So Petko has a nickname for me: "Forty". I feel like this is such cosmic justice for the fact that I run a blog that revolves around nicknames. Anyway, not only did she bring it up during our interview earlier in the week, but she's hellbent on actually using it whenever she sees me.
This would include press conferences:
Q: Has [Ana] paid the $20?
Petkovic: Ana? Yeah, immediately. You have to pay in the changeovers. We already exchange -- yeah it's true. (Laughter) It's true. Forty has pictures. You have?
That's in addition to Petko shutting down a reporter when we asked her a question at the same time. "Sorry. It's Forty." Heh.
Anyway, since she asked, yes, I have pictures of the cash exchange from yesterday's match:
In case you're wondering:
"I won 20 bucks. Ana, I think she shed one tear, because I hit aces. I usually go more for percentage and trying to mix it up. Yesterday, like in the first or second game I hit three aces, which is 15 bucks already. Also on the decisive point I hit a return winner, which is also 5 bucks, so 20 bucks all in all. She earned -- I think she had one ace and one important volley, so that was $7. So $13. (Laughter)"
Well done, ladies.
(Pics: Forty Deuce)