If Andre is still around the second week, what a great thing that will be to watch.
They`re back -- kind of. They do more with less match play than anyone I can think of. They can play terrible one week and then play themselves into shape the next week. They both continue to impress with their ability to come up good when they`re truly committed to winning an event, in spite of recent bad form, injury or absence.
You Write Better Than You Play. He`s a man who finishes his outfits -- and who can wear purple.
Hey, Maria wants it. She`s starting to learn to move better and cut off angles and things like that. I`m a big believer in Maria. I think she`s very hungry.
She could have gone away.
Andre did something so many professional athletes never do. He grew up. He became a grown-up. It`s been fun to watch, because we all saw him as the young guy, dripping with talent and earrings, and then through his slump and the love affairs. This is his 20th Open, and he is still the biggest draw without question.
We just spitball this. It`s insane.
I think the generational differences and that fact that I was a woman doing a lot of men`s tennis matches with those two kind of worked. We all brought different points of view. We all pronounced the players` names a different way so it sounded like there were 14 people on the court when we were together. Fred would say it one way and Cliffy would correct Fred and I`d correct Cliff. I think we did produce a nice sound. There was genuine warmth there. It was just a wonderful time.
Who knows? There`s just no way to tell with the Williams sisters. Venus played a terrible match at the French, and a few weeks later she has an incredible run and wins Wimbledon. Both Williams sisters are good hard-court players, so anything is possible.
It`s no fun watching her play at this level, is it?