So, I don't know enough about gymnastics to evaluate this on a technical level but, apparently, Simone hitting this vault is a big deal: first woman ever to do it, at any level of competition. And, if my understanding of what I read is correct, if she can land this at the World Championships, it'll be named after her!
I have no idea what the rest of her show is like, because ESPN has it hidden behind a paywall but, I'll tell you what, I'd be highly tempted to pay $4.99 a month, just to see an hour of that every week!
Oh my god... I don't think I have the stomach to watch the rest of this match: Serena was up 5-1, and serving for the match against Karolina Pliskova. She foot-faulted when serving for match point, twisted her ankle on the very next point, and hasn't been right since. She lost the break, and has lost the next two games in a row.
Well, that's it. Carolina Pliskova (CZE) defeats Serena Williams (USA) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. A heartbreaking collapse by Serena: she had a 5-1 lead in the third set, twisted her ankle when serving for the match, and was never the same after that. She lost six games in a row, after the injury.
Pliskova advances to play Naomi Osaka in the semifinals, but my interest in the Australian Open is officially over.
I never thought a day would come where I'd turn to the Kings and look at them as being the most stable and drama-free North American sports franchise that I root for (the competition: Pittsburgh Steelers and Ottawa Senators). I can't even process it after all of the turmoil that has gone on with this team. It's like I've entered Bizarro World.