Monica Seles defeated the "Barcelona Bumblebee" Arantxa Sanchex Vicario (will she add another name now that she's getting married?) today in the Round of 16 at Wimbledon. Relatively easy match. But next up is Lindsay Davenport, the defending champion. Monica has trouble with the really hard-hitters, but I think on grass, which isn't the best surface for either player, Monica has a good shot of pulling through, and if she does, she'll be an odds-on favorite to make the final, which would make me JOYOUS.

Lindsay and Monica, two of the five Americans in the quarterfinals, are good eggs. Much respect for each other.

``I practiced with her last week and I know she's hitting the ball great,'' said Davenport. ``I know she's playing at a lot higher level than ... the last few finals I've played her.''

(I think I would really love being an AP tennis writer. God, writing sports stories is stressful, but could be so much fun.)

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