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Zhang Shuai v Karolina Pliskova

Zhang played well, had match point … but lost the match in the third. The two advertisers looked bid odd on her top.



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A new toy

I don’t know how accurate this gadget is (I don’t think I could serve 151 km, which is 94 miles per hour), but for the fun of it.

The first set I swung exactly 100 shots. We lost first two sets and won the third.

The weather is nearly perfect. We arrived with a wet floor but quickly it dried up. I’ve a photographer on hand …


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Greens at the Miami Open

Much prefer federer’s green

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Venus vs Serena at Aussie open 2017

Wow … What a treat!

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Federal v Nadal 2008 Wimbledon final

26:04 min of great tennis: roger federal vs nadal

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Lost 4 0 3

After the fall in Macau, I’ve not played tennis for 8 weeks. I still can’t serve since my left upper arm is sore…

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WTA in Zhuhai

Seeing familiar faces in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. WTA Elite Trophy Nov 01 – 06. Petra Kvitova won (Venus Williams won in 2015).

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Stefanie Graf serves as the ambassador (not sure for WTA or the sponsor Huajin Securities), and plays on the Hong Kong Macau Zhuhai Bridge. 中文报道.

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Shanghai Masters

1476403286_img_9082ATP October 8-16, Shanghai, China. Andy Murray took the title, who also won a week earlier in Beijing.

A score of scalpers are at work, some stand miles away from the stadium. 

Again, it rains. Street parking only and is far. My cousin said previously, the tournament/parking contractor provided shuttle bus only to the match. Late in the night when the match was over, the shuttle buses had long disappeared. As it turns out, we walked to our car during the last match – there’s no shuttle bus.

The ticket price is expensive, compare to Beijing: at ¥680 (about US$100) we get upper level seats. The retractable ceiling is pretty. Aussie is promoting its grand slam, putting up the singles championship trophies for the fans – not to touch but to take a photo with. The food at the venue is terrible. Thanks lord we’ve home cooking, at last!

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🇩🇪的 Misha Zverev 领先地包天1局, 记者的大炮筒都对着他.  一路上的黄牛党. 球场好看的天花. Aussie Open 奖品. 6 神马东西呀?(俺还是吃的津津有味[嘘])世界第一出场了 📷

抢七 破点 挑战 … 学了. 这次2地看🎾 最有收获的是强迫 三个从来不看🎾的朋友发小一起来看. 有个立刻着迷的,回家重新看一遍转播 [强]. 亲们 还等什么,赶快上贼船吧 [太阳]
*** 为什么在🇨🇳的外国人也这么粗鲁,碰碰撞撞 … 加三… [猪头] ***

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China Open

Beijing, China, September 25 to October 9. Andy Murray and Agnieska Radwanska won the singles titles respectively.

In spite of rain, on the way there, we see plenty scalpers. Some are miles away from the stadium. The arena is rather empty. The court-box 贵宾包厢 seats (¥500, far more reasonable than the ATP tourney in Shanghai) have many children, some of them are really into the match. Zhang Shuai prevails over American Alison Riske in three sets. We didn’t stay for the second set.

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