I honestly didn't think it was going to happen. Not after she won the first set, most definitely not after she lost the second set, and absolutely not after she went into a third set tiebreak. I mean, I know better than to hope. And with Petko's pattern of finding heartbreaking ways to lose big matches, I was prepared for the worst.
But it did happen! And it was great! And I thought at one point Nadia might kill me! We were sitting courtside and during the third set I guess Nadia heard someone say something and it got her all pissy. She looked over in our general direction (we were sitting two sections over from Petko's camp) and said "Who said that? No respect." Uh...I was just yelling "Ajde", "Komm jetzt", and "C'mon Andrea" all match. Pretty sure that wasn't directed at me. If she wants to be mad at somebody, talk to the dude in dreads sitting up at the top of the stadium who kept yelling "Nadiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!" throughout the match.
And then, to top it all off, after she loses, Nadia packs up all her shit, is about to sling her bag over her shoulder, stops, opens up the bag, PULLS OUT A RACQUET, and then grabs her bag and walks off court, racquet in hand. I mean...huh? Look, dude, I'm sorry you were in a pissy mood because you had to wear that piece of ugly onto the court. But let's dial it down, huh?
Whatever. Huge congratulations to Petkorazzi who finally scored a win in a tight match on a big stage, scoring the biggest upset in the first round of the women's side. She deserves this. She works so hard and she's a fantastically nice person to boot. She hey-heyed me after the match after I yelled "We love you Petkorazzi!!!" It totally made my day.