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 see those strange tweets from Oracene?
TB: No. Do tell.
MH: First, she tweets, “Can someone tell me who is in the women’s final?” Kind of odd, right? Then she says she hopes Na isn’t too tired to win. OK, she has a favorite, no harm done. Someone asks her why and she says she doesn’t like “dubious” people. Not sure what’s so dubious.
TB: Does that go back to that Palm Springs nonsense?
MH: Hadn’t thought of that. I was thinking more recent stuff like U.S. Open default. Or, maybe she confused Kim with Justine and was still thinking about Roland Garros.
TB: Odd mixup for a coach to make.
MH: Well, she did say Kvitova is the future.
TB: Kiss of death.
MH: I know. Poor Petra.
TB: Win or lose, is Clijsters now number one?
MH: No, Woz making the semis clinched the top spot. It can’t be long, though.
TB: Is the winner of the men’s final number 2?
MH: Nope, apparently it is close but Fed keeps 2.
TB: I’m talking perception. Rankings are convoluted.
MH: Think Murray will win?
TB: I kind of don’t. I think Murray should, and that usually means the other guy does. I think the match has a chance of having the most tortured looks from the friends’ boxes in history.
MH: Well, Novak should have Ana in there.
MH: Great way to piss Roger off – again.
TB: Did you see some cheesy bikini shots Ivanovic just put up on the web?
MH: Missed those.
TB: They scream: I may suck now, but you should still pay attention to me.
I want Sean Connery back at Murray’s matches.
MH: I’d like to see Sean and Judy in a knife fight.
TB: Judy looks crafty with a blade.
MH: I think she could take Sean.
TB: Ok, enjoy the matches. G’day.