So after waiting around all day in Birmingham and being booted off centre court to make way for Queen Maria and banished to the wasteland that is court 3 ... Rezai and Rodionotalent got out there and within minutes were at it. Nastya sent down a serve right at Aravane in the warm up, to give her credit she did shout "watch out" but Rezai froze and it only just missed her between racket and body - obviously she was greeted with the obligatory death stare
. Then a couple of minutes later Rodionova started arguing with the umpire and got into a full blown shouting match with Rezai because she was trying to claim that the decision made after the toss wasn't what had happened. Umpire wasn't having any of it, Rezai *then* decides to whine about "she tried to hit me!"
On a side note Vladimira Uhlirova was sat pretty much next to me and the 3 other people who were watching Tammy/Sania - good match - rather than Sharapova (and was being very chatty with people all around her whilst having her crepe, which she wasn't overjoyed with
) and she said how it was bound to happen because "they're both great, but they're so aggressive" and that she'd never seen a fight in the warm up before
. I mentioned that it was a shame they weren't on centre court (thinking to myself because of the entertainment value) to which she replied "Yes, but they have no class" which I almost
ed over before I realised she meant they're not top class players so that's why they weren't on centre court (to be fair to her she was flicking between French with the guy in front of her and English otherwise). Thought for a moment the bitchiness from the court had made its way to the stands