Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Confessions of a Tennis Fanboy

After yesterday's smokin' Slobodan Zivojinovic post, I may need to have a weekly Tennis Memories grab bag! Here's another email I got yesterday:
Ken: I had press credentials for the 1984 U.S. Claycourt Championships in Indianpolis when I was way young. It was a mixed event, and it was Sabatini's first tournament--what a stick she was. Nobody in the press room wanted to talk to her, though, after her third round loss to Lisa Bonder. I recall Zina Garrison was very nice. I fanboyed over Joanne Russell. I noticed Sukova's hot temper. Temesvari was a glamour gal, and it was noted that eventual winner Maleeva was no fan of hers. Pam Casale was a dramatic hothead. As for the men, your Bobo article reminded me of how hot he was in person. Also extremely hot to me, watching them shirtless throughout the grounds were Vilas and even Tiriac, Edmondon, eventual champ Andres Gomez (I can STILL see those tiny black short shorts and him shirtless, practicing.) Oh, the state I've worked myself into going down this memory lane.

I remember people telling my old boyfriend Rafael that he looked just like Andres Gomez!


Peter Maria said...

You've got big hands, Kenneth. You know what they say, but is it true?

Unknown said...

That "boyfriend" looks old enough to be your father! :) Does It explain a few things? :) But reall -- not age hangups these days! More power to Maude! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067185/