Who’s Got the Funk…
1. Serena WILLIAMS
Back at No. 1. In shape or out of shape, the younger Williams sister can seemingly do anything she puts her mind to. As Serena would say, ‘Sorry haters.’
2. Rafael NADAL
Finishes his Aussie Open run with two grinding five-set wins and yet another win over Federer, this time on a neutral hardcourt. Wow.
3. The BRYAN BROTHERS
Collect 3rd Aussie Open crown and re-take the No. 1 ranking. Next up: vs. the Olympic gold-winning Federer-Wawrinka in Davis Cup next month.
Sania Mirza becomes first Indian to collect a Slam title with Bhupathi, who was also runner-up in the men’s doubles. Take that Paes!
Has there been a better technological innovation in tennis? In all of sports?
…Who’s in the Trunk
5. Novak DJOKOVIC
Ever see anyone’s Q-rating plunge faster? From funny No. 1-challenging player-mocking “Djoker” to nasty crowd-barbing Slam match-tanker. Ouch.
4. WTA CHUNKERS
Verboden to discuss out-of-shape female tennis players in the media, but getting tougher not to with the number of women that showed up in Melbourne chunky-style.
3. Jelena JANKOVIC
Will that be her only sniff of the No. 1 ranking? We say doubtful. Like Arnold, ‘She’ll be back.’
2. Dinara SAFINA
Just a bummer to see the Russian finally put in the hard off-court work and fold mentally in the Aussie Open final.
1. Roger FEDERER
What was with that fifth set in the final, playing like a whuss? Time to get a coach, get the killer instinct back and get Rafa out of your head.
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