Venus gets time to relax before quarterfinal match(Day 8 Diary)
Venus gets time to relax before quarterfinal match While in Paris for the French Open, American Venus Williams will send e-mails to USA TODAY describing her various daily experiences throughout the event.
From: Venus Williams
To: USA TODAY readers
Subject: Spin cycle
"I spent (Monday) doing what is best for me at this stage of the tournament: practicing, resting and laundry. I had a particularly wonderful practice, and that's just what I needed before the quarterfinals (Venus faces No. 6 Anastasia Myskina today). I always do laundry in the second weeks of Grand Slams because it relaxes me. I went over to the local coin laundry, threw in my load and let it spin. I read my book and listened to the hum of the machines and for some reason it just puts me in the right frame of mind. Next door to the laundry I discovered a boutique with funky glasses, sunglasses and great jewelry. Of course I found so many things that I wanted, but I only brought enough money with me to wash and dry my laundry. Oh well, maybe it was for the best.