I asked her to sign a tennis ball for me one day before the US Open (2006) started.. it started to rain and she was rushing for cover. It went something like this:
"Jill, I know it just started to rain and this is the worst time to ask for an autograph... " she smiled and cut me in mid sentence "sure! no problem". She signed the tennis ball... one I hold among a few others that were signed by a few Grand Slam champions during my week at the open. Up until that day I didn't pay much attention to her career.... now I like her a lot, and wish her the best.