As the day wound down I caught most of Ana's evening practice session. She hit with Peppermint Patty, presumably to get used to the left spin she'll face against Makarova in the first round.
And yes, the ankle is taped up and ready to go. She was moving better than I would have expected.
She seemed in good spirits, except for a bit of frustration towards the end of their practice session. They hit for what seemed like more than an hour, playing full games for a set. Ana was killing Patty in the beginning, but by the end, perhaps due to fatigue, she was boinking everything all over the place.
Like a good kid, she stuck around to sign autographs for quite a while. In fact, she stuck around longer than any other player I had seen all day.
I've been bitching and moaning about my new camera's flip out swivel screen, but it sure has come in handy this week. With the crowds, it's impossible to get pics from my 5'2'' eye level. These are me holding my camera up, Say Anything-style, and viewing through the swivel screen. Value added, Canon.