Jankovic Defeats Bammer, Angels Cry

Sometimes God tests us, forcing us to confront unthinkable pain in order to know better the scope and power of His will.

This is one of those times. Sybille Bammer has lost in the quarterfinals of this year’s Open to Jelena Jankovic, 6-1, 6-4. It’s O.K., breathe. It’s hard for me, too. The “statistics” indicate that Bammer’s near-ridiculous number of unforced errors (40, to Jankovic’s 14) sealed her fate, but it doesn’t make the result any less unfathomable.