Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sofitel Restroom View of Melbourne Park

By telling you this, I risk alienation from my Melbourne hosts. I’m desperate for something new to talk about so I’m going to risk it. If you don’t have a ticket for tonight’s final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray … Continue reading

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Baumer on Couch Texting Madhitter in Melbourne

The Baumer: Who do you like tonight? Madhitter: Hoping for Li but my gut says Clijsters. TB: Feels like it. MH: I like it when they say “Li Leads.” Clijsters is mean. TB: Why? She’s everybody’s sweetheart. MH: Did you … Continue reading

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Help! I can’t find any of the people behind me!

My friends and I were confronted by this lost tourist today trying to find her way to a hotel. It seemed too poignant a picture to pass up: lost tourist in front of all those favorites who lost – or … Continue reading

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Square Dancing With Pennetta, Dulko, Azarenka and Kirilenko

Watching the women’s doubles championship between winners Flavia Pennetta and Gisela Dulko and the runners-up Maria Kirilenko and Victoria Azarenka I kept hearing a square dancing caller in my head. It went something like this: Partners on court! Get up … Continue reading

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Even Drunk People Know Caroline Wozniacki

Need proof Melbourne is the best slam city? Last night I went to Federation Square to catch the Federer/Djokovic semifinal. I just now realized I watched Fed at Fed Square. Anyhow, that white light is the match and there were … Continue reading

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Hey Vera, Nice Girls Finish Last!

Vera, I’ve been attending your press conferences over the past couple of weeks and something is bothering me: You’re too nice! Your tennis and command of English has been impressive but I think it’s time to grow some fangs. Take … Continue reading

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Justine’s Awesome Adventure

It was beautiful. It was an adventure. It was a dream. It was lucky charms and rainbows and elves and lollipops. And if you blinked, you missed her. But then she was back. And if you blinked again, she again … Continue reading

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