Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Family Circle Cup, day 3--in and around the grounds

Alexa Glatch and Varvara Lepchenko are interviewed on the great lawn

A staff member uses an olgasavchuk to prepare the clay court

Richard Williams and his fiance spent some time at the night match, watching Caroline Wozniacki. During his daughter's second round match, however, Williams paced the area right outside the stadium, smoking one cigarette after the other, despite the fact that smoking is prohibited.

Murphy Jensen interviewed Alexa Glatch and Varvara Lepchenko during Happy Hour. I asked Glatch if she had seen the great column Steve Tignor had written about her, and she didn't even know he had writtten it.

Tennis outfit of the day: Victoriya Kutuzova, in the perfect Wimbledon dress, though it looked pretty good in Charleston, too. The slant-shouldered white dress had a fitted bodice with sheered sides, and a three-tiered ruffled skirt. This may sound over the top, but on Kutuzova, it looked just right.

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