So, I haven't seen Dina play a lick of tennis in 2010. I think this is the reason I'm happier and she's winning. So to keep us both in the groove (and because Mrs. Saifn told me I'm not allowed to watch her matches because she's been winning) I will continue to abstain.
However, anectdotal evidence tells me a few things:
- Coco got fitter;
- Coco is trying to get to the net more;
- Zeljko hasn't really been an issue lately;
- And Coco is still awesome.
Was that last one a bit vague? Well here's proof:
Q. You looked really relaxed out there. What did you do on your day off?
DINARA SAFINA: Well, yesterday what I do? Nothing. Practice as early as possible because I want to have as much rest as possible. So I practice early. Then I come back to the hotel. I eat somewhere close to the hotel. Then just hanging around in the room, watching movies.
The only thing I did yesterday, I went to the bookstore, and I bought from Julie and Julia cookbook. This is what made me walk out of the room.
Q. Did you see the movie?
DINARA SAFINA: That's what made me buy the book. I had to buy two books. I like cooking. I'm having new apartment in Moscow. I'm like, Okay, instead of library of books, I'll have cookbooks. I want to cook.
Q. Did you watch any tennis?
DINARA SAFINA: Yes, a little bit of Baghdatis against David Ferrer. Very good match. Was somewhere else playing? I think that's it.
Q. Are you a good cook?
DINARA SAFINA: I'm just starting, you know. Until now nobody got sick, so this is the positive (smiling.) They might like, not like, but if they have problems with the stomach, it's not good.
But until now, nobody would complain about the stomach (laughter).
Q. What is your signature dish?
DINARA SAFINA: Actually, I can make not bad asparagus, risotto with asparagus. This is the thing that I can do. And, of course, green salad with olive oil.
Q. When you walk into a bookstore in Melbourne, do a lot of people recognize you? Do you like that?
DINARA SAFINA: Actually, yesterday nobody recognize me, so I don't know. Sometimes they do recognize. Because then I was sitting outside and someone girl came just to me and said like, Good luck.
But overall not so many people. Or maybe they're scared to come. I don't know.
Keep it up, Coco. I won't be watching but I'll be cheering.