Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: New South Wales
Re: Anita's Report of Melbourne Park's preparation for the AO
I was at M&OP this morning to pick up my accreditation pass so I could have access to the venues and stuff since Im working there next week. Anyway while I was walking around with these 2 irish(?) [might've been dutch lol, i couldnt really distinguish their accents] and I saw Bernard Tomic! I almost asked him where we were meant to go to collect our passes, haha. I stared at him strangely coz i thought he looked familar but wasnt 100% sure, he didnt have his tennis gear with him, just walking across the bridge from Rod Laver and he looked back at me weirdly. I would've asked for an autograph and pic too, but the whole 'cant go up to high-profile ppl and ask for a pic and autograph while ur getting paid and working and wearing our uniform...blah blah blah' rule.
Anyway I saw a few more players too. I thought I saw JJ practicing when I was walking across the bridge, but I wasnt sure coz it were covered. But had second thoughts that it wasnt her since the woman that i saw was wearing a white sports bra/crop top and turquoise (short?) shorts, she was strectching/bending forward so I couldnt see her face properly.
Its in complete lockdown, security is thorough, i got warned/scowled at for being in some places i wasnt allowed. the ONLY reason that happened is coz there was someone else face on my pass. apparently tennis australia had mucked up
Everything seems to be going nicely, i thought i saw the spiegeltent but i wasnt sure. I might go to the qualies on thursday and saturday. oh i also have a slight chance of working at the AO players party. not sure yet, but fingers crossed
whens the players party and where? i went a few yrs ago met some players ahd a dance with a few lol
some of them were really drunk, in fact one of them had to play Hingis the following day and was out so late...she got thrashed
Good luck to the Aussie and Balkan girls!