It takes a different set of linguistic skills to keep up with current women’s professional tennis. Serena is the apparently rare exception. Excerpted from a recent article.
“Serena overcame Shahar Peer … to next play Nicole Vaidisova who beat Lucie Safarova. Vaidisova was the highest rank after Safarova upsent Amelie Mauresmo and Peer ousted Svetlana Kuznetsova, though Vaidisova lost to Kutznetsova at the last French Open. … Williams’ win over Nadia Petrova … 4th round win over Jelena Jankovic. Pockets of Israeli fans cheered Pee [sic]. Maria Sharapova downed Vera Zvonareva and will play Ana Chakvetadze. Kim Clijsters will play Martina Hingis.
Try saying the previous paragraph fast several times over.