The Sony Ericsson Open final between Jelena Jankovic and Serena Williams was extremely fun to watch. Tennis writer Peter Bodo wrote an article just as interesting. I suggest you to read the whole piece, but I’ll present you the quotes I like most.
Peter Bodo seems to be equally impressed as me by Jelena Jankovic’s athleticism and her fantastic defense. I like the way he put it: “Just because she’s gone off your TV screen or out of your peripheral vision doesn’t mean the ball she’s chasing won’t come spinning back, sky-high over the net.” Haha, so true. That’s one of the reasons I enjoy watching Jankovic’s matches so much.
And this is how Bodo felt at the beginning of the Sony Ericsson Open final: “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll throw popcorn at the screen and demand your money back. We were on the verge of that as Williams jumped out to a 6-1, 3-0 lead, with Jankovic spraying balls so badly that she sometimes doubled over in embarrassment at the baseline.”
But then, the rollercoaster started, and Bodo describes it nicely: “That’s not tennis, folks, it’s anarchy, born of Jankovic’s unique game: She can break anyone, anytime (even Williams), but because of her so-so serve, she can be broken by anyone. anytime (especially Williams). She turns a match into Chinese handcuffs with one player at each end.”