The girl with Ai looks like Kateryna Bondarenko. Her WTA pic looks nothing like her, but I saw her in person in Memphis and San Diego.
I saw Dani once walking by the practice courts in San Diego and asked her for a picture. She didn't look very happy, but she agreed. I didn't know until about 5 minutes later that she'd just lost a match. I do know that she will refuse a picture (as will most players) if she's on her way to a match; but she generally says so if she's about to play.
Nastya! I wonder if her mother is ok?
Last edited by slk45 : Jan 11th, 2006 at 06:06 AM.
So the girl next to Ai could be Bondarenko, Russell, or Dubois
I saw Ai today... she was practicing on a court next to Clijsters, but it was quite sad because there was a whole crowd around Kim and no-one on Ai's court. I think Ai and her group were watching Kim and laughing. I saw Ai pack up and leave so i decided to stand on the path to get an autograph, but then Gasquet was signing on a court about 10 metres away. I had to make a choice and I went with Gasquet, but when I came back onto the path, it was too late and Ai had gone to the restricted area. I heard stories about how Ai doesn't get too many autograph requests.