Archive for March, 2009
We stay at a throwback to the old Florida, a charming hostelry, Silver Sands, mere feet from the beach in Key Biscayne. Among the features are scores of colorful iguanas who are fed by some of the staff.
March 28 2009 | Photos | No Comments »
INDIAN WELLS, California — She was like a kitten chasing its tail. Vera Zvonareva tried to catch up with the yellow tennis ball that seemed to circle her.
Roy Emerson, in Indian Wellls to be honored, joined Bud at his daily forum: "Tennis Talk with Bud"
“I couldn’t actually get it in front of me,” she would say later of the point that ended so ignominiously. Waving vainly at the ball, she lost balance and fell on her face. Vera had been aced by a 68 MPH second serve, a dipsy-doodle off the racket of Ana Ivanovic. No credit to her, the darling of the boys in the balcony, Ana’s Serbian compatriots, who tried to scream and flag-wave her to one of the two singles titles available at the Indian Wells Garden. continue reading »
March 22 2009 | Tournaments | 1 Comment »
So, like a good reporter, I phoned the Bureau of Missing Persons.
Charlie Pasarell, Daniela Hantuchova with Bud at a reception hosted by the tournament's new sponsor, BNP Paribas
“Any news on a couple of sisters named Serena and Venus Williams?” I asked.
“Who are they?” was the response.
Startled, I said, “Gosh, they own a profession called women’s tennis, and nobody knows where they are.” continue reading »
March 16 2009 | Tournaments | 1 Comment »
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Maybe this is the place where Roger gets untangled. After all he won three successive titles (204 – 06) in this idyllic mountain-ringed desert, and now faces an heir-raising experience. He and his live-in lady friend, Mirka Vavrinec have announced her pregnancy. This makes you wonder what grip Roger will use on the diapers. Possibly the continental?
There is lovely landscaping at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Federer is getting a lot of attention. He’s not shopping for bassinets yet, but may be for a coach – and seemed to have the right man for the job in Aussie Darren (Killer) Cahill. They met in Dubai, another desert, where Roger was readying himself, for the newly named, and sponsored, BNP Paribas Open. But Cahill, who had steered Lleyton Hewitt to No. 1 and pumped new life into Andre Agassi, though tempted and flattered, felt he couldn’t spare the time from his young family in Las Vegas.
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March 13 2009 | Tournaments | 1 Comment »
We just added another photo gallery from the archives… London 2006. This includes shots of the National Theatre, Albert Bridge at night, sunrise and sunset over the city, Palace Guard and more. Check it out in the June 2006 section.
Thames at night
March 11 2009 | Messages | No Comments »
We just added photo galleries from Bud & Anita’s trip through Italy in 2006, starting at Rome and stopping at Busetto, Cremona, Como and Cogne along the way.
The city of Como from nearby hillside
Check them out in the May 2006 section.
March 07 2009 | Messages | No Comments »