There’s tennis tomorrow! Not even exhibitions, but the real deal, with ranking points and everything! New season! Exciting! And I’m gonna be there. I am going to clap so many times.
Hope everyone had a good time these last few days, I know I did. The draw for the ASB Classic was made on Saturday, and it looks pretty straightforward. No blockbuster first round matches, so here’s hoping the upsets are kept to a minimum and we can see some of the top players go at it in the later rounds.
The draw did offer one big surprise as two New Zealand wildcards are going to face off in the first round, which doesn’t happen very often. The 153-ranked Marina Erakovic will be taking on the 386-ranked Ellen Barry. You have to like Erakovic’s chances, but Barry has got to be pretty pleased with the match up as well. That match isn’t on the card for tomorrow, but I would be very surprised if it wasn’t on centre court on Tuesday.
So what is happening tomorrow? Seeds Tamira Paszek, Katarina Srebotnik, and Anabel Medina Garrigues will all be in action, as will the woman everybody wants to see, Lindsay Davenport. And the Kiwi girls will be playing some doubles as well. It should be a fun first day, and when it’s over I’ll do my very best to get a post up all about it.
Oh, tomorrow is also this little day called New Year’s Eve if anybody’s interested in that kind of thing. I think I have a party to go to so it’s going to be a busy day. I hope everybody reading enjoys welcoming in the New Year, go nuts.
Here’s a picture of Katarina Srebotnik, who I’ve always called “Doctor Srebotnik” ever since I first saw her name. She’s great, and I hope somebody gets that reference. The Doctor will be taking on Anastasia Rodionova tomorrow, I’m looking forward to that one.