Good morning out there!
Friday was a fun day here in Istanbul as I ventured to the Grand Bazaar in town before watching the matches in the evening. I can honestly say I have never seen anything that comes remotely close to the Grand Bazaar. Almost a quarter of a million people go through it every single day and the energy of the place is simply amazing. It took me a little while to begin the haggling but then it was on in earnest. To all the sellers I am always their “friend” and I was always getting the best deal possible, which always got 3 or 4 times better when it was all said and done. I posted quite of pictures of it on the website with the link below.
The tennis is getting better the deeper we get into the tournament and I was very impressed with Petra Kvitova last night with her three set victory over Angelique Kerber. Kvitova is a fantastic competitor, has a great lefty game and can crush the ball from anywhere on the court. I don’t know if it’s the fact she is a lefty or what but she is my favorite of the tournament so far. That does not mean she is the favorite because Serena Williams is from another planet this year. But when Serena fades a little I can definitely see as a potential new number one player in the world in Kvitova (she has been as high as #2).
Here’s the links to my story on the WTA website from the Kvitova v Kerber match and some pics from the Grand Bazaar.
WTATennis Website – Kvitova v Kerber
Looking forward to the semi finals this afternoon!
Cheers from sunny Istanbul.