schiavone won!

am i a bit slow or is that Schiavone’s girlfriend in her box?  jetblue provided live sports among other things for entertainment, so instead of sleeping, i spent 1/2 the time of my overnight flight watching this record-setting (in length) match between Schiavone and Kuznetsova:

joined the match at 10-10 in 3rd set, just when Schiavone was being tended by her trainer and nicely put her palm on the trainer’s cheek as they exchanged tender + soft smiles.  you can watch the rest in speed-up mode in clip above.  feel sad for Kuznetsova… but i now like Schiavone very much 😀 . need to hunt down the clip of her french 2010 final match at some point…

apartment search is going slow, but i managed to sort out my musical schedule until june 2011 (on the right panel).  highlights include the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes.  all performances are at the NEC, which is another reason to find an apartment with easy access to this absolutely fabulous school.