Thursday, January 18, 2007

Ode to Serena

Serena Williams d. (5) Nadia Petrova 1-6, 7-5, 6-3


(Photos: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Serena Williams is not committed to tennis.
I said: Serena Williams is not committed to tennis.
She’s an overweight, out-of-date, also-ran-has-been
whose on-court career approaches a quick end.

Didn’t you hear me?
I don’t think you did.
So I’m gon’ have to say it again—
she’s an overweight, out-of-date, also-ran-has-been,
whose on-court career approaches a quick end.

And did I forget to mention,
now that I got your full attention,
that Serena’s intentions
exist in a whole other dimension?

Hell naw. Uh-uh.

She ain’t trying to play tennis.
She’d much rather end this
get on with her design business
and let the choking wimps on the WTA win this.

But you knew that already
if you been listenin’ ’round.
That’s been the talk of all talk
around this whole damn town.

Believe it if you must.
Buy it, if you will.
But count Serena out
At your very own peril.

Article: Serena Shakes Off Rust for a Fourth-Round Visit





2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the "Ode"! I am so glad that I found your blog. I am a tennis junkie and your blog is now part of my everyday reading! Enjoy the Open!

Craig Hickman said...

Thank you. And thank you for stopping by!

You enjoy, too.