I was scrolling through my program guide last night, and on one of the ESPNs I saw the word "Tennis." And I was all, "What the…?" But it turns out the Australian Open is going on — Who knew, right? — and number three seed Jelena Jankovic was nearly upset on the first day by up-and-comer Tamira Paszek.
Jankovic had to saved three match points to edge Paszek 2-6, 6-2, 12-10 in an opening-day marathon in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. The deciding set included 15 breaks of serve and took 1 hour, 56 minutes …
Had it happened at Wimbledon, the sight of Paszek lunging around in a flimsy vest and straining sports bra would have left many venerable members of the All-England Club choking on their strawberries.
I'm sorry, I know it's a different culture and all, but I don't think it's right to choke on your strawberries to a 17-year-old. Fuckin' Brits, with their lifts and loos and guvnas and surprisingly strict public nudity laws. I thought Europe was supposed to be cool, man.
[More photos at SbB]