Loaded up the lad and headed out into the face-melting heat today to watch some tennis in lovely Grapevine, Texas today.
We got and wandered around for a little bit and practically ran into Sabine Lisicki as she left a practice court. She is ADORABLE. She looks much more petite and girly in person and she smiled and gave a little wave to everyone as she was hustled off to the lockerroom by a phalanx of escorts. I don't think it registered on anyone to ask her for a pic or autograph. I of course forgot my phone camera and the youth was useless with his.
Saw about two second of Rezai/Bondarenko, so I couldn't say much except that Rezai appeared to bashing the everloving crap out of the ball.
When that match ended we went to another practice court and saw my beloved Wickmayer. She's a big gal. Well-proportioned, but big. When Halep and Johanna Larsson came out to warm up for that match they looked like a couple of high school kids.
We ended up watching this match--WHY NO LOVE FOR LARSSON IN GM? She is cute as the proverbial bug's bottom! The match was a classic confrontation between a women with one weapon--Larsson--and a woman with, well, no weapons whatsoever. Larsson has a pretty decent forehand. My son has a better backhand. I mean she just sprays it around like a firehose. Halep, on the other hand, couldn't do much of anything. Larsson pretty strolled to a 6-3, 6-2 win. The big surprise for me is that Larsson has a temper. Gave herself a good chewing out at 3-3 and I guess it worked.
Next up we watched Dulko and BoJo. Basically, this was one of those matches where you wonder why Dulko isn't Top 10 all the time. She was on fire. In the first set, her serve was pretty much unreturnable and she was just smacking the ball, volleying beautifully. Second set was much closer, but Dulko was just too good. Dulko was charming after the match, signing autographs and posing for pics right up to the dressing room door. What a sweetheart!
Caught a little bit of Gorges/Cornet. Also some of the doubles match with Schweepers/Oudin against some pair I'd never heard of. Had to leave because tomorrow is the first day of school.
I don't have tickets again until the quarterfinals.