I feel fine in the San Diego Resort
Since Sunday night I am in San Diego. I wanted to come here as soon as possible to be able to practice a little while, but it wasnít easy to catch a flight at a descent hour from Stanford. The last few days I have been practicing lightly, and meanwhile I just finished my first match.
I have no reason to complain about the match against Stosur: everything went fine. But with Jankovic, somebody is awaiting me against whom I needed three sets last week. The players field is strong, anyway, with also Hingis, Sharapova and Pierce who returned...
Playing all these matches in a row makes me grasping painkillers for my back again. But next week I will be able to take a rest (this year I wonít play in L.A.), before I have to play in Montreal. After Montreal too, I will have a week rest, to be fresh for the US Open.
Also, last week I had an unexpected doping control. During tournaments we get controls several times, and also during resting periods they can visit us unexpectedly at any time. Although I have to say itís a bit strange, all of a sudden being hold by two people, when walking on the street, and been taken with them. But I think itís for a good cause and I can only support they try to discourage doping as much as possible.
Brian will stay with me for a while, but has to leave for home a few days before the US Open, when Bree [the basketball team where Brian is playing, in Belgium] will start its training. Meanwhile, he is examining the golf course out here. Thatís the nice thing about this tournament: we stay at a resort, where the playgrounds are, but also a golf course and yet some other relaxing facilities. And all the players stay out here.
Only, I miss my dogs. But then I call home and ask them on the phone.
I also heard a lot of mail has come in again. I will certainly reply, but please be patient for a while, thatís something to be done after the American tour.