Tossing the coin by octogenarian

Tossing the coin

Today prior to the third round game at US Open 2019 in Louis Armstrong Stadium the coin was tossed. I had seen Taylor Townsend two days ago winning over a player who entering the court had been sure of winning. At the tossing of the coin today I had all of my hopes for Townsend, who is not only a charming tennis player, but also extremely skilled at net play. I was rewarded. She won 7-5 6-2 today.

A big fuss has been made of her net play. I would like to ask, what's the use of the net there, if it is not being used in play. I am sick of today's base line players who are only hitting the ball from a 70-80 foot distance to one another. I miss Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova who came to attack at the net. That was tennis! But it seems that we may get it back in Taylor Townsend who has claimed the net back to the play. :-)
Yes! Tennis is not the same! Why do they seem confused?
August 31st, 2019  
Taylor Townsend’s match with Halep was so exciting! It is wonderful to see the likes of Barty and Townsend playing serve and volley.
September 1st, 2019  
@ladoga365 They are checking whether it was heads or tails, to know who is going to serve first. :)
September 1st, 2019  
@rumpelstiltskin It was, wasn't it? I am really looking forward to some of the oncoming matches.
Hadn't seen Osaka play before. Got to know her last night. Fine person, and I like the strategy of her play.
September 1st, 2019  
@rumpelstiltskin Mmmm ... did you watch today's match?
September 1st, 2019  
I haven't watched any tennis today, but just read that Barty lost. Lots of women players seem to have a losing streak after winning a breakthrough Grand Slam - I hope Barty is back on form for the Australian Open, although the pressure on her will be immense!
September 1st, 2019  
@rumpelstiltskin I didn't like to watch B. play. She plays better than she did today.
I watched Serena who did win, barely each ball, and with a minimum of physical effort. Her movements were slow and languid as if she didn't have any energy left.
I wonder if it is hot in NYC.
September 1st, 2019  
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