Thank God i skip work today!
I arrived late, because i thought i was going to work, but decided to change my outfit and get ready to go to Carlsbad instead.
Damn, i really hate the tournament parking arrangement. I was charged $8 for the whole day, but if you drive an Acura, you will park for free. Anyway unlike the qualifying days, i could not park near the tennis center. I have to park all the way inside the resort, and what pisses me was that they had to make a little curb from wood, and my car could not cross it, cos my car is too low, there is no way i want to risk my car and get scratches at the bottom. The parking atendee was so stupid, she could not help me at all and i decided to find a parking myself. Then they provided a shuttle which didn't help at all because the stop was way too far from the enterance gate. The bus lady was announcing that no backpacks are allowed, and she was looking at me, then i said to her, this in not a back pack. it is one of those msgr bag type of bag, she was half laughing, i felt like i want to slap her in the face.
I bought my ticket for $20, i forgot to bring my student id, or else i could get a 10% off, 20% with USTA card.
Then i went in and went straight to Wynne's court, Gala Leon Garcia vs Molik was still on, it was the last game of the match and Gala broke Alicia to win the match, forgot the score, but it was easy. Paola Suarez' coach was there and rooting for Gala, i got a picture with Gala, she has braces for her bottom teeth.
I saw Eleni Danilidou ready to play while the match between Dechy and Pisnik was still on, she could not keep her feet on the ground, Eleni could not wait for that match to finish. but it finishes about an hour later, because Dechy turned the match around and won 2 and 0 the next 2 sets.
Anyway, both players arrived late, Paola finally arrived and Wynne entered the court about 10 mins later. I was scared i thought Wynne pulled out or something.
Wynne has tape around her right thigh it was huge tape, i was thinking oh no she's injured.
Tammy was there aswell few minutes later, and damn, i got so much info from her, i sat beside her and she recognized me and said hi! We talked a whole lot about the tour, about Wynne, about her match etc. Janet Lee and her coach was also there few minutes later. I tell you the whole info that i got from Tammy later.
Anyway Wynne started off really bad, and Paola knows her weakness, Paola attacked her backhand all the time and Wynne made lot of mistakes off that wing. She doublefaulted a lot, she was just not in the match. Sorry for not giving much detail as i was busy talking to Tammy. I was the only Indonesian out there i think and i screamed at Wynne so she could calm down and concentrate, she was down 0-5 at that time. Tammy was always telling her "have fun" because that was the key to win, just enjoy your match and have fun. Wynne broke Paola for 1-5, and step by step, slowly but sure, she saved few set points to go 2-5 3-5 4-5 5-5 6-5, she was far more agressive and her forehand was on again, she also could make some aggresive backhands and forced the error from Paola.
Paola game is pretty solid, especially the 2 handed backhand. She rarely make mistakes and her volleys are just awesome, of course she's a top doubles player.
Anyway Wynne loosen up a little and Paola holds for 6-6. Paola won the tiebreak 7-3
By then Tammy told me that Wynne is so tired, she has to play so many matches in the last couple of days, she just doesn't have energy anymore. Second set was gone so quickly, Wynne made lots of unforced errors, it looked like her body was there but her mind was not. She kept looking to our direction (Me, Tammy, Janet and Janet's Coach and kept shaking her head (We werelike her little support team) ) So the set was over 0-6. Game Set and Match Paola Suarez 7-6 6-0
Janet and her coach already left, so Wynne approached Tammy and me, she told me that she was so tired, her thigh is aching she almost withdrew, but decided to play. Then a great thing hapened, she asked me if i pay to watch these matches, i said yes. Then Wynne gave me a VIP player guest pass! Wow!! she said, now you could watch for free. She thanked me to support her these last few days. She said she will play doubles either tomorrow or the day after. I took pictures of me, Wynne, and Tammy. Damn i was so excited!!!! with the pass, i can enter player's dining area, i could sit in player's box and free admission !! yess!! thanks Wynne.....
on the other court Eleni Danilidou was demolishing Gagliardi, she is so powerful off the grounds. Wow!! I saw Kim Clijsters she is going to practice with Capriati. It was a kids day today so it was so crowded with kids, they enter for free with adults accompanying them.
Ashley H won the match against Grande in the center court, so its time for Corina Morariu's double match to be played. The audience was just wild, they really love Corina and she is such an inspiration, i got Panova signature and i could sit anywhere i like. I decided to sit on the court level. Those players were so close to me. It was a very fun doubles match, all 4 players played really well! Meghann is the tallest from those 4. Corina haven't lost her touch, her one handed backhand is really nice aswell
Meghann and Chanda won, it was a close three setter, i got Kim's and Meghann's signatures.
I got a picture Amanda Coetzer today. see looked nice, Daniela was so cute, i wish i could kiss her on the spot. She was not wearing any tennis stuff. Just very classy and elegant. She was walking to her hotel room i guess.
I saw Iroda vs MGM a little bit, Iroda has bad temper, she almost hit the lines person intentionally, she hit a ball really hard to the backwall. she mad lots of unforced errors, but MGM was really touygh, she hits hard and clean. I got pics with MGM and Gagliardi aswell.
I saw Anna Smashnova around with her coach she looked kind of confused and looking for something i dont know what, i forgot to take pictures of her.
Last match i saw was Hantuchova/Sugiyama vs Tu/Dechy.
Sugiyama is a really fine doubles player, she poaches really well, Hantuchova is excellent also, no wonder she oculd win GS mixed doubles title. I left when the second set was about 5-4 for Dechy/Tu or something like that.
It was a really fun day, i tried to test some served in my fastest clocked at 99mph. I kknow i could hit harder than that, but there is a long line, i dont want to wait back in line.
I decided to gfo back, cos i was so damn tired (but happy) thank God i miss work today...
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