Klosters began today. I had a bye, but all others 60s played. I watched the #2 seed, Nora Blom and #3 seed Encarnacion Gomez Ruiz play and also Bridget Harrer. Nora won easily against a French player. Encarnacion was tested in the second set but prevailed. Bridget started well, going up 41, but then her opponent began to move better and Bridget fell 75 and went down 40, rallied to 4-4 and was edged 64. I play Bridget tomorrow and the other player on Wednesday. The score cards here are interesting, kind of like a abacus, one ball for set on the top row and others for games below them.
After watching, I hit with another American, Michael Beautyman, who is on the USA Britannia Cup team (I asked). We hit and played some sets on the court you see below…not a shabby view from there. .
After finishing up my tennis I got my racquet strung (not an easy task, tennis is NOT big in Klosters) and also ran into the third American, Nick Oursoff, who just arrived fresh from winning the Russian championships. He’s the top seed here in the 75s; Beautyman is the #3 seed in the 65s.
There is a park behind the main part of the club, and a par course. The view from the courts and walking to and from the courts (river) is so pretty it’s distracting!