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I got to the venue early to buy an extra ticket for Stadium 2 cos pretty much all the matches there looked good.

With Sharapova's w/o there was not much happening in the morning, so I took in some more practices

Radwanska:
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The gorgeous Dulko:
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A little bit of Ferru:
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I was keeping an eye out for Serena and Woz to start so I could make my way to CC. I hadn't seen Woz yet at all, not even practice. And I didn't fancy her chances against Serena so I had to make sure I got to see her now ;)

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She played better than I expected her too, or maybe it looked that way cos Serena was clearly not on her game yet.

After the first set, I moved to Stadium 2 for Dolgopolov and Tsonga and more importantly, a seat in the shade. This was a fun match. A bit of a lull in the third set, but very entertaining. I don't think Tsonga likes playing Dolgo :p

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Now it was time to finally see Delpo play :) Cilic was clearly half asleep in the first set. The second set was much closer. Crowd support was 80% on Delpo's side

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Delpo signing stuff after his win:

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The timing turned out just right so Marc and Marcel started their match against Llodra/Zimonjic as Delpo finished. I sprinted back to the other court, just to get in on the first change over

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I also met up with Kath and Anne again here. M&M were solid, but Marcel especially was brilliant in the second set <3

I tried to get their Match Point. Didn't totally manage it but here is a bit of it nonetheless:



I said goodbye to Kath and Anne since they were leaving Madrid now and returned to Stadium 2 where Ferrer had just won the first set over Almagro.

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Boy, this match was bad for my nerves. Almagro played so good. But then, so did David <3 I'm very relieved David got through it in the end, but it was real fight from both of them.

Simon and Tipsarevic were next up and I was hoping to see if Simon could step it up against Tipsy, so I stayed on. Once it was clear that wasn't gonna happen, I left.

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