Tammy reaches quarter-finals
LONDON : Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn was in seventh heaven yesterday when she stunned second seed Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-2 at Wimbledon and will now make her first appearance in a quarter-final at a Grand Slam event.
''Can I say wow, wow, wow?'' Tamarine said after booking a quarter-final berth against defending champion Venus Williams.
It was seventh time lucky for the unseeded Thai, who had lost in the fourth round six times at the All England Club.
The first Thai to have reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam event, Los Angeles-born Tamarine is guaranteed 93,750 (about 6.2 million baht).
Tamarine, who turned 31 in May and is the oldest woman left in the draw, screeched with delight and sank to her knees after Jankovic hit a forehand long on the first of three match points.
I'd say her Wimbledon run is pretty damn impressive and at her age, truly remarkable.
I know the odds are against her, but I hope she wins Wimbledon.