Marion Bartoli of France lost to Sabine Lisicki of Germany today in the Wimbledon Ladies Tennis Quarter-Final. Bartoli, who had knocked out the reigning champ Serena Williams in the previous round, has been noticed for the unusual stance and wind-up of her serving motion. It got her several aces against Williams, who has possibly the world's greatest female serve. However, in combination with her perpetual twitchy jerky motions between each point, it appears to have offended the tennis purists.
The journalist Alix Ramsey writes on the Wimbledon website:
"Her serve is all arms and legs, a collection of mismatched limbs that makes the whole motion look like a giraffe going for a spin in a tumble drier."
Amusing, perhaps. Bloody rude, though. She beat Serena Williams with it! Ramsey should be so lucky.
That's my mind made up. The ravaj is going to get herself some tennis lessons!