I don't think it will be a real match. Kim said in an interview that she doesn't see it as a match, more as a reward for the crowd that has been so supportive this year. She said that she hopes it will be a 'fun' game.
or mud wrestling ! that would be awesome <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
I'm just back, I've seen many matches live already, but I'm still always surprised by the speed of the ball!
First, it surely was a real match! Kim was more consistent and played more surprising tennis as Justine.
The athmosphere was realy great!!! Did they show how we all did the the Mexican wave? The crowd was also very mixed, a lot of young people with their parents, also a lot of retired people.<br />And people were always shouting for the player who fell behind.
I was there too! It was a nice evening, but I expected the match to be a three-setter! The doubles was funny : Flipkens/Nastase (or someone else, I don't remember his name) against Elke Clijsters/Bahrami : they played one set with tie-break which Flipkens won!<br />My nephew could't stop laughing when Bahrami played some points on his own (he always jumped over the net to hit his own ball back)<br />The mexican wave was cool too! We had a great sight on the crowd because we sat very high!<br />The Clouseau song was nice too : they mad a new version of "daar gaat ze": "daar slaat ze" about kim and Justine! They really seemed to have fun while they stood there watching Clouseau! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />The match itself started quite well, Justine made some good points, but after her 4-1 lead she started to make a lot of errors. After all it was a nice match (Kim made less errors) but I just expected it more spectaculair.<br />But I'm sure I will go back next year!
Bahrami is incredible sometimes..I used to watch matches on Eurosport. He plays in lots of exhibitions for fun, together with LeConte, McEnroe, ... The guy is still a very good player, with magnificent strange shots. I remember him playing a whole rally just sitting on his knees on the field, or jumping over the net to smash his own lob...
He did the same thing yesterday, playing on his knees, returning his own shots, all the players played several points between their legs (also Elke and Kirsten!!!), playing the ball high in the air and catching it right in his pocket, etc...