From high up in the stands the sun was shining. Players followed one another in the quarter-finals of the great tournament. The thin layer of crushed brick gave the clay court this inimitable colour. The stadium was full and the crowd was whispering. In the heat the players formed one body with the earth. A force both raw and light like a dance step. Clay giants springing up from the ground to win to huge applause after much effort.
January 9, 2016