Saturday, May 19, 2007

When in Rome...

It was hard to turn down seats like this.

So, I get into Rome very late Thursday night and head to work Friday morning. A colleague has arranged tickets for us for Friday night at the women's quarter finals of the Internazionali BNL D'Italia tennis tournament. On the bill was 14th ranked Slovak Daniela Hantuchova v. Medina Guarriges of Spain, ranked 31. I'd never been to a professional tennis match before, so it sounded pretty cool. The seats were front row, at the net. Best seats in the house.

Hantuchova ended up winning the match, 7-6 (8), 7-5, but she shouldn't have. This girl made so many unforced errors she should have been trounced. The match seemed sloppy at times because neither player seemed able to put a first serve into play, but when it really mattered, Hantuchova was able to get the point and I guess that's what makes a winner.

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