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ASV
Aug 25th, 2003, 12:31 AM
Mikey and I arrived at the tennis center at about 11:15 from the 7 train. We walked around the compounds to the VIP entrance. Upon getting there, talked to a security guard about re-entry policy. Saw Myskina walk by, but didn’t have the chance to talk to her or anything. Went inside the compounds, where we found Silvia Farina-Elia. Walked to her and got pictures with her. Got pictures with Myskina, Bovina, Suarez, Ruano, Pistolesi, Zuluaga (who has an injured knee), Coetzer, Sugiyama, Petrova (who is awesome) and a few others. Jennifer Capriati blew us off about 5 different times today. First, she walked away right after practicing after signing 10 people’s things out of about 100. Then, she walked by again, totally ignoring any calls. Then, as we walked up to her when she was sitting SHE CALLED OUT SECURITY ON US…TWO KIDS. Really, a not nice person. Near same thing happened with Bartoli. She like gave us looks like we were from the sewers and she was all high and powerful. Got blown off by her only twice though. Schett and Schnyder were in a ‘rush’ so that didn’t work out. Our day was AWESOME before lunch. That was when we saw everyone and got pictures with them. But, around lunch time, the crap security team decided to do their ‘jobs’. At the VIP entrance, all the players walk by to either get to their car service or to/from the locker room. Naturally, this is like a hang out by few and die hard fans. However, with the policy of being allowed to freely walk in and out, there were about 100 people there. It got a little out of hand, I’ll admit, but what they did was drastic. There was a man of Asian or Pacific Island descent, not older than 25. He was walking over to Tim Henman to ask for a picture and Tim obliged. As his friend was holding up the camera to take the picture, a man in a tie walks over and makes him stop because it isn’t the area for pictures and ‘if the players want, they will come to you.’ Yeah, thanks. Then, they made everyone stand in a very small area called the ‘bull pen’. If that wasn’t degrading enough, it was tightly packed and security all around, so even if someone did walk by, you were fighting with others just for a space along the outside. When we decided there was no more hope as they were bringing out more barricades, we went and grabbed some lunch. After that, the bullpen was dismantled and now no one is allowed to loiter in that area at all. We think it is such crap, and I am going to write a letter to the USTA venting my frustration. There was no security problem, only a bored staff.

Other good/bad of the day:
Bad: Not all stores were open. Waited endlessly for the Wilson store to be open, but it never did…I never got a ball and my autograph hunt is now delayed.
Bad: Not all food places were open and the prices are even more ridiculous.
Good: Petrova is a doll. She obliged when asked for a picture, and her mother seemed happy that she had fans.
Bad: Jennifer Capriati
Good: Demo session on court 13
Bad: Staff
Good: Players being nice
Bad: Players being mean
Good: Pistolesi being soo nice, she asked US if we wanted autographs because we sat and watched her run back and forth for like 20 minutes. Mikey talked to Claudio, who said he doesn’t even really coach Anna.
Good: Bovina was really nice.
Bad: Myskina and Coetzer acted like they were in a rush.
Good: Fabiola looked thrilled she was recognized.
Bad: Fabiola was getting treated for knee problems.
Bad: People had mistaken Maggie for Justine and were having her sign Justine’s page.
Good: I called Maggie by the right name, and she seemed glad someone knew her.
Bad: People packed the stands for players they’ve never heard of.
Bad: People getting autographs and then asking what their names are.

That’s about it. All in all, the security team was the biggest load of shit in a while.

kim&lleyton4evaz
Aug 25th, 2003, 12:36 AM
Lena should learn to be mean to peons...

ASV
Aug 25th, 2003, 12:42 AM
Lena should learn to be mean to peons...
Did you see Elena practice today Leena?

kim&lleyton4evaz
Aug 25th, 2003, 12:44 AM
Did you see Elena practice today Leena?
No, I didn't go today, sir.

Why don't you give some detailed report on her practice... and I'll pretend to give a fuck.

ASV
Aug 25th, 2003, 12:52 AM
Don't lie. I know that you care about Elena's every move. Even more than you care about TTT, if that's possible

We thought we saw you there. There was this weird looking person who was stalking Bovina.

kim&lleyton4evaz
Aug 25th, 2003, 12:53 AM
Mikey knows what I look like. It's not hard to find me.

Pure_Matter
Aug 25th, 2003, 12:54 AM
lol at some of the things, hope you guys have a fun time all week.... thanks for the report

just out of curiosity how old are you two..(wondering because of the capriati incident "blowing off two kids"?)

ASV
Aug 25th, 2003, 12:58 AM
lol at some of the things, hope you guys have a fun time all week.... thanks for the report

just out of curiosity how old are you two..(wondering because of the capriati incident "blowing off two kids"?)
We're both in high school right now. But when you're not an adult, it apparently doesn't matter whether you're 11 or 19, you're still a kid.

kim&lleyton4evaz
Aug 25th, 2003, 01:02 AM
Jen is so horrible for not acknowledging two ugly kids that she's never met before. What a bitch. :rolleyes:

srg1
Aug 25th, 2003, 01:03 AM
One funny thing happened today at the practice session. The guys that put up the draw on the big board made a mistake. They placed the seeds in order of their appearance in the draw, not in order of the seeds. Here are pics of the men's and women's seeds as posted. We did inform them of the mistake. The women's seeds had not been numbered yet, but you can see that they were out of order.

polishprodigy
Aug 25th, 2003, 01:11 AM
Lol...Leena ignored me in Toronto.

I was shouting and whispering "Leena" as I passed the people watching Bovina-Sanchez Lorenzo practise, but no girl turned her head. I was looking for a blonde Russian chick, and there wern't any in that section lol. Maybe Leena was on lunch ;) But ASV is right, I doubt she would miss Elena play as she loves her!

tenn_ace
Aug 25th, 2003, 01:26 AM
GREAT GREAT GREAT REPORT!

Thanks! :D

kim&lleyton4evaz
Aug 25th, 2003, 01:37 AM
Errrr Pawel, I have jet black hair.

kim&lleyton4evaz
Aug 25th, 2003, 01:48 AM
One funny thing happened today at the practice session. The guys that put up the draw on the big board made a mistake. They placed the seeds in order of their appearance in the draw, not in order of the seeds. Here are pics of the men's and women's seeds as posted. We did inform them of the mistake. The women's seeds had not been numbered yet, but you can see that they were out of order.
Geaux Chanda Rudin.

Jeff
Aug 25th, 2003, 06:16 AM
Near same thing happened with Bartoli. She like gave us looks like we were from the sewers and she was all high and powerful. Got blown off by her only twice though. d

Grr! Bartoli blew me off, too, when I asked for her picture at the Acura Classic. She told me "I have to go practice." Lol...like it would hurt to stop 5 seconds. She looks so nice and approachable, too.

But oh well, I still like her anyway :p

maya
Aug 25th, 2003, 07:30 AM
Thanks for the report :)!

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 25th, 2003, 07:58 AM
Fabiola had knee injuried? :( Grr!!

Dymension
Aug 25th, 2003, 10:45 AM
Thanks for the great report :D

Greenout
Aug 25th, 2003, 11:35 AM
Great stories. LOL. Being blown off by Capriati..
ok, perhaps- but WTF is up Bartoli's tude?
Interesting. Oh, well I prefer Flavia Panetta over
Bartoli anyway. :)

Ryan
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:45 PM
lol, sounds like you two had fun Scott. ;)

Lady
Aug 25th, 2003, 03:12 PM
Great report. Tnx :D