I like Aga's game a lot and Peng's two handed shots remind me of Monica Seles (my top fave WTA player ever) - I had a feeling it was going to be a great match.
Yesterday's long day at Hisense and lack of much water while watching the marathon Sveta/Franny match left me dehydrated and the hot sun on Day 8 got my pulse and breathing both racing a bit much and I got very woozy and thought I was going to faint. A bit scary but there are First Aid centres all over Melbourne Park so help is never far away.
Once I got my heart rate back to normal I caught the final games of Aga/Peng Shaui. Poor Peng, she had the upset on her racket and held two match points while serving at 5-4 but Aga broke and ended up winning it 7-5 3-6 7-5.
Tonight's lineup on Margaret Court Arena was sure to also get my heart racing - I was going to watch Pat Rafter! Pat took part in the Legends Doubles and was partnered with the eccentric (okay, crazy) Henri Leconte against a portly Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Wayne Ferreira.
It was just fantastic to see Pat playing tennis, finally. I'd always missed seeing him play when I attended other slams - either he was injured or had lost already and then he retired (sob!). The Legends event is such great atmosphere with lots of crowd interaction. Good fun.
A few gratuitous shots from today...