my report from the Open:
after going through the tight security i rushed over to Court 11 to cheer on my girl Mary. Suarez and Pierce were tied at 3-3 in the 1st set tiebreak. but just when i got over to the court Mary lost 4 straight points and the set!
i'm such a jinx!lol! i stayed for a few more games to cheer her on. the whole crowd was so supportive of Mary, we all LOVED her!
but after she went down a break i decided i couldn't watch her lose anymore. i wondered around a few of the smaller courts, watched some of Patty Schynder's match, and then i left for Arthur Ashe Stadium.
the Capriati/Mattek match was a real disappointment. i expected the kid to win AT LEAST one game! Cappy didn't even have to play that well, her opponent was hitting a stream of unforced errors. as usual Jenny's serve was horrible, she double faulted 5 times in the 1st set. but her returns were ON FIRE tonite!WOW! and i noticed Stefano and the entire Capriati gang in the player's box all wearing matching red caps! it was so funny!
after Cappy steamrolled Mattek, i rushed over to the Grandstand to check out Juan Carlos Ferrero, who was up 2 sets to love over Wayne Arthurs. but just as i got there his serve was broken and he dropped the 3rd set 6-3!
he regrouped and picked up his serve in the 4th set, and was hitting some amazing passing shots! the crowd was mostly pro-Ferrero, but there were some dedicated Wayne Arthurs fans out there cheering him on. and Arthur's serve was smoking tonight, blasting it into the 130's at times. but when the Mosquito clinched the match with a crosscourt passing shot, the crowd went wild and was on their feet! so after taking about another thousand pics of Juanqui, i ran back over to Arthur Ashe Stadium to see Andy Roddick destroy Verkerk of Holland in straight sets.
i got plenty of pics too, hopefully i can download them onto the Net soon.
and Mary looked really cute tonight, i liked her black tennis dress!