Thank you Iva's #1 Fan. I appreciate you taking the time to respond back.
I did see what you described about looking to the sky but we weren't close enough to hear anything said. This was in the third set. She played so great that it is difficult to believe she did not win. Three elderly men (70s) were talking next to me and when they saw her practicing before the match, one commented to the others that she had really filled out and that she was skin and bones at the 97 French Open. They couldn't keep their eyes off of her and I thought that was cute.
I really believe she knew she could win and then when it didn't happen, was totally frustrated. Glad to know she often handles not winning more graciously but I can understand her frustration and she had a right to be mad. We were quite spooked for a moment there and hoped she didn't think us heartless. Even though she did not win, we thought she was so awesome, that we wanted her autograph. I had to move aside as she came by and had been face to face with her so I saw the look in her eyes (very pretty, I should add) close up. Or maybe something happened right before she got off the court that ticked her off (I had to get up in time to run to the exit so I missed as early as the handshake at the net).
Was even mad at Conchita for doing what she did but guess she wanted to win (the main purpose of it all) and Iva, no matter how great she played, Conchita slid back and forth to get Iva's shots.
Hope she continues to win at Charleston. Thank you for giving me an insight to Iva. I hope she can stay healthy and continue to win.
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