After I'd congratulated her I received an email saying that as it was her first singles tournament win she now knew that it was not just Tony (the New Zealand number 1) and I doing all the work in the doubles tournaments we'd won with her as a partner.
My response was immediate and to the point. I'd never suggested it was and...etc etc. Zoe's response was equally immediate and was "It was actually a joke but I knew you'd reply with something like that anyway. You like explaining things with lots of big words and compliments. So thank you."
Bummer. I've got to this age and am completely transparent to a teenager. OK perhaps just to this very special teenager. But nevertheless........ Ah well at least when we are playing as partners I never have to explain what we need each other to do. She just knows. The problem is that when, in singles games we are playing as opponents, she also knows what I'm going to do. Life can be so complicated.