This has become one of my favourite series of pictures for this year's tennis happenings. Incredible champions, good set of winners and great role models for people.
Notice how they were sitting beside each other during the exhibition, but not only that, both are just having such a good time laughing and enjoying themselves during that event! Look at Roger laugh away!
..."It's still hard to describe everything," she said with a smile yesterday afternoon in an empty players lounge. "Just this morning I woke up and said, 'I won a Grand Slam.' Then you look around and your room is a mess and you have to pack to go home."
Life goes on for the refreshingly unassuming Clijsters, even after she collected $2.2 million - $1.1 million for the Open title and a $1.1 million bonus for having won the United States Open Series of hardcourt events leading up to this tournament.
Her ranking is projected to move up to No. 3 today, but it had plummeted to No. 134 in March after she had returned from the left wrist injury that kept her out eight months in the past year. Another title or two and Clijsters could return to No. 1 for the first time since August 2003.
"I've been there," she said. "Obviously at the time it was a big thing because I was No. 1 without winning a Grand Slam. If it would happen again it would be great. If not, everything that I have achieved so far no one can take away from me anymore."
Now she no longer has to answer the question she dislikes most, "Are you too nice to win a Slam?"
Her response was quick yesterday: "Look at Roger Federer, he's the nicest guy on the Tour."
On her way out, Clijsters received a congratulatory hug from Federer in the players lounge.....