Sorry I didn't get a chance to get online before this. I know some of you must be disappointed by the result at Charlotte - hope that this will cheer you up.
I saw Monica right off on Saturday as she was "lining up" outside the court with the team...for the introductions. She smiled and waved, but I couldn't get any closer to talk with her. After she lost, (Schwartz was really in a zone btw) I decided to wait till Sunday to hand her the messages, as she wasn't in the best mood. On Sunday, as she was leaving after winning her singles match, I caught her attention, and she came over to grab the packet. (I didn't realize she was coming back to play the doubles with Lisa!) She said "thank you" (with a smile) after the doubles, but didn't have time for much of a chat this time around as she was rushing to catch her plane to NY.
Just thought you'd like to know, the letters were delivered.
A thousand thank you to our sweet and kind earthcrystal
Rafa! Rafa! Rafa!
Ennis and Jack found something most people don't ever find in this life...true love, the deepest, purest, most beautiful thing in the universes. Ennis and Jack have TRUE LOVE. They are SOULMATES. They have a love so deep, so pure, so strong, that it transcends everything, it's eternal.
Monica announced her official retirement on February 14, 2008. What a sad day! I'm proud to be a Selestial and I admire Monica for her fighting spirit and her character. The tennis world has lost one of the greatest players of all time! Have a wonderful post-tennis life!
Arantxa, you will always be in my heart. Thanks for all the great matches you gave us and for just being a wonderful person on and off court. All the best for your future!