Good job, Brooks. On Wednesday, you had to go and write about the “contenders” looking to knock off Ana Ivanovic at the U.S. Open. And look what happened the very next night: Ivanovic was bounced from the tournament in the second round by 188th-ranked Julie Coin in what the AP called one of the biggest upsets in tennis history. Way to put the jinx on her and ruin the tournament for horndogs everywhere.
How unlikely was Coin to pull of the upset? The 25-year-old French player had almost decided to quit the sport earlier this year and fall back on the math degree she earned at Clemson after kicking around the minor leagues of tennis. She had never even played in a Grand Slam event before this year’s U.S. Open, where she knocked out 40th-ranked Casey Dellacqua for what was up to that time her biggest win of her career.
The story was Coin last night, and for obvious reasons, but what about poor Ana? Coming on the heels of her having to withdraw from the Olympics with an injury a few weeks ago, this must be a trying time for her.
I’d like to publicly let her know that even though I have plans for a family vacatation over Labor Day weekend, I would be willing to fly out to New York to personally console her. I’m sure my wife will understand: it’s for the good of the game of tennis.
Coin’s next opponent is Amelie Mauresmo, who won…damnit. Not to put too fine a point on it, and I’m sure they have lovely personalities, but this match-up is about as much of a polar opposite of the Maria Sharapova-Ivanovic Australian Open final as you could get from a hotness standpoint. Sigh.
To take all of our minds off of this epic tragedy, here are some pictures of Serena Williams‘ booty from TMZ.