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Hey there, it’s me, Julia. I’m alive, don’t worry! I’ve been very busy with school; thank goodness it’s almost over (Not that I DON’T love you, school! Don’t get me wrong!)! Today’s post is a recap on the French Open. Now, usually, I would be having so many posts throughout the whole open, but this is going to be like a mix of posts mushed together! That’s gotta be interesting, but I’ll give it a shot!

I was very disappointed this French Open… I think I cried more than Roger Federer when he lost!

Not even my magical skills could save him against Robin Soderling! But, in all seriousness, Roger Federer lost, and there was nothing that anybody could do about it. This time, though, Roger was in one of the worst situations to lose: against somebody that he has beaten 12 times in a row… and in the quarterfinals. If Roger had lasted one more match and lost in the semi-finals, he would’ve been a straight Grand Slam semi-finalist for exactly 6 years in a row. That’s like eating the same thing for six years in a row… or listening to the same song for six years in a row. OK, those are bad examples, but you get the point: that would have been a big milestone for Roger.

But, the good thing is, it will take somebody FOREVER to beat the record Roger Federer has reached. It will take somebody exactly 6 years to even beat his record! Which would have to be somebody with a great potential… or somebody that’s not from this planet.

Roger said about his semi-final appearances, “They all come to an end at some stage–you hope they don’t, but they do. It was a great run.” He fooled around, saying,”…now I’ve got the quarter-final streak going, I guess.”

Robin Soderling advanced, eventually making it to the finals of Roland Garros for the second year in a row. His opponent wasn’t a stranger. Rafa Nadal, who lost to Soderling last year at Roland Garros, would play Soderling a second time in the finals. Some might call it revenge. But Nadal said that he wasn’t out to seek revenge on Soderling. Some might think otherwise.

The match wasn’t a hard one for Nadal. He either really wanted to get revenge on Soderling, or plainly was just playing very well. He beat Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to get his 5th Roland Garros trophy.

Nadal seized the number one ranking from Roger Federer with this win. Brad Gilbert fought that Roger Federer would be the year-end number one. Darren Cahill thought Nadal would be. Who do you think is right?

Photo courtesy of Roland Garros and Telegraph.

Sorry For Not Being On!

Hi, it’s me, Julia, obviously! Unless I were secretly a robot sneaking onto this account, but what are the chances of that? Okay, I do have a robot!!!! But that’s not the point.

Since I haven’t been on in FOREVER, I am going to finish up talking about the Australian Open. Because I’m just THAT awesome. This is our second snow day in a row, so I am PUMPED, yo!

Can you guess who I wanted to win the women’s final? I’m going to try not to show favoritism for this one, but for the men’s, I can’t help it! See if you can guess who I wanted to win for the women and write it in a comment below!

Serena Williams vs. Justine Henin

Serena Williams: 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

So, as you have probably heard by now, or not… Serena Williams won the Australian Open against Justine Henin. When I first saw this match-up, I, and every other tennis fan in the world, was ready for a REAL match. Did you know that this match was the first time a women’s final has gone to three sets in, well, forever!?! The last final was in 2005! I was surprised when I heard this and went screaming it around the house… yeah. I was excited to have a real match, as you can tell!

I meant to post this a long time ago, so I am just going to give you the ending scores. Serena Williams won 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Henin was on a roll the second set to the beginning of the third set, but couldn’t keep it up. Serena Williams picked up her game in fear of losing and ended up taking Justine Henin in a pretty easy third set. Henin won the first two games in the third set, and those were the last games she won in the championship. Serena Williams now has 11 Grand Slam singles titles.

Photo Courtesy of The Australian Open.

The 21 year old, Marin Cilic, took out both del Potro and Roddick at this year’s Australian Open. Although he was defeated by Andy Murray in the semifinals, this kid has potential. He ousted del Potro in 5 sets: 5-7, 7-5, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. Marin Cilic, from Croatia, won his first ATP match against del Potro. Both Cilic and del Potro are only five days apart, del Potro being the older. Also like del Potro, Cilic is a giant, towering over a lot of the players at 6’6″ (del Potro being the same height).

In the next round, Cilic took out Andy Roddick in the quarters in another five-set triumph. The score: 7-6 (4), 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3.

So, the bottom line is, watch out for this 21 year old Croat!

All picture credit goes to Getty Images.

I think I know what it was. I didn’t put her name in the song. I think I need to consider some new lyrics. Today, Kim Clijsters lost a brutal 6-0 6-1 match against Nadia Petrova. She just wasn’t on her game. I don’t know what happened with her at all. People can just have bad days.

Here are the NEW song lyrics to my untitled song:

The Australian OPENNNNNN
And I don’t have a TOKENNNNN
To buy a ticket
No, there is not a cricket.
Federer is playing
And I am busy praying…

The Australian Open…da na na na na na na na.
The Australian Open…da na na…na na…na na.
We’ve got…
Federer and Djokovic,
Murray and Roddick!
Henin and Sveta,
Don’t forget the Williams sisters and
NADAL!!!!

Boy, am I having a ball!

OK, I really only added 2 names to that, but whatever. Most of the people, like Oudin, Sharapova, and Clijsters are all out. 😦 GUESS WHAT??? I am writing an article about Melanie Oudin for Comm Arts!!!!! I am SOOOOO excited!!!! Well, I actually already started writing it. I’m working on the rough draft. Yeah. But this is TOTALLY off topic!!!!

Here is “me” with Roger Federer!!!!!

Pickles!!!

OK, this post really has nothing to do with pickles. But it is about the Australian Open!!! I am now watching the Federer match on DVR!!!!! Oh, I just love technology….. but anyways, Roger Federer is…um, what’s the word??? I really do forget but he’s doing REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY (times infinity…and BEYOND) well!!!!! GREAT drop shot!!!! (He just hit a drop shot…in case you couldn’t tell)

I created a new song for people to hear. It is about the Australian Open (please don’t laugh at this… I’m making it up on the spot… tehe)

The Australian OPENNNNNN
And I don’t have a TOKENNNNN
To buy a ticket
No, there is not a cricket.
Federer is playing
And I am busy praying…

The Australian Open…da na na na na na na na.
The Australian Open…da na na…na na…na na.
We’ve got…
Federer and Djokovic,
Murray and Roddick!
Don’t forget the Williams sisters and
NADAL!!!!

Boy, am I having a ball!
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Yeah, so that was my song. I will sing it for you sometime… yeah. Perhaps I will sing it now and record it and stuffs. Yeah….

Comment t’appelles tu? Comment ca va? Moi, je m’appelle Julia. Ca va tres bien!!! Ou, comme ci, comme ca. A tout a l’heure! J’ai ecole!

Yeah, so here is the translation: What is your name? How are you? Me, my name is Julia. I am very good! Or, I am so-so. See you soon! I have school!

(Told you I would call it that!)

Once upon a time… wait, no, that’s fairytale talk. Julia was a superhero (Much, much better) who needed her hair brushed for the superhero ponytail thingy. She didn’t know what to do! So she called her secret agent in and he told her that she should brush her hair! “Oh, that makes sense!” Julia exclaimed. “But what do I brush my hair with?” she questioned. Her super special secret agent handed her a weird looking thing.

“It’s called a hairbrush,” he said. “You use it to brush your hair.” Julia nodded with a smile on her face.

“I’ll be done in no time!” she exclaimed!

“Not so fast!” the super villain, Knots, shouted. “You have to get passed ME first!” Julia gasped. She looked around to see if there was anything that could help her. In fact, there was a handy dandy knot spray thingy sitting right in front of her! What a coincidence!

“THIS will defeat you and your evil power, Knots!” she exclaimed.

She put some in her hair and…

it worked!

Well, sort of…

After a few hours of brushing her hair, Julia finally exclaimed, “I’m almost almost done!” And when she was done, there was a bigger villain to tackle: The Ponytail Thingy.

“Maybe singing a song will help me,” Julia said.

“I’m brushing my hair without a care!” Julia sang into her weapon, the hairbrush.

Magically, her hair went up into a ponytail shape. So, she sang some more.

“Just this Suave thing, and nobody’s bothering!” she sang. A window may have broken, but her hair once again, magically started putting the ponytail around itself!

“Um… I will defeat the villain by just chillin’!” she thought quickly. And, just before her eyes, the ponytail went around her hair once more!

“Uh… my hair will be perfect and it will be worth it!” And, with that, Julia’s ponytail was complete!

“I’m done!!!” Julia exclaimed. “So, when is this superhero ponytail thing?” she questioned her super special secret agent.

“Oh, in about two and a half weeks,” he answered.

Short Sleeves???

Short sleeves? In the winter??? With snow on the ground? Weird kid… But GUESS WHAT?!?! Today tennis starts again! So, therefore, I am wearing my Life is Good tennis shirt!!!! Hip hip, hooray!

Oh, and many of you have asked how I was doing after the teeth pullnation. (Well, not really, but it’s nice to pretend!) Here’s a picture of the holes in my mouth! You can see the bones in my gums!!!

I can’t show you the last tooth because it’s really hard to get to, if you know what I mean!! But, anyways, I have to go in the car in 12 minutes! And I still have to put my hair up in a ponytail, which I CAN’T DO AT ALL!! My mom always puts it up for me, and she went out shopping for things for my bathroom! (I’m getting a new one…) My next post shall be…. THE ADVENTURES OF JULIA AND THE NO-GOOD PONYTAIL THINGY.

Peace out!!!!