When you fall, you can lie there and enjoy the sunlight on your face, unless it is raining — well then you should do what Shelby Rogers did — get up and win something. Win two rows of Tetris. Win guessing the weather forecast for Greenland. Win the longest women’s US Open tennis match known to mankind.
She won it after 3 hours, 33 minutes. Rogers said she didn’t feel like it was the longest match ever, but she can begin to detect the pain now. She thought it was a good time for an ice bath, and some dining. “That was a long time to go without eating,” she said.
The beauty of this match is that both women were remarkable. Daria Gavrilova of Australia (Russian born) was on the other side of the net and although she did not throw the winning punch (wrong sport), she did endure to the very last swing. Good-on-yer-mate.
Shelby Rogers, Born: October 13, 1992 (age 24), Mount Pleasant, SC
Height: 5′ 9″ Weight: 154 lbs Nationality: American
Daria Alexeyevna Gavrilova, Born: March 5, 1994 (age 23), Moscow, Russia
Height: 5′ 5″ Weight: 134 lbs Residence: Melbourne, Australia