But that soon disappeared when I spotted Sam Stosur talking to her coach Dave Taylor & with Jessica Moore & her hitting partner & coach during the 2nd set of Ferguson-Rodionova
After she signed autographs for some people & finished talking to her coach, I approached her & said hello & we had a chat
(wished her good luck, saying to her that I hope she wins the title, and about her priority for singles over doubles in 2009). Told her about my disaster in trying to get a photo with Amelie
& I asked Sam and she said yes!
She was so laid back & friendly, and it seems that she just had no worries in the world that she is concerned with. Jess Moore’s hitting partner took the photo
Then I left the tennis centre to catch the train home feeling really good about myself
Other snippets of info:
- Spotted Emelyn Starr & her mother watching Yan versus Adamczak
- Spotted Amelie Mauresmo doing some jogging exercises just outside the practice courts.
- Spotted Maria Kirilenko, she was waiting for Mauresmo & Hantuchova to finish practicing. She looks good in the flesh
only like centimeters away from me. She practiced with Sara Errani, who I also saw up close.
- Spotted Victoria Azarenka practicing, and from two courts away you can hear her grunt
- Spotted Ai Sugiyama with her mother, walked on a court while Benesova was practicing. She & her mother attempt to avoid not getting hit by the ball & not interrupting Benesova’s practice
- Spotted Iveta Benesova practicing.
- Spotted Jarmila (Jarka) Gajdosova practicing.
- Spotted Lucie Safarova practicing.
- Saw Petra Kvitova walking back from practice.
- Walked past Peng Shuai & her mother.
- Spotted Anna-Lena Groenefeld from a distance as she played against Kutuzova.
- Saw Bernard Tomic (promising young Aussie player – could have asked for a photo but meh
since he was so close).
- Saw Jarkko Niemenien (if that’s how you spell his name
- Spotted Arina Rodionova watching & giving encouragement to her sister with Tatiana Poutchek & Nastya’s coach.
- Saw former Aussie Davis Cup hero Wayne Arthurs.
- Didn’t watch Moore’s match as well as Marija Mirkovic.
- Spotted Julia Schruff.
- Spotted Vania King.
- Ana Ivanovic & Marion Bartoli were practicing on centre court (heard from AliciaRocks – a fellow poster who I met last year & today).
PHOTOS COMING UP SHORTLY