland Garros because I have won there before and want to keep that going."

- Classically cool: Check out the adidas Tennis TC at What's All the Racquet.
- Purple power: Venus Williams will be starring in new ads for PowerAde Zero and the Wimbledon champ let's us in on her fave flavor: "Grape is my favorite. Purple is my favorite color, and grape is the best flavor, and that's the one that's always gone." Thanks Marcell!

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1 comment:

  1. LOL that video of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler is pretty darn hilarious. Where is Masha when you need her?


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