The 2015 French has ended, the results now historical facts
chronicling many of this slam’s most enthralling acts.
Serena and Stan, the winners this year
throughout the tourney seemed impervious to fear.
her performance at times drawing gasps and stares.
Match-ups both pundits and fans thought would be easy
at times left “The Queen” looking downright queasy.
When Serena’s play is not compellingly strong,
those witnessing the event feel something is wrong.
“Unprofessional” she quipped critiquing her own play
following three-set matches requiring hard work to hold sway.
But in each she persevered leaving vanquished foes in red dust
as if in each battle she thought “dammit, it’s all now or bust!”
In the semis while battling an untimely virus,
a lethargic Serena again showed us
the grit and resolve that’s made her champ of them all
as in the final set she unleashed full wrath on the ball.
In that match against Lucie Safarova,
from the first ball struck, all knew it was over.
All credit to Lucie as she stayed the course
while unable to stop such a dominant force.
And now America’s best, our own drama queen
leaves behind the old number nineteen.
She’s now won her twentieth singles slam title
proving yet again she has no true rival.
Serena now needs calm days of rest
to continue on her calendar year quest
for all four slams…God it could be done!
but only by the women’s world number one.
As I’ve said so often in years gone past, “I now hoist a brew,
to America’s tennis queen, this one’s for you.”
who stole Nole’s thunder and made it his.
Long did he lurk in the shadow of “The Fed”
until the belief he could win was entrenched in his head.
He emerged from that shadow like none before
with strength, agility and weapons galore.
Most speak of his backhand as being best in the game,
but in my eyes his forehand seems much the same.
So off both sides the ball he does pound
running the best of the best round and around.
Through Ihan, Lajovic, Johnson, Simon, Fed and Tsonga he stormed
leaving dejected players spent and disarmed.
And in the final which Nole was favored to win,
Stan simply did what he’d done once again.
He’s proven now beyond any shadow of doubt
that the other Swiss player packs plenty of clout.
So to Serena and Stan, you put on one helluva show,
and from this fan to you winners, “way to go!”