Tramlines: Venus shows her 'range'
Tue, 15 Mar 09:08:00 2011
Venus Williams is many things to many people.
Venus Williams is many things to many people. To some, she's a fashion designer and aficionado of flesh-coloured knickers. To others, she's an interior designer and best-selling author.
The elder Williams is also a part-owner of the Miami Dolphins NFL franchise, and has been known to play tennis every once in a while.
However, it's recently come to Tramlines's attention that Venus has been keeping another talent a secret... until now.
Serena's big sister has been caught on tape indulging in what can best be described as 'energetic karaoke' on a cruise liner, shaking her thing to the song 'You Wouldn't Believe' by 311.
Judge Venus's enthusiastic rendition for yourselves:
Warning! The following video is not suitable for children, adults, animals, vegetables or minerals. Enjoy.
TWEETS OF THE WEEK
Venus Williams singing Kar
WINNER: Andy Roddick gets the Tweet of the Week gong this week for this little beauty: '"Mr roddick my mom wants your autograph. You're her 3rd favorite player". From a 9 year old at breakfast... Lie to me kid!!!'
RUNNER-UP: Laura Robson may have missed out on Tweet of the Week, but if there was a 'Don't Try This at Home' award, she'd be a shoo-in: 'I managed to fit into a washing machine. The fact that I'm proud of myself shows just how immature I am.'
WOODEN SPOON: Tramlines understands that Ivo Karlovic was rather chuffed with himself after his 7-6 6-7 6-2 victory over David Ferrer at Indian Wells, but that's no excuse for this flagrant piece of Twitter-based gloating: 'I was inspired today.' Show-off.
There's no change at the top of the rankings this week - we are in the middle of a major tournament after all - but all eyes are firmly fixed on the top three men regardless. Rafael Nadal remains proudly atop the chasing pack with a whopping 12,390 points, but the gap between second-placed Roger Federer and third-placed Novak Djokovic is a mere 165. Therefore, all Djokovic has to do to move up to second in the rankings is finish ahead of Federer at the Indian Wells Masters this week - adding yet more spice to the potential semi-final clash between the two.
A-BOG v A-BOG
Tramlines was a little harsh on A-Bog (GB) last week - deducting him a point for his Davis Cup snub - and, just like a 27-year-old, American, tennis-playing version of Dick Dastardly, A-Bog (US) has stolen a march on his bitterest rival.
A-Bog (GB) has actually had a relatively successful week. The British number six reached the second round of the prestigious(?) Bath Futures tournament on Monday, thrashing British number four Josh Milton 6-1 6-3.
To put A-Bog's achievement into context, it should be noted that Milton is a whole 14 places higher than Belgrade-born A-Bog in the world rankings. At 358.
However, A-Bog (GB)'s successful return from injury doesn't quite merit him gaining a point in the world famous A-Bog v A-Bog, as A-Bog (US) has been rather busy making waves on the other side of the Atlantic!
A-Bog (US) notched up two wins to qualify for Indian Wells - 6-0 6-2 against Stefano Ianni in the first round of qualifying and 6-4 1-6 6-3 against Frank Dancevic in the second - before falling to Lithuanian wildcard Richard Berankis in three sets in the first round of the main draw.
That's two wins to one in favour of A-Bog (US), and a well-earned point.
Standings: A-Bog (US) 22-13 A-Bog (GB) (Season standings: 2-1)
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