abt the players:
lindsay and kim are probably the nicest. they sign a lot after their matches, and during autograph sessions, they're really really friendly, they chitchat with you and actually smile a lot!
nicole just storms off after she loses, venus signs a few sometimes, but doesn't seem to like signing a lot. serena is quite generous! giving away her racket after the doubles. serena seemed rather dazed during the autograph session, like she took my friends book, and then stared at her own picture for really long b4 signing it. it was so hilarious!
lindsay vs nicole match report:
both women can serve really well. heavy hard serves, even the 2nd serves. difference is tt nicole can't really read where lindsay's shots are going, often left stranded in the middle of the court, not knowing where to run. also, nicole can't return lindsay's serve... and tt explains the scoreline. nicole really had to play her best to even win points off lindsay... i was really impressed by lindsay during the match! she was striking the ball really cleanly and really hard towards all the lines... and all her balls are consistently so deep, putting nicole in a lot of pressure
nicole vs sania
sania seems to have slimmed down! she's moving faster than in the past, but her serve is still quite weak, esp when u compare it to nicole's. it cost her the match i think, cuz nicole was able to put a lot of pressure on the return. her 2nd serves esp, they bounce really high up! this match was a really rowdy one, with all the indian fans making a lot of noise! the calls were quite dubious, and sania got angry, and scolded the umpire. she said, "you know, they put you in the chair for a reason, to look at the lines, not to look at our faces." and one point, the umpire, after nicole thot tt she had won the game with an ace, the umpire suddenly called fault after a long while. then she had a 2nd serve, which she DFed, then she went on to serve an ace, where she stayed in the middle of the court for a while, and gave a quizzical look, then asked the umpire, "do i have to wait for a call, or do i go on?" the match was quite exciting, due to the atmosphere... sania hits quite hard, and nicole slightly less hard, but still, hard all the same.