I always get a bit bummed the couple days after a Grand Slam ends. For two weeks straight I had hours on end of awesome tennis to watch (good thing Davis Cup is back in action this weekend), and now football is the only thing I see when I turn on the TV (which, isn’t a bad thing, go Niners, it just isn’t tennis!). Anyway, to recap our US Open picks, my picks were knocked out by the 4th or 5th day of the US Open, while Karly and Jason were the only two playtesters who called the US Open 2013 Champions — and Tiffani was oh, so close with her Gasquet pick! This week, since I don’t have any live tennis to watch today, I decided to bug my fellow playtesters and ask them,
“Who from the WTA or ATP would play doubles with? (We already answered the mixed doubles question, so stay within your gender on this one!)”
Yesterday I played the #1 seed in qualifying to get into the main draw. He is from Australia, is currently ranked about 1000 and is only 17 years old. Though he is young, he has a lot more experience than I do playing international tournaments and he is getting top notch coaching and has hit with the likes of Tipsarevic and Sharapova at the Australian Open.
Though I have been having some issues with my knee and some feet blisters at the moment, I was definitely feeling ready to compete hard. Right off the bat, the umpire told me my shirt’s logo is too big (ITF rule) as well as the one in my bag. The referee comes out and gives me a slight scare, but they let it slide this time. Continue reading →