So here it starts:
1) Patty Schnyder
I saw Patty a few times this year, in Paris GDF, Roland Garros, Luxembourg, Stuttgart and Zurich.
In Paris GDF, I saw her the first week end, during the qualies, she was practicing. I did not dare ask her to take a picture with her. But then I went to see her and she accepted with a big smile. I was so surprised, and so happy. I like her, maybe sometimes she is weird, but she is frank and that is a quality for me. I did not bring her luck, she got beaten in first round.
In Roland Garros, I saw her practicing again. She spent her time talking and complaining towards her sparring partner (a Dutch guy). After the end of the practice, she refused to sign to all the fans around, and went through a door. That was during the qualies, when the path to the center is still closed if you don't have a badge. The door Patty tried to go through was the way out from the center court alley, so the guard told her to go through the other door, on the other side. Patty looked at him, and showed him that she needed to go on the left in the alley, so going through that particular door was closer for her, and as there was really nobody else on the other side, she did not see why he wanted to make her go the other way. The guy told her "no miss, you cannot!". After 5 minutes of talk (imagine Patty saying "you stupid!" and the guy saying "no no no you can't !!!"), Patty went through the other door on the right, then went to the left, called the guy through it and told him "See, I'm here anyway, Asshole!". So funny!
In Luxembourg, I met her in the stairs, and she got hick up just in front of me!
Then I was there at the famous match again Daniela. I saw the whole bottle thing, and the way she acted at the end towards Mariana Alves. So Rainer threw the bottle, and Patty caught him and told him "Go on this side, out, to calm down!", and he left through the door to outside, while she went to the lockers. Then Mariana Alves went down her chair and went to the lockers too, and the audience started to whistle and boo. Patty looked at Alves, and told her "see, that is for YOU!!!!"
Then later, I saw the tour supervisor talking to Rainer in the players loundge, and that was not friendly. And then later Daniela's physical trainer, and that was more friendly. I haven't seen Patty later.
Two days later, I saw her in Stuttgart, practising with Lucie Safarova, and that was a cool practice! Both girls playing hard balls, Lucie maybe a little better than Patty.
From Patty's side: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mb910ucRKQ
From Lucie's side: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAXl0eb5zyo
In Zurich, I did not see her much, maybe only one training. So nothing more to say.
A few pics of Patty from RG2006:
Patty fans, if you want more, just PM me, I'll be happy to share others
So here it is with Patty. Hope you liked it!