While my first day at the USO was all about men's matches, the second one had much more women in it.
After that I caught about a set of David Ferrer-Igor Andreev. I wasn't exactly sure how Ferrer lost the first set, since in the part of the match that I saw, he clearly was the better player, while Andreev was spraying errors all around.
"Nerds love apple pie"The practice session was prolific for fans - Verdasco, Roddick (before the practice, which is unusual! But he had a birthday), Del Potro, Fish, Soderling all came to sign autographs while I was there. Roddick was practicing with Somdev Devvarman, Gasquet with Monaco, and some other people on the courts were Stosur, Petrova, Cibulkova and Murray.
get a picture, as well (though the timing was a bit off).
The next match, which I saw from start to finish, was Shahar Peer vs. Sania Mirza. Shahar never beat Sania before that day in main draw matches, so the official head-to-head was 0-4. This match started out very close, going to a first set tibreak, which Mirza won. After that, however, Shahar was much more focused, and managed to win the second set, after which Mirza was visibly tired, and made too many errors to give Shahar some breaks and the match.
I didn't intend to see the night session that day, so I sold those tickets in the morning. With my plan for the day fulfilled, I wandered around the grounds some more, encountering some very tall people ;)
At the end of the day, I watched the last game of Na Li in the US Open (lost to Simona Halep in 2 sets), and a few games of Jams Blake vs. Jesse Huta Galung, and then headed back to the city.
Quarterfinals are starting in a few minutes, so stay tuned for more posts tomorrow!