Tignor's write up on Baby E. I loved this part because he's articulated exactly what I've always thought but couldn't put into words:
Beyond her game, what's most interesting about Ivanovic is her stealthy intelligence. As I've said, she's a motor mouth, and it's hard to believe she can think with any depth at that speed. Her conversation can sound something like this, from her presser after her opening match:
"NoobviouslythereweresomethingsIwantedtoworkon. Oneofthemwascomingtothenet. ButIactuallyfeltreallyshortoutthere." Pause to see if anyone catches the joke. No. Nobody could follow her. So she gives the explanation: "I got lobbed a couple of times." How did she work that joke in there? There's more depth of mind in Ivanovic than you might believe possible at first. It's heartening to think someone this sunny on the outside can be quick and thoughtful and not angry on the inside. Maybe the truth really is good.
I people don't take her seriously and think she's was a ditz. Hard not to think that when she's giggling and smiling all the time. But I'm glad Tignor was able to suss it out. Hate her for her game, her fist pumping, her ajdeing, etc. That's fine. But the kid is genuine to the core. Everyone, from fans to journalists, says it. You can't hide that shit for five years.
(Pic for Forty Deuce by Love All)