Dani has been absolutely killin' it here in Birmingham this week. She's into the quarters tomorrow and sometimes I forget how great she is on grass. She's a regular in the Round of 16 and when she's lost deep in the tournament, she's lost to the great ones.
She's carried her form from the last month into Birmingham and has really impressed. Same effortless strokes, good serving, and solid movement. Keep an eye on her.
I asked her how she felt seeing Nails at 29 and Frank at 29, and Kim and Serena win Slams later in their careers. Her face lit up.
“It helps to have the old bodies around and gives me extra motivation to work hard and it just shows that, probably because of the experience and with age you become more aware of what you want to achieve in your career. It's great to see those girls. I'm so happy for them. More than anyone else. Hopefully I can be one of them too."
Crap. There's that "H" word. Hope that works out better for you than it does for me, Nutella.