Neither of the top two women’s seeds is on the Centre Court Wednesday; there are, of course, two Portuguese man – and the immortal Marcel Granollers.
This is pretty darn good.
Also – great to see the big smile during a match.
Genie Bouchard had few issues in her European clay-court debut Tuesday in Portugal.
Genie Bouchard and Alisa Kleybanova are the only females to grace the Centre Court today – in that coveted 11 a.m. time slot, of course.
Predominantly menfolk on the Oeiras Centre Court.
My friend Carol Lau, a member of the 45-and-over team that represented Canada at the ITF senior world team championships last week in Florida, got the ultimate photo-bomb shot Sunday in Palm Beach Gardens.
Our little birdie in Oeiras, Portugal, where both Genie Bouchard and Milos Raonic will compete next week, tells us that Bouchard will officially debut a new strength and conditioning coach.
Another week on the dirt begins, in Munich and Portugal.
The Genie and Milos Open begins.
Rafael Nadal remains No. 1 but oh, lookee who’s getting awfully close.
Most of the big guns haven’t begun their clay-court seasons yet. So plenty of opportunities for the rest to pile up some points.