So I was there last night (Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008) at the East West Bank Classic here in LA. Kudryavtseva vs. Cibulkova was the last match on stadium court. Why this match was chosen for the stadium court over some of the more intriguing match-ups on the outer courts earlier in the day is beyond me. One thing is for certain, whoever is running the L.A. event doesnít know what theyíre doing Ė AT ALL! Last night the crowd was very sparse, there were only a few vendor booths unlike years past,
In April, I went to the doctor.
The doctor looked at my chart and said I needed to update my data. So he made an appointment for me, with a medical lab, and the following week I was off to the lab. Cost: $79.00 office visit.
No one mentioned fasting - not the doctor, not the lab. So had to reschedule my appointment since I had coffee that mornig.
Two days later, back to the lab, get the tests. Cost: $100.00
A week later back to the
I had another good tournament last weekend. I played another 3.5 in Vancouver, WA. My arm felt a lot better this time. I think I will be able to serve normally very soon. It's SO exciting.
My first match was really low quality. I was exhausted after last weekend, and hadn't hit a ball in five days. I used the first match as a warm up, basically, and was owned 2 and 1. My serve was all over the place. The guy I played said after the match that my groundstrokes were really impressive,
Part 1 of this blog can be found HERE!
First up on centre court were Albert Montanes and Jose Acasuso. For Acasuso, ranked as high as 20 in 2006, it was thought to be a chance for revenge as Montanes had beaten him in straight sets just a week ago.
No sooner had the announcer introduced both players than light drizzle started to fall. Montanes, regularly spurred on by his trainer (the guy was sitting next to me) looked sharp and ready to play.
For a small country, the Netherlands has a very interesting and diverse set of tournaments on the ATP, WTA and ITF calendars. All surfaces are represented and in December itís of only three countries to host a Year End Championship: The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters.
Over the next year I hope to visit every single tournament we have Ė this includes Challengers and Futures. Iím not sure thatís a manageable goal, but itís definitely something worth trying. Each stop along the way