Sunday, August 2, 2009
In the morning, Libby, Lexi, and Natasha went with Jodie and Kathy to local silk markets in Chennai. They experienced a department store with incense so pungent it was visible in the air. The girls found vibrant tunics and had jasmine flowers put in their hair. In the afternoon, the entire team met at the courts to watch Julie and Yarden compete in their plate semi-final matches.
Julie lost in 4 to Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG) and Yarden lost in 4 to Tamika Saxby (Aus). We watched the girls semi final between number one seed Dipika and Nour El Tayeb. Nour won decisively over Dipika in a four game battle. Led by Jack and Meredeth, the girls trekked through the streets of Chennai and met the parents at an amazing Mediterranean restaurant, Azulia. The highlight of the night was riding in tuk-tuks (Indian taxi cabs)--experiencing the energy of Chennai traffic up close and personal.
Lexi & Olivia