I played Hildegarde Bruggraber from Austria today and won 60 62. I played pretty well and it was a quick match. It’s another hot day so it’s just as well. I warmed up with Tony from Australia today…he unfortunately lost a tough singles…but has doubles.
I watched Fred Drilling play a solid match to dispatch Bodo Nitsche of Germany in the quarters, and I think he plays Petr Pokorny tomorrow. He was just starting to play doubles when I left, with the same partner with whom he won the European Championships last week.
Toni Novack and I probably play doubles tomorrow…times and dates are never announced till about 7pm the night before play. We are in the 45s…they combined 45, 50 & 55 into one draw of 8 teams…we were the only 55 team so I would have thought they would have put us in with the 60s. We aren’t seeded, since it’s 45s (our points get discounted too much for a seed), but we’ll have to see how it goes.
I caught up with Petro Kruger (and found out it’s Petro, not Petra!) who is into her third final in as many weeks. There were upsets in the 65s..it was a small but potent draw. Petro plays Michele Bichon from France..Michele beat Carol Campling yesterday 60 61 in the first round. Heide Orth is rolling in the 70s.
I think I will play the singles final tomorrow. My opponents didn’t start play till an hour ago. I was going to watch, but ended up working on USTA projects.
I forgot the photo today, but will try to take one tomorrow with Hildegarde. If I play Julia Smutny in the final I know I will be reminded to take a photo, she likes them of herself.
Update: I play Smutny in the final, she won easily today. The final is not tomorrow but we have doubles late in the afternoon.
Great to hear of your easy win and good luck next round. rita