Archive for July, 2009
This is a self-acclaimed LET’S FANGIRL OVER LENA post. Proceed with caution (or don’t proceed at all) if you’re a hater*.
Lena trash talking (or Lena’s equivalent of “trash talking”) JJ, according to Doug’s Sports Blog:
Asked about Jankovic’s complaints the other day, the fourth-ranked player laughed: “I don’t know what to say. It looks like she’s playing every single week, more than anyone else. If she can play two tournaments in a week, she will do this.”
O snap, Lena.
The Golden Goddess wasn’t satisfied with the sarcastic mockery of Jankovic. She then decided to also show off her superior intellect. In the Hero video, “Players Favorite Books”, this becomes quite obvious. The question: “What’s your favourite book?”. Severine Bremond’s answer was Stephanie Meyer‘s Twilight. Lena’s reply was Tolstoi and Dostoievski books. Oh, Lena, stop it! Now we can tell you’re doing on purpose.
And Nadia‘s favourite books are War and Peace and Gone With The Wind. She must have a huge attention spam. I can hardly get through the Gone With The Wind movie in one sit — and it’s one of my favourite movies!
*To da left, to da left.
P.S. Once again I apologize for not posting but I was a) sick and b) busy watching the FINA World Championships in Rome.
Cue to No Doubt’s Spiderwebs.
And, since I don’t know if you guys follow tween gossip but, Camilla Belle (aka everyone’s favourite Tennis WAG) and her beard beau broke up. We asked Sharapova to comment on that and this is what she had to say:
Yeah, ok, Masha.
First, I apologize for not posting much these days (and I don’t even have a decent excuse), so, here, have some puppy with tennis ball to make it all better:
Adorable, right? Ok. Now that you’re back to liking me, I bring you THE NEWS (aka stuff that I care about):
- New pictures of Caro‘s photoshoot of the Stella McCartney line released. I want that skirt and her stomach.
- Stanford draw is out. First round matches: Domi-Stosur, Hantuchova-Wozniak, Kiri-Chaky and Sorana-Aga (“!!!!!!!!!!!!” to the last two).
- Pictures of Sharapova on the WTT from thedoublebagel. She was wearing a headband and proving my fashion predictions are obvs always right.
Yeah. I think that’s it.
E.g. of a good campaign: Looking For A Hero?
The WTA’s campaign gets a little off-track with their recent interviews, loses its focus, even. But no one can deny it’s entertaining. They do what should have been done a while ago — they get personal with the tour. Even if the campaign’s goal seems to be mystify the players and their ~*special powers*~, we’re equally interested in their “human” side. That’s what their two latest videos, Life Without Tennis and Players’ Most Extravagant Purchases, show.
The most interesting aspect of the video is that we find out that Aravane Rezaï would like to be either an actress or astrophysics (sic) if she wasn’t a tennis player. Astrophysics. Yes, astrophysics. And Severine Bremond would like to be a singer. Only we don’t hear her sing. Coolies.
Now, this, this is my favourite one:
What have all the players bought? Cars. Fast, expensive, convertible cars. I’m amused by the players describing their cars’ technical details and such while the interviewer just goes “Fast?”. Yes, fast, dude. I would probably make a question as dumb as that one like “So, it drives, eh?”. The only girl that actually bought something, you know, girly was Vika. Hermès bag that she’s been wanting for three years. I think this means she’d been wanting a Hermès bag for three years, not that she bought a bag from seasons ago. Just thought I’d clarify that. And of course, as usual, Stosur and Stubbs provide hilarious moments.
And example of bad, very very bad campaign, you ask? L.A. Women’s Tennis Championships‘ Save The Grunt. I even feel secondhand embarrassment.
I’m pretty sure there will never be a sports fandom as entertaining as tennis. Football is a close second, with the boys constantly getting arrested and with all the famous WAGs like the fabulous Cheryl Cole and the skinny bitch Victoria Beckham. But tennis? On tennis we have the boys dating the lesbian icons and that’s enough to have me lol-ing for all eternity. It all started with Haas dating Sara Foster — and me going “TOMMY IS DATING AMY! FROM D.E.B.S.! AMY!! OH LOLOLOL”. After that, we had Feli awkwardly posing with model-turned-actress Laura Sánchez.
Sánchez, when not posing with hot tennis players, plays a cop that likes to make out with redheaded girls in v. appropriate places such as labs and parking lots in the Spanish TV show Los Hombres de Paco.
Now, to leave me amused FOR-EVER, Carlos Moya is dating Carolina Cerezuela.
Okay, so, technically he’s been dating her for a while but I hadn’t recognized her. When I saw Carlos at the Madrid Open with her, my thoughts were “Why is his hair like that? I don’t like it. What a manwhore he is, cheated on Flavia. Who’s that girl though? I’ve seen her somewhere” and such. I wasn’t really focused on finding out who his girlfriend was. So when my friend pointed out on her twitter that Carlos was dating an actress from Hospital Central, everything clicked. And by clicked, I mean I reacted like “OMG IT’S VERO, CARLOS IS DATING VERO. VERO OMG. GAY VERO FROM HOSPITAL CENTRAL! VERO!”*
So, anyway, given that most people here are familiar with Carlos Moya, I’ll post this video of his girlfriend so you can all find it amusing he’s dating VERO FROM HOSPITAL CENTRAL (capslock needed):
Tennis, you guys, I love it. Even when there’s not a single tournament I care about going on.
BONUS: I feel like this picspam at iheartrafa of Rafa Nadal clinging boys is very appropriated for this post.
*and I don’t even watch Hospital Cental. Or any Spanish shows — I should mention that. But still, lol.