Funny how different outlets report the same event.
Shahar Peer defeated Jelena Jankovic in an upset at the Qatar Open, 7-6 (3), 6-2. Jankovic is rated #13 among the women players.
The Jerusalem Post‘s headline: “Shahar in stunning form, pulls off upset of Jankovic
The same story from The Times of India: “Jelena Jankovic stars on Qatar Open’s day of upsets.”
Now, if you read the Times‘ story, wouldn’t you think Jankovic won, since she starred? Stars usually win, don’t they?
The reporter displayed a unique writing style as well. In just the third paragraph, he offers some odd priorities in his observations:
Peer was dressed in a two-piece fuchsia pink ensemble with a skirt that could pass for a broad belt and a peek-a-boo cut across the back of her body-fitting tee that at once made Jankovic’s tiny tennis dress look positively conservative. The Israeli was on a roll and raced racing to a 5-2 lead.
The flame flickered briefly, however. Jankovic, from Belgrade, who now resides in Dubai, is known to have a penchant for theatre. The court is her stage. Her every movement, even the otherwise subtle patterns, the tilt of her jaw and the flick of her eye, has a dramatic quality to it. If you were on the stands, you’d be excused if you thought you were transported on to the sets of a movie. It wasn’t a day for theatre, however. It was more for tennis of the spirited variety.
Makes me kind of wonder if this is an actual tennis/sports reporter or someone who usually handles another desk, such as fashion and/or theater.
And not to be too paranoid, but the writer referred to Shahar’s nationality four times in seven paragraphs, including this non sequitor : “Thereafter, it was a lunge for the tape and the Israeli, who underwent mandatory military training [my emphasis] in 2005, made no mistake.). Jankovic home country was mentioned just once.
Peer advances to the third round of play.