They are playing on that nasty red clay. Everyone is getting splattered from head to foot, but the warriors battle on.
A few of the younger up and coming players are already out, but Andre Agassi continues to dominate for the Americans.
Yesterday he won a thrilling match over a great Croatian player, Mario Ancic, in a very tough 5-setter. Andre was down two sets and somehow pulled himself together and started playing with more focus. The score was: 5-7, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-5. It's the fifth time in his career that he's come back after being that far behind. His strength lies in not giving up.
At 33 he is one of the oldest players on the Tour, but seems to be so fit that his retirement seems far away. I hope so, as he is my favorite player.
The women are led by Serena Williams. Her sister, Venus has been sidelined by an injury and has not been as impressive as she once was. There are some great young players like Megan Shaugnessy and Ashley Harkleroad.