Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Pair of Papas

News just in, hot off the press, extra extra read all about it, etc etc. I don't know how reliable my sources are, but this just in - apparently Stan Wawrinka and his ladyfriend Ilham Vuilloud are having a baby.
Now, I must confess that this news freaked me out just a little bit - but that's only because Stan was born in the same year I am and the likelihood of me having kids anytime soon is less than zero and it made me feel old. But then I got passed that and was all delightfully happy for them. Stan will be a wonderfully cute dad! I don't know much about his Mirka Ilham, but I'm sure she's lovely as well.
So, what's it to be? Are Myla and Charlene Federer in for a bit of competition from little Miss Wawrinka when Wimbledon rolls round in twenty years time? Or is Roger Federer going to have to sit Stan Jr. down and tell him to watch his step round his precious baby girls? Could we see another Federer/Wawrinka doubles gold medal?
...actually, probably not on that last one, because one assumes Myla and Charlene would play with each other and mixed isn't an Olympic sport. But maybe it will be in twenty years' time! Maybe we could see a marvellous mixed combination!
I don't know what's in the water over there in Switzerland, but they're producing some pretty marvellous parents over there... and some babies with some pretty remarkable tennis genes. The destinies of Clan Federer and Clan Wawrinka may well be intertwined forevermore, as cemented by that wonderful gold medal last year. I'm looking forward to seeing you, baby Wawrinka - and I bet Roger's glad his precious girls will have someone to play with! What a marvellous pair of papas they shall be!
Today's Results
Legg Mason Tennis Championships (Washington)
Juan Carlos Ferrero def. Tommy Robredo, 6-3 6-2
Philipp Petzschner def. Mardy Fish, 1-6 6-4 6-1
Ivo Karlovic def. Rainer Schuettler, 6-4 7-5
Andy Roddick def. Benjamin Becker, 6-3 6-2
Sam Querrey def. Igor Kunitsyn, 6-3 6-4
Wayne Odesnik def. Igor Andreev, 2-6 7-5 6-4
Fernando Gonzalez def. Alejandro Falla, 7-5 7-5
Marc Gicquel def. Viktor Troicki, 3-0 retired
Lleyton Hewitt def. Dudi Sela, 6-3 2-6 6-2
John Isner def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-4)
Robin Soderling def. Mikhail Youzhny, 6-3 6-1
Sebastien de Chaunac def. Dmitry Tursunov, 3-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-5
LA Women's Tennis Championships (Los Angeles)
Jie Zheng def. Elena Vesnina, 6-4 4-6 6-0
Samantha Stosur def. Maria Kirilenko, 6-2 6-4
Anna Chakvetadze def. Alisa Kleybanova, 6-3 3-6 6-1
Agnieszka Radwanska def. Ai Sugiyama, 6-2 6-1
Urszula Radwanska def. Dominika Cibulkova, 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 6-4
Nadia Petrova def. Shahar Peer, 6-4 2-6 6-3
Flavia Pennetta def. Coco Vandeweghe, 6-2 6-4
Yanina Wickmayer def. Jill Craybas, 7-6 (7-2) 6-1
Dinara Safina def. Daniela Hantuchova, 6-2 6-4
Alona Bondarenko def. Lucie Safarova, 5-7 6-4 7-5
Na Li def. Aleksandra Wozniak, 4-6 6-4 6-2
Sabine Lisicki def. Ekaterina Makarova, 6-1 6-4
Maria Sharapova def. Victoria Azarenka, 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-2

No comments: