Welcome to another installment of your bi-weekly look into what people type in that pesky Google box and somehow arrive to our site. If you missed any of the previous episodes of this series, you can find them here.
As always, these are actual terms that people typed when searching on Google, Bing or Yahoo. Somehow, they were led to our site. What you will see here are screencaps of the search term page on Google Analytics. Don’t you like how transparent we are?
Without further ado, let’s see what people have been up to in these past two weeks:
Who thinks of these things? Anyway, according to the WTA site, the answer is … yes.
This is fascinating. I guess all tennis pros are self-employed, no?
This could be a metaphysical question as well as a simple, innocent query. I’m sure our friend (and Podmaster General) Brodie wouldn’t mind taking a crack at it.
I have no idea. Maybe something that’s not entirely nice and not entirely in English?
Then again, older folks tend to not care about what others think of them.
Injuries, mostly. He’s in Houston for the Men’s Clay Court Championships, the ATP 250 that starts next week. And since I’m covering the event , I’ll do my best to figure out what’s up with La Monf. Speaking of him …
According to the ATP site, Monfils has made a little under $6.5 million just in prize money. That’s not counting clothing deals, racquet deals, and other assorted endorsement deals and appearance fees. Safe to say, Gael Monfils has made a lot of money. I just hope he’s saved some of it.
Is this a thing?
Nadal has been wearing pretty normal shorts in the past few years. Maybe this person stopped watching tennis in 2006, saw Nadal win Indian Wells a few weeks ago and wondered what the heck happened to the infamous “piratas.”
If we knew the answer to this question, we’d all be so much happier. Petra Kvitova in particular.
I don’t know. Sufjan Stevens does strange things during concerts. Or, to put it differently, strange things happen during Sufjan Stevens shows.
Tennis pros tend to lose matches from time to time, even if they’re ranked No. 1 in the world. It happens.
Though I see how someone would furiously type this search term after they read that Djokovic lost to a 34-year-old in the Round of 16 in Miami.
Respectful colleagues, yes. BFFs … I don’t think so.
Nishikori has been a tour pro since 2007, and he’s 23 years old now. It’s hard to go to class when you’re flying all over the world and practicing every day.
But they do! They’re called the WTA Championships, and who knows where they will be held this year. Last year they were in Istanbul, and the crowds were awesome. The scheduling was not, sadly. All things considered, that tournament provided what I thought was the best match of 2012, an epic battle between Victoria Azarenka and Angelique Kerber.
That one special part of Andy Murray’s body…
Notice that the “6” on the right. It indicates how many times this exact search term was used.
And this is just the beginning:
Of course, there had to be some British flavor to some of these:
And then …
And here I thought that it was a certain Spanish player who monopolized the “assets” market.
Turns out, Rafael Nadal has competition now.
There is no need to single out a particular gender, Anonymous Googler
Tennis fans are all, by definition, a little insane. Regardless of their gender. Tennis craziness comes in all shapes, sizes and colors.
The classiest porn search ever
As always, The Changeover is NOT a porn site. Speaking of Li Na:
She might, but odds are she doesn’t. Tennis players put a ton of stress on those feet. And when we get a chance to see them during changeovers, they’re not exactly pretty.
I’m almost sure this isn’t true
A smart man, I’m pretty sure Högstedt knows that there is no “figuring out” Serena Williams.
This would be illegal, I imagine. But if you have evidence, let us know, Anonymous Googler.
That’s a little violent, no?
Newsflash for you: she’s practically American. She’s lived here for most of her life.
Rafael Nadal – married man?
Who knows what prompted this, but I don’t see Nadal scheduling a wedding in the middle of his clay preparation.
But it is interesting that three people searched for that.
When you’re following a tournament closely, anything that’s edible will do just fine.
What? I feel like I need more info on this one.
Any mention of General Sod makes me sad.
I do not want to know.
Most inexplicably disturbing search term ever
“M Matkowski” has to be Marcin Matkowski, a renowned doubles specialist from Poland. How he ended up here is beyond me.
Though I feel like there’s a story behind this.
*Cue mysterious music*