Photo: The Bondarenko sisters on the practice court. That’s Alyona giving me a look. (She smiled at me later so we were cool for sure.) Kateryna‘s digging for water.
Pretty slow day today, but I happened to get a good look at some young talent (the U.S. Open Juniors tournament started yesterday):
Polona Hercog — this Slovenian is a big and powerful all-court player; hits the ball deep.
CoCo Vandeweghe — a highly-regarded young junior out of Southern California.
Jessica Moore — the Australian has a small build but a big game. (She took out third seed Madison Brengle in the first round of the juniors tourney; she lost to Lucie Safarova in the first round of the main draw.)
Ksenia Pervak — the fifth seed is great, but needs to learn how to finish matches (she gave up three games in the second set to a much less developed girl).