I want to offer a hearty congrats to my 2 favorite tennis players!
Both Vica Azarenka & Serena Williams are in the women's final of the US Open.
Serena had been my favorite player since she was a teenager. Vica displaced her last January when she went on a hot streak that included the Australian Open Championship. Befoe you ask, I don't give the proverbial horse's patoot about Vica's grunting any more than I did about Monica Seles' grunting.
This year, Vica owned the spring, Serena has owned the Summer. While it's likely that the WTA computer will keep Vica in the # 1 position after this tournament, If Serena wins, she will be the best player in the world based on a Summer that included a Wimbledon Championship, an Olympic Gold Medal and a US Open Championship. If Vica wins, she'll be the best player in the world on the strength of 2 Grand Slam Championships in one year and defeating 2 great players in the finals of each; Maria Sharapova (whom I confess I've never really warmed up to) in Australia and the Serena whirlwind at the US Open.
While I'd love for Vica to win, I can truly say that I'll be very happy for either of these great players. I'm going to enjoy this match!