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    Big Babe Semifinals

    Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall and Bobby Riggs were each 5'-7" tall. Jimmy Connors was 5'-9 1/2".

    The shortest of the women playing in today's Wimbledon semifinal matches is Sabine Lisicki, who is only 5'-10" but probably has the best serve. Her opponent, Maria Sharapova is 6'-2" and probably has the least reliable serve. In the other match, 5'-11" Victoria Azarenka plays 6'-0" Petra Kvitova. They all hit hard from the baseline. At 24, Sharapova has more experience than the others, who range from 21 to 22 years old, and has won three majors, one of them here at Wimbledon waaay back in 2004.

    I can't see that any of them have a clear advantage. Whoever wins will have to play well, and while Sharapova has won titles, she's also folded in big matches as recently as her loss at the French Open to Li Na.



    That actress just died.


    Actually Allison Hayes, who played the 50 foot woman, died in 1977, but Yvette Vickers, who played the other woman and who starred in Attack of the Giant Leeches did die recently:

    LA Times: If she hadn't starred in the 1950s cult horror films "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" and "Attack of the Giant Leeches," if she hadn't posed nude for Playboy, few would have asked how 82-year-old Yvette Vickers could have died in her Benedict Canyon home and remained there undiscovered for nearly a year.

    Yikes - a year?

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