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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Wimbledon 2007

And that was Ana Ivanovic's journey through Wimbledon 2007. Because Destiny cable doesn't have Star Sports, I haven't been able to watch any of Ana's Wimbledon games. Tonight's game, however, was crucial for many reasons, so I had to watch it somehow. I settled for Radio Wimbledon and's live score updates and PointTracker system. The latter one is, I think, a new technological innovation. You can view computer animated paths of each ball hit in a particular match in real time, if I'm not mistaken. That worked for a while, but then it wasn't available all the time (maybe it's my internet connection or something), so Radio Wimbledon sufficed. I felt like I was in the 1930's. It was fun actually. The commentators were funny, and I could hear audience members screaming support for Ana.

I was hoping this match would turn out like her match against Nicole Vaidisova yesterday wherein she lost the first set but won the last two. It was thrilling for me because I haven't really followed a tennis player like this before. It was funny because after Ana won an exciting but nerve-racking (for her fans in particular) set when Venus was on the verge of winning, I had to put the headphones down and drink water.

So it's Venus Williams versus either Justine Henin or Marion Bartoli. The Henin-Bartoli game is on right now, and Justine won the first set, although it's 2-1 in favor of Bartoli in the second. Now, I shall start reading again because it's not like I don't have chapters waiting to be read. :)

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