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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Setting the bar low

The Times of India headline screams: "Sania Mirza wins, makes history". Instantly I click on it, and the first line begins, "Sania Mirza rewrote Indian tennis history as she registered her first Grand Slam win ..."

My jaw drops open in astonishment (and I yawn while I'm at it). What? Sania Mirza has won the Australian Open? But didn't the darn thing just start? And then I read the rest of the sentence:

"... and stormed into the second round of the women's singles at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Monday."

So that's rewriting "Indian tennis history"? Winning the first round of a Grand Slam tournament? Nice. I can already imagine 10-year-old tennis players across the country reading this and and thinking, "Ah, such is my dream! To step off court 16 a winner! To reach the second round! Oh!"
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