Man, Dani really hates the kids.
A fairly clean take-out of grass-loving American teen Alison Riske today, 62 64. Asked afterwards whether she thought there was more opportunity for the younger WTA set these days:
I don't think so. I think you've seen that in the last few tournaments and Slams, that there's still a lot of potential for the older players to win the big majors because they have the experience and they've been around much longer. I think it's much tougher now for the younger ones to break through because the overall level of the field, say Top 50 players, anybody can beat anybody. So it's much stronger and I think it's much harder for the younger ones to break through.
Deaaaam. Gramma be cranky. And it's awesome.
Speaking of awesome, it'll be Dani vs. Ana tomorrow in the semis. Thankfully for Old Granny Pants, you can't squeak your shoes on grass. OR CAN YOU???
Dani: "I'm looking forward to that match. I have nothing to lose, no pressure on me. She's the one that's expected to win and I'm just going to try and improve my game again for tomorrow."
Ana: "It's going to be a good test tomorrow. Daniela's has played extremely well the last couple of months. We had a tough match at Fed Cup and I noticed improvements in her game already then. I think she's the favorite, she's been playing really good lately. So I'm just going to go out there and enjoy it."
When told Dani said she was the favorite, Ana smiled "It's always like that, no?" HEEEEEEE.
GAME ON, PRETTY GIRLS.