Rod Laver Court at Melbourne Park with Pam, Ian and Aryn at night after the Leyton Hewitt match against Paul Goldstein.
Here is the big jumbo screen where all the overflow crowds that don't have tickets to Center Court, or can't fit in the seating from an outer court come to watch the matches as they hear the screams and cheers from the courts around them.
The rain came interrupting play. The roof is slowly closing.
Here it sits -- the Davis Cup. All the Aussies really let you know who has the Cup! I don't think they are going to give it back easily. John McEnroe -- you'd better talk to the American players and get them together to get the cup back!
We are at the second night matches and Ian is given Serena Williams towel after her win over the young Australian Player. (The next night match of Serena's against Sabine Appelmans, Ian was given Serena's towel and this time she signed it!)
The next night Ian get Jennifer Capriati's towel. What are we going to do with all these towels. At least Capriati signed hers.
Taking our seats at Rod Laver Center Court. Notice the funny hats made tennis famous by Ivan Lendel. We are all doing the "SLIP, SLOP, SLAP" of Shirt, Sunscreen and Hats.
Here is Ian with Martina's towel after her match against Justine Henin. Ian was offered $50.00 on the spot for the towel but wouldn't sell it. Ian has been going to bed at night sleeping holding onto Martina's towel.
See photo of us on tram -- Ian is holding up Jennifer Capriati's towel.
Mal Washington is working for ESPN along with Pam Shriver here. Mal was nice enough to spend some time talking about his recent retirement from the tour and his new plans.
Here again -- We go half way across the world to run into Dave Crook at the Australian Open Center Court. Dave is sitting six rows down from us. Doubles anyone? See Melbourne Page
An artist uses chalks to draw Andre and Leyton on the ground next to Nike Shop at the Australian Open.
Ian gets another trophy as Magnus Norman throws Ian his sweat band after the quarter final match.
Arantxa signs autographs after her match. Ian and Aryn have their hats down getting them signed.
Lindsay Davenport consoles a tearful Martina Hingis after Lindsay crushes Martina in the final. A reliable source states before the match Melanie Molitor, mother of Martina, and Martina had a huge (loud) fight ending with Martina throwing her mother out of the locker room. Melanie was so upset with their doubles finals match, she walked out of the stadium. The reason for the fight is still speculation, but enquiring minds do wonder. The fight was huge!
Here is Lindsay Davenport with Ian and Aryn. Linday was nice enough take the time with Ian and Aryn after her tennis victory the day before over Martina Hingis. Lindsay is heading out to airport to catch a United Airlines flight to Tokyo.