piercerocks's US Open Reports!
Ok, so i just got back from the US Open qualifying, which i go to every year cause its free and you get to see alot of good players/matches. Today I went with my friend and we had a great time!
First we went by the practice courts and we saw Casey Dellacqua, some other Aussies, Caroline Wozniacki, Guillermo Canas, Nicolas Massu, Richard Gasquet, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Murray. Me and my friend went behind the gate to get a closer look until we realized we were standing right next to Brad Gilbert! It was pretty funny i didn't know whether to say hi because it would look pretty creepy considering we were sneaking up on them in the bushes. lol. So we didnt. Then we went to see Andy Roddick practice, looked at a few matches, we saw Julia Goerges beat Kelly Liggan and my friend got a picture with Julia, who was very nice and patient with our camera troubles haha. We also got a picture with Tamaraine Tanasugarn who was walking around the grounds. We also saw Gael Monfils.
After that we went to go see Jelena Jankovic practice. Jelena was hitting the ball very good, she gave a kid a bag that her extra racquet came in and she also gave a tennis ball away too. It was really nice to see how happy she was and talking with people. All of the sudden i realized her mom was watching the practice so we went to sit by her and we started talking to her. My friend asked her what her name was and then she said " your shoes are mad fly" i started laughing and Snezana gave us a weird look and my friend said " i like your shoes" and she was like Oh, thank you. lol it was so funny. After that we watched this intense match with two guys ( i forgot their names) and went over to see Pironkova/Domachowska. Marta was playing EXTREMELY well until the end, i was suprised! I really thought she was going to win the match. Afterwards i though about asking marta for her picture but she looked really upset so i just got a picture with Tsvetana who was really friendly. We also saw lindsey nelson crying : ( Also on the practice courts we saw Anna Chakvetadze hitting with Shahar Peer and Krajicek hitting with some other people.
Anyways i had a good time and i will be putting up pictures later.. I'm also going tomorrow but i'm gonna be working with my summer camp so idk if i can go see players. hope you liked my report! lol
"There was this little voice inside of me that just said, 'You're not done. Now's not the time to retire. You still have some great things to accomplish in tennis.'"
the best of the rest..
lindsay DAVENPORT|jelena JANKOVIC|tatiana GOLOVIN|dinara SAFINA|francesca SCHIAVONE|daniela HANTUCHOVA|alona BONDARENKO|anastasia MYSKINA|
elena VESNINA|lucie SAFAROVA|flavia PENNETTA|nathalie DECHY
|andre AGASSI james BLAKE marat SAFIN robby GINEPRI novak DJOKOVIC andy MURRAY|