We've been a bit quiet here this week 'cos Mum wasn't feeling so good. Gypsy and I really put in the purrs, and she's feeling better now.
Now a few of you wondered how much Gypsy and I liked watching the Australian Open tennis on TV. Speaking for myself, I don't mind a game of "chasing the little people across the screen" every so often. Tennis is good for that, along with numerous animal programs. Loud noises are also good for getting my attention, and some of the tennis players go all out with weird 'grunts' as they hit the ball. Gypsy generally becomes very geezer-like in front of the TV, decides he has to conserve energy and "views" most of the tennis through his closed eyelids.
Today (Friday 18 January) was a big day for young Aussie giant killer Casey Dellacqua when she beat yet another seeded player, #18 Amelie Mauresmo in the 3rd round. That was after she beat #15 seed Patty Schnyder in the 2nd round. Mum says that's great 'cos it's nice to see someone start really believing in themselves, especially when that someone is an Aussie.
Serena and Venus Williams have both been playing well, Maria Sharapova sent former champ Lindsay Davenport packing, and Justine Henin has come here hungry this year. It looks like it's going to be tough, whoever ends up winning the women's title.
On the men's side, Lleyton Hewitt is still flying the Aussie flag in the singles, but he'll have a tough match on Saturday when he comes up against Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.
Roger Federer has been in pretty devasting form so far - he hasn't even looked looked like losing a set, let alone a match. Rafael Nadal has also been playing well, but Sir Roger's going to be very tough to beat. American Andy Roddick's having a tough time against German Philipp Kohlscheiber at the moment, but Mum thinks he'll come through. In case you're wondering, Mum's a bit of a sports nerd, so we're watching quite a bit of tennis this fortnight.
I've got to go now 'cos I'm exhausted from all this typing...Ciao kitties.
***2.00 AM Melbourne Time Update - Mum was wrong - Philipp Kohlscheiber did end up beating Andy Roddick in 5 sets, 8-6 in the fifth set.***
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