"I want to do things on my own terms, I can't have anything take me out.
I have never given up and it's important for me to prove to myself that I can do this, and to prove to me that i'm a champion.
If I were just to sit down, lay down and give in, then I wouldn't have any respect for myself." VW
Meanwhile, back on topic.....my first live match was the 1984 Virginia Slims of California final, played at the Oakland Coliseum Arena. Martina Navratilova was on a 44-match winning streak, which was broken by Hana Mandlikova 7-6(8), 3-6, 6-4.
"He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord." -- Proverbs 18:22
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." -- Herb Brooks
"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." -- Muhammad Ali
Behind the baseline is my preference too. I went to one day of the 2012 Auckland Men's on a side-view all day - never again . Seeing live players was still cool, but definitely side-view is not my ideal.
Yeah, it can get very monotonous, especially the closer you sit toward the net, too, when you have to turn your head all day. As was mentioned earlier, a corner seat isn't a bad alternative, but I still like the baseline view because there's no mistaking line calls that way, and you get an unobstructed view of the action.
On a smaller stadium or outside court, typically, you won't have that option, but at least you can be close to the court and the players, which makes for great photos and videos.