I blame the waffle fries. Or maybe it’s the chicken fingers. Something made the top contenders queasy this Saturday at the US Open.
Maria Sharapova lost to Melanie Oudin. Oudin was supposed to have used up her underdog mojo when she beat 4th seeded Elena Dementieva in the second round. The 17 year old from Georgia wasn’t supposed to come back a couple days later, walk onto Arthur Ashe and outlast 2007 Champ Maria Sharapova. But she did.
Did Maria eat the Italian sausage from hell?
Andy Roddick was outgutted by John Isner. We all knew Isner was a threat, but come the fifth set, the big guy was supposed to blink. Not win the tiebreak 7-5. But he did.
Lay off the hockey puck hamburgers, A-Rod!
Is there a doctor in the house (a headshrinker, maybe?) – Dinara Safina just lost the third set to World No. 72 Petra Kvitova.
Pass the Pepto – Roger Federer needed 4 sets to beat Lleyton Hewitt on Saturday as did Novak Djokovic against American Jesse Witten – a guy who is ranked 276 in the world for goodness sakes!
Oh, and my own sure thing for the second week, Shahar Peer, lost 7-5 6-1 to Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Okay, I blame myself for that one. Must’ve been the Mister Softie cone I ate under the Unisphere. What was I thinking?
So is this a 24 hour bug or a tournament pandemic?
(Sorry for the brief post! I’m in transit today – missing NYC already!)