The weather finally warmed up today and it was nice and comfortable in the Stadium stands, which is where I caught the Dinara/Dani match. In a t-shirt, no less.
It was the best serving I've seen from Dinara since her return. She popped seven aces (by my count) and her velocity was up, staying in the 90-105 mph range for most of the match. She was hitting pretty solidly off the ground as well, though nowhere near as heavy as she used to hit the ball. But it was still effective.
All in all, a nice win for the kid. Dani was playing well and definitely made her work for it. A month ago, hell, a week ago, this isn't a match she wins.
Rausa rocked her Juicy again and even Mr. and Mrs. Wozniacki checked it out.
And for shits and giggles, and some insight into Dinara's current state of mind, check out this edited version of her presser, which was was adorable: