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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday Haiku - Exciting Tennis Down Under

Make Time for Small Reflections
See next post for more Tennis Haiku


Weather not so hot
but the tennis sizzling
as the Spaniards vie

for the chance to play
against Roger Federer
in the 'title' match.

What a 'tight' first set!
Verdasco aggresively
went after Nadal

making Rafa run ...
32 winners versus
13 for Nadal ...

More exciting than
yesterday's between Roger
and Andy Roddick.

Sev'ral long rallies
with fantastic 'shot-making'
for both players kept

observers amazed
throughout each remaining set!
Momentum shifted

periodically ...
play remained competitive
'til the very end

even though both men
obviously exhausted
pushed outer limits

of their energy ...
emotional & physical
strength to win the match.

In the end, Rafa
prevailed over Fernando ...
5 hours 14

minutes long this match
a new record 'down under'
in Australia.

Collaged in PSE6 using tennis photos found at Australian Open site online.

Williams sisters won
Friday in Australia
2009 Champs!

I apologize
for not visiting the last
few days ... hopefully

once the tennis ends
Sunday I'll get back on track ...
Google Reader has

had 1000 +
unread posts for more than 3
days ... so it may take

time to catch up. Please
bear with me ... I'll do my best
one day at a time.

Thanks to Sandee of Comedy Plus for sharing these latest two awards. Like Sandee, I want to share these two awards with all my regular visitors because you’re all my friends & you inspire me every day!



Serena Williams ... Champ
in just 59 minutes
playing better than

ever ... Safina
didn't really have a chance
against her power

though she valiantly
battled 'til the very end
... never giving up!

Small Reflections ... Smile Back

Thought for Today
"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did." Newt Gingrich


Maude Lynn said...

Your tennis haikus amaze me!

Joyce said...

Now I wish I could watch those tennis matches - How inspiring!

Thanks, Virginia, for providing the exciting recaps of those historic matches.

Great quote from Newt Gingrich. Perfect, in fact.

Karen said...

Whenever I see pics of Serena, I'm awed by vibrant, strong body--power indeed!

Great haikus!

Unknown said...

So many great action shots!

Betty said...

I think it's great that you enjoy tennis so much. Don't worry about not visiting. It's okay. I, for one, understand.

I hope your week is off to a good start.

Mike Golch said...

Great posting,I have a goodie for you.

Momisodes said...

All of those sleeveless outfits and shorts makes me wish I was a spectator there. It would be warm!

1000+ unread posts sounds crazy intimidating. I'm hovering around the 800-900's. I'm too scared to even touch it.

Jeanne said...

You found great pictures and the way you collaged them is wonderful. That was one of the most amazing matches I've ever had the pleasure to watch. Wish there didn't have to be a loser.

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