Re: irish tennis
And it's not like Romania is even that flush with cash to give to its sports organisations. I suppose it's better in the long term for Tennis Ireland to spend its money on new facilities and plane tickets to send players to tournaments. Also, upon closer inspection, both Lynsey and Mariyana appear to be clutching little envelopes aswell so maybe they got some kind of vouchers. I just hope to God they weren't for Boots.
Anyway, some good news from Australia:
Morrissey (IRL) / Chaudry (GBR) def. (WC) Howe (AUS) / Wagland (AUS) 6-4 6-4
Unfortunately their WC opponents were ranked outside the top 250, but still, a win is a win. They'll have to face the top seeds if they make the third round though.