I was lucky enough to meet Rita at Amelia Island and I had a heart attack when she walked up to the steps I was sitting on and sat down too. She was with Emmanuelle Gagliardi. I got *brave* enough to talk to them and both were sweet but Rita was so down to earth and very sweet. She signed my big tennis ball for me. I had seen her on TV before against Capriati (the match that was so intense that they had forgotten to change sides in the tiebreak) this so for her to be so congenial with somebody she didn't know made me like her even more.
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