Thanks so much, very interesting to read. I was hoping you'd be able to elaborate on the "verbal jabs" in the Williams vs. King-Turner match.
Also, as I'll be living in the area soon, could you tell me if it's at all possible to reach the venue by public transport/walking from the main bus stop in Binghamton? (I'll probably have to learn to accept that that's not possible in the US)
In the first set, King-Turner converted set point on a cheap net cord winner, and a few moments later told the chair umpire that Williams called him a "f***ing pussy" during the change of ends. A couple changeovers later, K-T told the umpire that Williams said something again, and said "it's such poor sportsmanship it's a joke". He was upset that the umpire didn't give Williams a point penalty (he had a ball abuse warning earlier.)
I'm not sure about the bus stop as I've never taken the bus, and I live less than half a block from the tournament. I always just walk over, but I do notice the city bus going by the venue fairly regularly. I'm not sure how close the nearest stop is.
I'll have another article about the semis posted this evening.