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Sabine Lisicki in Wimbledon Finals!


What a joy it was to see Lisicki win 9-7 in the third set!

Firstly, the outstanding gender issue! When in men’s tennis it is best of five sets , why only in women’s tennis it is best of three sets! EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK had been the bedrock of the feminists for getting parity in pay with men. Now it seems it is EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN AND MEN WHO DRAW EQUAL CROWD!

Equating pay with “work” is so LABOURISH. It has been taken to the next level of aesthetics. When i watch men’s tennis, i tend to get aggressive and want my horse to ‘squash that yellow ball into the face of the opponent rushing to the net!”, but when women play, I become an aesthete- I have so much to watch! It could happen any second of the entire match! It may be a wardrobe malfunction (just as in a catwalk), a fall and a sudden slide or even a comment like the one which was made by STEFFI GRAF to a proposer who un-romantically asked “STEFFI WILL YOU MARRY ME?” and Steffi’s utterly feminine response of, “HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU HAVE?”. These are the moments which make my day, so far as women’s tennis is concerned.

BUT IT ALL STOPPED- AFTER SEEING LISICKI! I can withstand almost anything except ELEGANCE.

You may ask, what the hell do I mean by ELEGANCE?

My answer is simple: I WILL NOTIFY YOU WHEN I SEE IT, BUT DON’T ASK  FOR THE INGREDIENTS – IT IS A QUESTION OF TASTE! and all TASTE is a question of DISCERNMENT, which means WHAT SHOULD NOT BE THERE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT IS THERE. Whatever is there, shown and seen by us could be ACQUIRED, but there are certain things which are ABSENT when CERTAIN THINGS ARE SHOWN OR SEEN- that COMBO IS TASTE. One has to have discernment to see that whole picture. And I should say she has POWER, PRECISION & PANACHE. PANACHE being in the company of power and precision is strange and it is that combo, which for me, makes it ELEGANT.

In PANACHE one has to have Flamboyance and Bravado . FLAMBOYANCE is an ability to self announce one’s own ARRIVAL, BRAVADO is self announcement of one’s own FUTURE STATUS that  I WILL BE THE BEST!

Lisicki has both in good measure.

This PANACHE in the company of POWER & PRECISION is strange, because, I believe, that POWER and PRECISION teaches everyone that FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN, So, LISICKI’s self announcements add spice and make it elegant.

Did you notice SERENA WILLIAMS’ face at the end of the 2nd set? It showed as if, “ONCE YOU WERE INDIFFERENT TO THIS AFRO-AMERICAN GIRL, LATER YOU HAVE BEEN WELCOMING ME TILL NOW, BUT NOW YOU AVE BEEN LED AWAY BY THE CHARM OF MY OPPONENT- I HAD STARTED SEEING THIS TOO- AND I DON’T CARE ABOUT WHAT THE SPECTATORS THINK!

LISICKI IN SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES WOULD HAVE LOOKED AT THE CROWD AND CONVEYED; COME ON! YOUR CHEER CAN PULL ME OUT OF THIS RUT.

Everyone in the crowd participates (except for those cussed FEMINISTS who say to themselves LOOK AT THAT B#@$H eliciting SYMPATHY.) They get it wrong, it is not SYMPATHY, but YOUR PARTICIPATION. That is PANACHE- an IMPERIOUS DEMAND as if I were duty bound to cheer her to win!  Either FOLLOW me or CHALLENGE me!

LISICKI takes the spectator’s love for her, to be the starting point of her WIMBLEDON. I love such assumptions- it is so aesthetically satisfying. I go to bed with an aesthetic fulfillment and most probably sleep like an innocent baby, and enter the Kingdom of God!

So, what is it that LISICKI doesn’t have, which makes HER ELEGANT? Well, it is this: in the company of POWER and PRECISION, like the third person in the triune God, DOURNESS sneaks in. It is that LACK OF DOURNESS SUBSTITUTED BY PANACHE which makes LISICKI elegant.

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NADAL!


World no.1 in Tennis and the newly crowned French Open Champion- NADAL.

He is everything that i don’t like a tennis player to be, yet i can not help admiring him.

He comes out as an emotionally vulnerable person who badly needs a nice dose of mothering. I remember that statement when he said after his runner-upship in a grand slam tournament: IT IS NICE TO HEAR ALL THE NICE THINGS BEING SAID ABOUT ME, BUT ROGER IS THE WINNER, YOU SEE!! That statement truly reflected his unaffected EMOTIONS. His inability to assimilate the loss and the disappointment so vividly laid in words for everyone to see.

Very rarely one gets to see such unadulterated EMOTION displayed at this level with all its pristine purity. It is then that one thinks that the RACE SHOULD NOT be merely for the swift, nor the battle to the strong.

When he rolled in the red clay of Rolland Garros  after this year’s win with his veins all standing out and him crying relieved after the previous year’s loss, was truly comforting for me. In any case it spared me the sight of Federer crying!!

NADAL makes one identify oneself with him, whereas a FEDERER makes one see him with awe. After all i am human and i’d rather be a participant in Nadal’s emotions than be awe struck at the genius and talent of a Federer!

Soderling was not only not a match for the fire and exuberance of Nadal, he lacked the cool precision of his erstwhile compatriots like Edberg and Borg. Had Soderling stretched the match to a five setter probably, Nadal would not have been left with so much of emotions to display!

But can any reader of my blog enlighten me as to why Nadal was sucking at the knob of the trophy? It looked very juvenile- maybe Nadal has just started a new TRADITION to the French Open!!

THANKS SODERLING!!

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