Serena Williams is the top women’s tennis player in the world and she appeared poised to cruise to another Wimbledon crown this year. But on Monday she was ousted in the Round of 16 in one of the biggest upsets in recent tennis history, as 23-year-old German Sabine Lisicki knocked off Williams 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.
In the late 1980s Brad Pitt guest starred in two episodes of Growing Pains. In one he played Carol Seaver’s latest crush, Jeff. In the other he played Jonathan Keith, Ben’s favorite rock star. Ben won some contest or used one of his parent’s connections and got the opportunity to meet Jonathan Keith. After getting Keith’s autograph and picture, Ben left something (maybe a jacket?) in the backstage area. When he showed up unannounced to retrieve it, he walked in on Keith making out with a groupie and discovered that his hero was a womanizer and a jerk.
Mike Golic and Adnan Virk (filling in for Mike Greenberg) opened today’s show with a rundown of all the things that happened Saturday in the world of sports.
They spent plenty of time talking about the Eastern Conference Finals and the Pacquiao-Bradley decision and even the Belmont, but they somehow failed to mention that one of the world’s most famous athletes became only the tenth woman in history and only the seventh in the Open Era to complete tennis’s Grand Slam.