Nuggety battler Sam Stosur at the opposite end?
A swirling wind?
A French Open crowd peeved by her not doing on-court interviews in each of her last two matches?
That was a potentially nasty little match, skilfully enough defused by Maria Sharapova. I think we can expect at least another appearance in the last four for the Russian.
That is us for today. See you tomorrow for Andy Murray v Nick Kyrgios and a host of other delights.