My day started with a little Dinara warming up on Armstrong. I figured I should probably soak this in as much as possible all things considered. I've unfortunately had to apply my Ivanovician "If you don't see her early you may not see her at all" tactic to Dinara. As we all know, it was a wise decision.
Dani tweeting away as she waits for Dinara to stop wheezing and get off the court.
Sania! She was absolutely CRUSHING the ball during her practice session and it was nice to hear that she beat Burrito later that day.
I...I...I can't even deal with that dress. First of all, it looks two sizes too big. Second, it looks, in person, like it's made of pleather. Third, well, Yonex designed it so the first two points were a given. Fugly dress notwithstanding, she won in front of a rather packed crowd on Court 11.
I was way too distracted by Rafa and Sam that I didn't even notice that Gilles was Rafa's practice partner. In fact, I do believe my inside voice actually muttered "What the fuck is up with Rafa's skinny, scrubby hitting partner?" Shame on me.
Walked by Court 6 right as Kleybs won her match. Kept my distance. Didn't know if she'd start shaking the sweat off or not.
Ran off to get some food (a hotdog and waffle fries in case you didn't care) and came back to see Ana and Flavia practicing together on Court 5. My hands were full of food so I literally stood courtside as I downed my hotdog in four bites. You know that scene from 30 Rock with the sandwich at the airport? Moi.
My phone was all crapped out all day (assume it's a network issue because it's fine when I get back to Manhattan) and I was having trouble hooking up with Lexi, who was busy boozing it up all over the grounds. But once she saw my message that Ana and Flavia were hitting, she found me. I'm predictable like that.
Flavia talking to Stefano, her physio, who I rather randomly met at a bar the other night. He is so so so nice. I have to say, one of the nicest "entourage" folks I've met. Well, he's doing his job right because the toe seems to be ok. She won later that night.
Then it was time for Coco, who couldn't back up last week's tight win over Dani. Not entirely unexpected, really, but still a bummer. But at least Dani had to play well to beat her.