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Friday, January 30, 2009

Haiku Friday #111 Semi-Final Matches

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2009 Australian Open
Semi-Final Tennis Matches

Serena Williams

played beautifully against


winning in straight sets
even though the Russian's serve

is vastly improved.

At last William's form

looks much better! Dinara

Safina won the

other 'semi' match
against Zvonarera quite
easily as well.

Their Championship

match on Saturday should be

most competitive.

All tennis photos found at Australian Open site online.

Watching Federer

play this semi-final match

against Roddick ... I

marvel at his grace
on the court no matter what

Andy tries to do.

Powerfully, serves

earn Roddick many free points

but somehow Roger

blocks it back with ease
neutralizing Andy's strength
imposing HIS game

making Roddick run
side to side and back to front
with some real finesse!

Rafa Nadal plays
one remaining semi match

against Verdasco

determining who
plays against Federer for
the Championship.

If Roger succeeds,
he will tie the record of
Pete Sampras ... fourteen

total career wins
at a Grand Slam Tournament ...
making history.

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Momisodes said...

Wow! Those are some action packed shots and lines of haiku. Sounds like Roger is on his way to making history :)

Jenn in Holland said...

Super commentary in 'ku! Love the photos too. What a set of incredible athletes!

Joyce said...

These are amazing photos!
Thank you for the fun haiku recapitulation of the matches. :)

Anonymous said...

Nice recap in haiku! Great pictures, too.

Karen said...

I think of you, storyteller, every time I see news about tennis! Enjoy!

Ivanhoe said...

Now I don't have to watch the Sports News :o) Thank you for the tenis update. Our weekend will be all about the football. Go Steelers!

Cathy said...

great commentary and photos!! it was fun to read.

George said...

I'm glad you had so many good matches to watch.

Anonymous said...

I am more impressed that you were able to Haiku Tennis than I was with the actual games.

Tumblewords: said...

Lots of energy there and the haiku are right in tune...

Maude Lynn said...

Storyteller, that is just amazing!

Travis Cody said...

By all accounts, these were two outstanding matches.

Anonymous said...

Wow! The look of determination on all their faces.


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