Monday report ---> post n# 21
Hey guys ! Some of you may remember my 2008 Strasbourg report : http://tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=342759
So since you guys seemed to apprectiate it I've decided to write another report this year!
First, I came at noon, matches had not begun yet, but many players were training.
I first watched Anabel who was hiting the ball with Bammer. Both girls appeared a bit tired IMO, Anabel felt she was playing average. Then they played a set and Bammer won it something like 6/3.
When they finished I came closer and talked to them a bit ; they were very nice at me, I took some pictures :
Then I saw Anna Lena Gronefeld training with other german girls. She was concentrated and I felt she was clever, that is to say she was not hiting the ball as hard as she could, she even surprised me with some cross court shots. She was one of the nicest player I met today, she was smiling, we talked a bit on the draw, and I took a photo with her :
Then I watched the end Of Niculescu's match before the rain interruption. She played average, her unranked opponent was not a threat even if she led *3/1 in the first set. Niculescu became mad when the play had to stopped at 6/4 5/2* 40/0 2nd serve !
I talked to her in romanian (because I speak a bit romanian) and She seemed annoyed but smiled at me though
Then I met Vesnina! What a lady
Such a beautiful body ! ... Well okay we deal with tennis here
She trained with her trainer, she was playing well, serving well. I bet she'll go far in this tournament. Then I took a photo with her, her sparing parter was taking the photo, he was joking and he looked to my camera like : "Oh ! Ugly!" lol And I said something maybe unsayable ! "Oh it must be she the ugly one!" And she looked at me like OMG and then laughed! That was funny !
And the best moment occured for me then : I met my Idol lol Aravane Rezaď. I was on cloud nine, and I didn't felt from it when I talked to her : she is such a simple person we talked like we were already friends, that was so nice ! She saw I had a camera and asked her brother to took us. But before she was looking around her, I didn't get what she was doing, and then she said : "Oh this bush looks beautiful ! Let's take a foto with it in the font !" She was lovely !
Then she came to the training court and played football with her brother, Mara, Tamarine. That was nice too ! They enjoy playing like children. Tamarine was on fire! Gronefeld who was training next to the court was like "What's going here!"
And finnaly it rained again, And I decided to go home since the sky was very dark.
Therefore, I spent a very plaisant day ! I will return tomorrow if Aravane plays. Otherwise I'll go on Wenesday and for the Final !
I hope you did enjoy my report !
See you soon !!
Ps : I look awful on all pics, but I thought you would like to see the players... And by the way the glasses I am wearing are Beyoncé's (she threw it during her concert in Strasbourg and I am the lucky guy who got it!