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I don't know.
I'm wearing white tennis shorts. I didn't think to bring a bathing suit to San Diego, because I'm a desert kid. I don't do well in the water. But I'll swim to China right now if that's what it takes. In just my tennis shorts I walk out to where Stefanie's standing. She laughs at my swimwear and pretends to be shocked that I'm going commando. I tell her I've done it since winning the French Open that way in June, and I'm never going back.
We talk for the first time about tennis. When I tell her I hate it, she turns to me with a look that says, Of course. Doesn't everybody?
I ask about her conditioning. She mentions that she used to train with Germany's Olympic track team.
What's your best race?
Eight hundred meters.
Whoa. That's a gut check. How fast can you run it?
She smiles shyly.
You don't want to tell me?