Friday, April 17, 2009
Family Circle Cup, day 5--in and around the grounds
The Family Circle Cup had some special musical guests today. The Charleston International Festival of Choirs is in progress, so a couple of the choirs came over to sing the national anthem. The morning anthem was performed by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, and the evening anthem was sung by the Cherokee High School Girls Traveling Choir from New Jersey. They both sounded great; it was a pleasure to hear choral music.
I was walking around the grounds today and saw a familiar figure in front of me. It was Lenka Wienerova, with her gear bag slung over her shoulder and a pair of shoes in her hand. She walked across the lawn and out of sight, and I assume that she is doing some Fed Cup training on Daniel Island.
Murphy Jensen interviewed Caroline Wozniacki on the lawn during Happy Hour today. I heard some of the interivew, which was very long. Wozniacki talked about her first pro tournament (she lost to Patty Schnyder in the first round), her childhood tennis habits, her unusual backhand slice (two hands), and her tennis idols (Hingis and Graf).
Tennis outfit of the day: Elena Dementieva, who looked stunning in orange.