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Charleston: Sam Does It. Metaphorically.

Posted by gauloises1 on April 19, 2010

Congratulations to Samantha Stosur, who won her second (and biggest) career title at the Family Circle Cup this weekend. I’m afraid I didn’t see any of it, but it doesn’t seem like I missed too much, after Daniela Hantuchova and Caroline Wozniacki were both forced to retire during the semifinals.

Wozniacki’s injury in particular does not sound good, in any sense. Hopefully it won’t set her back too much.

Anyway, Stosur demonstrated that she was not in the final by chance by putting the absolute smackdown on Vera Zvonareva, 60 63. I’ve hastily skimmed through and it seems like it was a ruthless performance by Sam and a reminder of just how dominant her game can be when she’s got it all together. Vera could do absolutely nothing to take control of the match, which is a shame for her, but good for us, because it brings the giggles.

Cool, calm and collected.

… Really not.

(thanks to Jacko for the link)

It was Sam’s show, though, despite Vera’s best efforts to steal it, and well done to her. She had Lyme disease, you know.

She’s in there somewhere.

4 Responses to “Charleston: Sam Does It. Metaphorically.”

  1. AmyLu said

    Vera’s meltdown was utterly fantastic. We flipped on the match literally 5 minutes before that happened, and then we ended up watching the rest of the match on a delay because we literally watched her racket smashing/kicking about 5 times before we could move on.

  2. naughty T....urbane gentleman said

    That smash ranks up there as one of the all time greats! And the kicking it under the weird sofa they have on court was sheer genius. When she picked up the other racquet I thought she was going to have at that one too.
    Her game did pick up after that though and I am just wondering why she doesn’t just smash up an old stick BEFORE going on court to get the crazy out of her system.

    • linz said

      I’m not sure it IS possible to get the crazy out of her system. Bepa’s crazy is the gift that keeps on giving.

  3. jb (go smiley fed) said

    am SO psyched to have the racket smash posted here! I totes missed it, and even I had heard about it. Brought a giggle from this quarter, big time! I only saw a portion of the match, but dang Sam was just completely dominant. Vera looked completely outclassed.

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