September 2, 2007 - The US Open

After the Georgia-Oklahoma State night game, Jill and I get a little sleep and head to Hartsfield the next morning to go to White Plains, New York.

Cool spot for an airstrip.

Westchester County, my 86th airport.

We drop our stuff at the hotel, have dinner at a dive of a pizza joint (great, though!) and head to Flushing Meadows.

We had three different ticket types for three different days. Day 1 (actually night 7 of the event) is at the "biggest court in tennis" - Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The first match we got to see was #1 Justin Henin vs. #15 Dinara Safin (pictured).

Henin serves.

Safin serves.

Henin again.
(They're wearing the same skirt - but Henin has sleeves.)

This is how far up we are...

Henin kills her 6-0, 6-2.

In the break between matches, we look over at the Bammer - Jankovic match on the lower stadium.

This is where we are in Ashe, unzoomed.

Jill's happy ot be here!

And who says we never get pictures of the two of us?!?

Jill calls her mom to discuss the match.

Next match: #3 Novak Djokovic vs. Juan Martin Del Potro (serving).

Late in the patch, we got 'pass downs' to the first few rows. Snazzy.

We got to see the rest of the match up-close!

Djokovic wins 6-1, 6-3, 6-4.

Jill and I head over to Louis Armstrong to see #19 Sybille Bammer (pictured) vs. #3 Jelena Jankovic.

We obviously got good seats.

Wow. High toss.

Jelena serves.

Finally done with the long day including a 40 minute ride back on the #7 train, we get back to our hotel in Times Square.

Tomorrow: more tennis!