Let's just get this out of the way first, shall we?
Everything went almost as expected. Blake over Fish. Bhupathi/Zimonjic over those other guys. Kuznetsova over Szavay...but with an asterisk! Szavay WON the first set, and retired in the second set trailing 0-3. She had been saying for the last few matches that she was exhausted having come through qualifying all the way to the final. Let's hope she has something left for NY. Kuznetsova finally wins a final that she makes an appearance in, but it came with the retirements of her quarter, semi and final round opponents. It says that she is fit, yes, but that was never in doubt. It is her mental fitness that was the question, and I don't think she has been tested or proven anything in this tournament, regardless of 'winning' it.
The big upset came in women's doubles...#1 seeds Black/Huber were defeated by Mirza/Santangelo. Very surprising!
Pilot Pen...a cute little tourny placed in the worst possible place EVER in the schedule.
Now, on to bigger and better things!