I won my final, beating the 2 time defending champion from Austria 60 60…Anita Hagner. The prize was 6 days room and board for the tournament next year. We are also in the mixed semis, got a default in the round of 16 and won the quarters over a Serbian pair 92. I think we will play one or 2 matches tomorrow…our semifinal opponents indicated they might not play. Then on to Vienna.
The weather was fantastic again today and the referee mellower as the tournament winds down.
There were chairs for the final…they called all the lines but not any foot faults, the head referee said it was too hard to do that for seniors who had been foot faulting for 40 years and the foot faults didn’t gain them any advantage anyway, and only a few matches are umpired so changing the rules for the final wouldn’t work..then he described some of the blatant foot faults he’d observed during the tournament. It’s definitely a more mellow type of tournament, the bar gets a workout here for sure.