2008 French Open
[photo via Christophe Ena (AP)]
Sunday, Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 to win his fourth consecutive French Open title. Much is talked about the very lopsided loss, but it should be worth noting that even though Federer hasn’t beaten Nadal in Roland Garros Federer still has made it to the finals three straight years (something not even the great Pete Sampras had ever done).
[photo via Tennis World]
Saturday, Ana Ivanovic beat Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-3 to win her first French Open title. After losing in two other Grand Slam finals in her previous four Grand Slam tournaments, this marks her first Grand Slam title. Ivanovic is now the world’s No. 1 player. Safina has now elevated her into a whole new realm with her first Grand Slam final. They both will be back.
Hillary Clinton Bows Out
[photo via Mandel Ngan]
I honestly believed that the Democratic race would last until the party convention. I still maintain my position that Hillary Clinton is a more electable candidate than Barack Obama, but I guess that’s the way the cookie crumbles. It’ll be an interesting few months, especially if Obama picks Clinton to be his Vice President.
John McCain will be the next U.S. President after the November election.
A couple sites unveiled redesigns.
Rapidshare now has a more simpler look that reduces clutter and makes the site more streamlined. It also unveiled changes to its download policies, increasing the cap from 25 gb over five days to 50 gb over the same period. Happy downloading.
My favorite outdoor store REI unveiled a new site design. Anyway, it’s a lot cleaner and definitely more Web 2.0 friendly. The beige-ish/green color scheme is quite nice and the product pages are definitely better organized. It also runs faster, now that it uses AJAX and tabs to run through additional content instead of having to reload/refresh the page. I had always had trouble accessing the site using Safari, but no more.