Third Final

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 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.





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