Got there at 6. Got to park right next to the courts thanks to my Orange parking pass (comes with being VIP
). Went to the Grandstand. Angela Haynes is such a sweet girl. She really deserved to win and I was cheering for her! She fought so hard and played some great offense. Definately has the potential to be a top 30 or top 20 player. Mariana missed some really easy put-aways though and she got hooked on a few line calls. Unfortunetly, the best point of the match ended on Mariana missing an easy overhead into the net. I was really happy for Angela though
Saw the end of Nicole's match. Srebotnik played terrible, hitting tons of errors. Nicole was very solid off the ground and dominated on her serve (she has an awesome serve). Well deserved win.
Last match of the day: Lapentti vs. Beck. Was cheering for Beck even though 99% of people were on Nico's side. Beck played a terrible first set, but the second set was amazing. My friend video taped a few points on her digital camera so hopefully i'll be able to get them up
. Beck fought so hard to come back from 3-6 in the tiebreak. There was a terrible call though at 6-4 for lapentti. He hit a serve that was clearly an ace (i was sitting right on the line in question) and the ump called it out. Beck hit a couple of aces to get to set point, but Nico was able to win it in the end after Beck sent a shot into the net. Great second set!
I'm going all day tomorrow. I'm really sad that I won't get to see K-lina or Mario, but I'll be cheering like crazy for Ivan on Court 7!! Can't wait!! K-lina and Mario better survive til Monday so I can see them play!