good chance for Patty to finally get even with Miss Gaggs for knocking her out of RG in the 1st round back in '00. That was one of Patty's pissiest losses of all time...
i think that while it's obviously good that Patty beat Hanuchova 6-2 6-2 in 45 minutes, it's not necessarily a sign that Patty is playing great tennis (yet). Dani H is in horrid form, playing like somebody ranked 150-200 for the last 6 months, imo she's even in danger of dropping off the tour. In Patty's previous matches she lost to Maleeva (who's terrible on clay) almost lost to Marrero (ranked like 80th) and was beaten soundly by Martinez twice. Gagliardi should be a better indicator of where Patty's game stands. If Patty beats her 62 62 as well, then i will start to be optimistic.
Patty plays much better when she's calm, focused, and not acting like a fool on the court. What happened in Charleston against Martinez was not any indication of Patty's inner "belly fire" or toughness - it was quite the opposite. Patty WAS however very tough in the four Charleston matches she won before the semis, that didn't get written about much.
Hopefully we are not going to have to deal with the stupid Conchita jokes for as long as we had the stupid orange juice jokes.