Dominika got a scare in the first half of the first set before running away from Anabel Garrigues Medina.
Errani gave Mattek-Sands a reason to hit the Big Apple early.
Petra Kvitova did her “Meet the Press” a day later than scheduled. She’s in good spirits and ready for Flushing.
Marion Bartoli waxed about being interviewed on the same stage by the same radio host, Bruce Barber, this time last year when the Earthquake of 0-’11 hit. She knew there was something wrong, but he didn’t and carried on.
Maria Kirilenko revealed that her mother was going to pick up the new Audi gifted by President Medvedeev. The car has her name on the side and a plaque detailing her bronze medal in doubles in London.
Speaking of medals, it’s a nice gesture by tournament officials to put Olympic Silver medalists Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova on Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Wayne Bryan works hard! Not just at improvising on the mic, but by spending hours in the media center writing up introductions on his Toshiba Satellite.
I have great pics of these, but the no-tel internet is pathetic. And I’m not sitting in the bunker of a media center all night. Video of Kirilenko, Pavlyuchenkova, Bartoli, Stephens, Nicole Gibbs, US Open National Playoffs champ Alexandra Mueller and an unnamed exclusive for WTA Today. And a splattering of match video/photos of some of your ATFs. Home is where the big broadband is.