Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Born lucky

Ana Ivanović is out of Wimbledon, retiring during her fourth-round tie with Venus Williams due to a micro-tear in her left thigh muscle.

When singers or actors happen to be both pretty and successful, our natural reaction is "of course they;re good looking. Probably only HIRED BECAUSE OF THEIR LOOKS ANYWAY."

And this is of course true. But the WTA rankings calculator doesn't apportion much value to 'hotness'. Which means that someone who gets to be best in the world at a major sport (admittedly last summer) AND look like this is just plain lucky.

Or at least, lucky except for susceptibility to particularly painful injuries that force you out of grand slams. No-one's THAT lucky.

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