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  1. French Open, Women’s Singles Championship

    French Open, Women’s Singles Championship:
    If she makes one final, there might be motivation foranother.

    I didn’t watch the sport very often when Ivanovic wasplaying her best tennis. She has made three Grand Slam finals. So, is sheoverrated? Probably not.

    2008:Ivanovic won the French Open following a runner-up finish the year before toHenin. Ivanovic spawned the trend for the following years that made the FrenchOpen feel kind of like any player’s opportunity to ...
    Tennis , WTA
  2. An afternoon

    One is tall, with her red hair tied in a pony tail that sways softly as she walks. She is generous in the curves of her shape, and wears glasses that denote certain intellectuality that perhaps is not there. I don’t know her well enough, but she seems to be shy and mostly, she observes. She has no need to be the leading role, and there is no reason to stand out.
    Even if she does it constantly.
    The other one is short, blonde as a sun in the morning. Her eyes are blue like an infinite ...
  3. My proposal on time violation

    Many players and spectators are arguing lately that something needs to be done about this problem.
    Obviously, existing rules do not work, because umpires are reluctunt to apply them - players gets warning on the first offense and then point penalty. This is too "black-n-white" of a rule, it does not give umpires necessary flexibility, they're afraid to interrupt the flow of a match and "time stretchers" thrive...

    My proposal - do not apply warnings and point ...

    Updated 04-19-2013 at 10:51 PM by mick1303

    ATP , WTA , Player , Tennis
  4. On Naming a Pope


    Possible names for the new Pope

    After spending almost a full decade with a Pope named after pretentious eggs, the yet-to-be-elected prelate should think of a name that will be more in accordance with the era, and which may bring the Church more in step with modern times (or at least into the early 1900´s). Some possible ideas for a new papal name:

    Pope Gene. We are still ...
  5. On Heroes

    On the heels (terrible pun intended) of the Oscar Pistorius debacle, one has been forced to read in several media that Pistorius was not a hero, and even if proven innocent of all counts we should have never expected heroism from him. One has had to read, repeatedly, that “we are all humans, and we make mistakes”, in the context that we should forgive Mr. Pistorius for falling from the pedestal “we” placed him on.
    It is a terrible lame conclusion. Since we are all humans, and we all make ...