Sometimes, you just gotta put Lennie out of his misery. And if you're a good friend, you do it quickly and mercifully.
Venus is a good friend. Maybe she'll buy Dina a puppy after the 1 and 0 drubbing. Or maybe she'll just tell the media to back the fuck off of Dina. I think I prefer the latter:
Q. This isn't your fault obviously because you played really well, but it's embarrassing for women's tennis to see the No. 1 destroyed in that way, isn't it?
VENUS WILLIAMS: Why do you put it like that?
Q. You played very well.
VENUS WILLIAMS: Are you trying to be down on women's tennis?
Q. I'm trying to be down on the way that Safina is the world No. 1 representing women's tennis.
VENUS WILLIAMS: So you're trying to be down basically.
Q. Not on women's tennis, no.
VENUS WILLIAMS: Okay, because I don't deal with down at all.
Q. It's not down.
VENUS WILLIAMS: I'm just making sure you're not trying to be down, because I respect Dinara Safina immensely, and I think you should, too.
Q. I do.
VENUS WILLIAMS: Thanks.
So Dina gets drubbed by Serena on Serena's best surface. She also gets drubbed by Venus on Venus' best surface. Hmmm...who did Dina beat on her best surface this year? Oh yeah, Venus, not to mention Serena last year in Berlin. But yeah, let's just completely forget about that because the vaunted Williamses suck on clay.
I'm just saying. All this near-sighted SHE'S A HORRIBLE TENNIS PLAYER bullshit is getting so damn old.