I saw Novotna / Wade beat JoAnne Russell / Anne Smith earlier this week and it was the highlight of my day!
Novotna looked incredible - in great shape, and stunningly attractive. There were some French junior players behind me who were quite taken with her!
I was even more astonished by Virginia Wade. She must be 59 now, but there she was, chasing down lobs, attacking the net and still with that "catapult" style service motion she devleoped late in her career.
I also saw Gigi Fernandez and Wendy Turnbull (eek!) beat Ilana Kloss and Ros Fairbank. Gigi treated it the match as if it were a grand-slam final, arguing calls and generally creating an uncomfortable atmosphere for the other players and the spectators.
What was terrific about these matches was that there are never many people watching them, so you can get really close to the action.