Apparently we should be proud of the fact that our Aussie girls are good enough to be in World Group II. At least we don’t completely suck.
Plus we’ve got Alicia and Casey back in the swing of things, and they’re our girls.
And of course Sammy is there, to give them a talking to when needed.
So we gave Alicia a go, cos that’s what we do. First Rod Laver Arena at Prime Time, then she gets switched from doubles with Stubbsy to a real grown up match.
I didn’t watch the match, but looks like we had some struggles from Our Leesh.
“What was I thinking leaving behind the free facials and spangling sequins for this?”
Leesh did tell Hughesy and Kate one morning before the AO that she prefers playing to commentating. Apparently it’s a breeze – get up and have a coffee instead of going to commentate all day. That might be what she’s thinking right about now.
Our Case didn’t fare too much better.
I’m glad Leesh was there to comfort her.
Don’t get me wrong – I love these girls. They’re our girls, in their Target-wearing, Garnier-slopping, Dancing-with-Stars, AO-video-narrating ways.
But of course Sammy came out, guns blazing, superstar that she is.
Girls, she says, I’ve got this one.
So while Sammy rocked it out on court, Case and Skippy had a look and decided that all is not lost for the Aussies after all.
So the ladies had to try for a doubles match.
Lucky we still have the winning team of Sammy and Stubbsy in the cupboard to pull out when the going gets tough. These girls have won 3 titles as a team and a fair few more with their respective doubles partners so it was a good go from the beginning. They won in straight sets, 6-4 6-2.
We like to pretend we’re good at tennis because for so many years we were. The fact we have a (nearly) top 10 ranked player in Sammy and a huge doubles player in Stubbsy means we got past this one, but what will happen next time?
Come on Aussie, Come On!