Well, I'm going to talk about how was my travel to Madrid and the experience of having meet my favourite players: Na, Jie, Shuai and Zi. I also will post some pics of me with players, and pics of the girls. Hope u enjoy it, and if want to ask something, just do it
Let's start with the report... and be nice with my english
Jie was the first chinese player I saw. It's amazing the moment when you watch your favourite players live for the first time (well, I saw Jie already in YEC 2006, but this was definitely especial and different). She was making some physical exercices off court, and then she enter the court to warm up with Kanepi. Conchita Martinez was playing in the same court
I said her I saw her in 2006, she replied me: yeah in doubles lol. She is amazing, so sweet and nice. I told her I was coming to support her from barcelona, that im her biggest fan in spain and that i hope she enjoys the tournament and the city. And finally said her I would be for sure in her match against Maria to cheer her. I made pic with her, and she gave me thanks for the support. I told her: give ur best! When she finished the warming up she looked to me and said me bye with a smile
!!! Made tons of pics. It was great cos I was extremely close to her. Madrid courts are just awesome... also u can be so close to players. It's so easy to take pics with them or talk a little bit with them (of course no Roger, Rafa, Andy or Novak
In her match against Maria, she played so well. She had a slow start, but then started playing better and better. Long and great rallys. A lot of deuce games. Kirilenko is very good i think, but really, jie plays out of this world. Hits so hard and almost doesnt make errors. She has great mind too, spirit figter before every point. Personally I think Jie does all that maria does better (excepto for the serve probably). It was definitely the best match of the day. So many winners, especially from jie. I was in the first seats and Jie saw me. Of course I was louding "Jia You Zheng Jie Jia You". I remember she won a point so lucky with bad volley and Jie screamed thinking it was going to be out. Then I laughed cos of the scream (ball was in) and then Jie looked me laughing and started to smile
When she finished the match she looked and clapped to me and and told me something smiling but didnt hear her.
Then I saw her in the doubles match. When they enter the court Jie asked me: "Are u coming to support us?" and I said her: "Yep, of course!". They didn't play well... Jie started so bad, while Zi was on fire in the first games. But early Zi down the level, at the same time their opponents were playing better and better. They made very good match, putting a lot of pressure in the net. It was not the best day of Zi/Jie definitely. They left the court a bit sad. Wasted some chances, like a 40-0 in the second set.
Going to the Li v Carla match, I came a bit late. It was 5-4 Carla, and I saw for a mirror (cant enter the court till the change) Carla had SP
She saved 2 but ended losing the set 7-5. I wanted to die... but then she had perfect start in the second and played winner after winner, while Carla played bad. The match continue that way till 5-2 in the third for Li (Carla had 40-15 for 3-4, but Na won 4 points in a row
). Then Na CHOKED so badly... Carla started to just put the ball on court. U can't believe how I screamed that day... all the stands looked me and were against me. They started to scream "Choke Choke Choke!" "Double Fault Double Fault!" and when Carla tied at 5-5 big claps from everybody and me just
Almost had heart attack. Fortunately Na broke, and after missing 2 Mps (the second one with DF), made AWESOME FH CROSSCOURT WINNER to win
I screamed: VAMOSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and started to bounce everywhere. Just wanted to cry of happyness. I said: "Li Na you are the best!!!!!!" And she came to the net and wavey to me
Peng v Pavlychenkova. The day bebore I catched Shuai practising with Su-Wei. I talked a bit to her and congratulate them for the title in Rome
Peng started the match amazing... it was simply awesome! Winner after winner, and almost playing perfect. I was so impressed. At 6-1 5-2, she started to choke
And Pavlychenkova won 4 games in a row till 6-5
Then Peng had triple GP, 40-0, for 6-6, and lost 4 in a row to give Nastya Sp#1
Then she had to save a 2nd SP to take the match in a tiebreak
(I think if Shuai didnt save those ones she would have lost... and I have to say I don't know how she saved one of them... running from side to side hitting with one handed FG
) Hsieh was in the stands supporting Shuai.