short balls monday: on rafa’s sleeveless shirts, mikhail’s salute, and lookin for janko pics

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(OT) What do gay bars and cropdusters have in common?: I’m sure there’s a pollination joke in there somewhere, but instead we’ll just point you to this interesting article at Entrepreneur.com about the ten businesses that will face extinction within the decade.

Rafa’s legacy: Screw his three consecutive French Open titles — why worry about that when there’s more pressing matters at hand? And by pressing matters we mean Rafael Nadal as the poster boy for singlets (aka the sleeveless tank). British GQ‘s Dylan Jones hates ’em, thinks that Rafa would look equally good in a traditional polo, and blames Spanish men for the shirt’s ubiquity. (via Daily Mail)

Davenport heads to Mill Valley: Big-hittin’ mama Lindsay Davenport will lead a pack of great names — Mary Joe Fernandez, Conchita Martinez, Jana Novotna, Todd Martin, and the Jensen brothers — at the Esurance Tennis Classic. The charity benefit will raise money for breast cancer research, prostate cancer support, and helping tennis youth through the Harbor Point Charitable Foundation. (Marin Independent Journal)

Youzhny’s salute?: Tennis Planet asks about the best (and worst) victory dances in the sport. I say the Korda scissor kick tops the worst, Mikhail‘s salute is the oddest, and Venus‘s smiley twirls are the most sincere.

A call for photos: “I’m looking for Janko [Tipsarevic] in Moscow, Kremlin Cup. All the sites I scanned have nothing. I need new Janko.” Can someone help out this tipsy fan before she goes into withdrawal?

This really is Savannah’s Word: And we consider ourselves lucky that we can live in it.

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