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Got my park pass today, $34 for three years, and did 1250 yard in the pool.

Wimbledon is coming to an end. Looking at the players who are still standing, four of them have won 76 grand slam singles since 1995, over their long career. The longevity, Serena is on the pro tour for 24 years, is almost unheard of, which leaves very little for the rest of the players, male and female. Many slam-less  players would have won, but because of the four, they’re likely to retire without wining at least one grand slam title.

Roberto Bautista Agut never wins a slam but his prize money is $10 million as of now. So he’s doing more than ok. In comparison, Roger won $124 million and Serena $88 million, in spite of her three slam titles more than Roger.

  1. Serena Williams: 23 37: 1981.9.26; turned pro in 1995, first win 1999F
  2. Roger Federer: 20 37: 1981.8.8; 1998, 2003W
  3. Rafael Nadal: 18 33: 1986.6.03; 2001, 2005F
  4. Novak Djokovic: 15 32: 1987.5.22; 2003, 2008A
  5. Simone Halep: 1 27: 1991.9.27; 2006, 2018F
  6. Roberto Bautista Agut: 0 31 1988.4.14

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Two winners of Day 7

Serena and Zhang Shuai are the winners of the day. Unfortunately Coco Gauff and Plišková all lost. I’m very happy for Zhang …

张帅的第二春 [愉快]. 几年前安安静静的小姑娘吵着要退休
然后 … 就一直小打小闹的赢 [偷笑]
下个quarter final 1/4 对手是吼婆狮子头 Halep
希望帅姑杀她鸡毛一地 哈 [呲牙]

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Serena and the boys

Serena and Andy Murray played mixed doubles today (day 6, first round) and won 6-4 n 6-1 over Alexa Guarachi and Andreas Mies. For reasons – perhaps men’s singles take precedent over everything else, espn didn’t broadcast this. But they cover it on their espn+ channel that charges $4.99.  And you’ve to watch it on online – my cable network doesn’t carry it.


Talking about mixed doubles. Serena is being proposition a lot lately: still remember Dominic Thiem dude? He was out in the first round by Sam Querrey in four sets. During French Open, he was asked to leave the press room (or move to another room to make room for Serena) … so he ranted on Serena. But it was the doing of the French Open officials. Serena didn’t even know … so the Austria dude apologized to Serena by offering to play mixed doubles with her.

Something sounds very funny.

Because he has not yet prove himself a worthy player while Serena has won 23 slams as of now. Does this picture look funny and …. ??

I kind of like Thiem because his single hand back hand and quiet. But now, I think he’s a nut case. Get real dude. Serena is just too good for you, seriously.

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Coco Gauff – Day 5 @ Wimbledon

Yesterday afternoon I watched her match against Polona Hercog. Doesn’t Coco look like Degas’ Ballerina? Anyway, she was down 2-5 and faced a couple of match points. … She advanced to the sweet 16, will play Simone Halep on Monday: BEAT her Coco, get ride the screamer!!!

She trains with Serena’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou in Nice and is part of his Champ’Seed foundation.


Today is humid and hot, which makes us feeling tired very quickly. But we soldered on till noon. I played four sets: 1-3 with a couple of double faults.


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The fines in tennis

Recently, the grand slams have been handing out fines …

  • Wimbledon 2019: Bernard Tomic fined £45,000 for not meeting ‘professional standards’ BBC. (Here he was bored in 2017.)
  • Anna Tatishvili’s £41,000 fine following a 6-0 6-1 French Open

What else in the game? Sloane Stephens seems to disagree.

Oh the sneakers -:). A few years ago, I bought four pairs of the same sneakers: two white and two grey. I won’t do it again. Today by accident I found the fourth pair…    


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A ping pong match point

An awesome ending to a first round match on day 2 at Wimbledon.

Serena is playing the 31 years old Italian Giulia Gatto-Monticone (1987). And on the match point, they played as if in a ping pong game.

The commentators talk about the longest matches @ Wimbledon in the past. It doesn’t seem to be fun for all: not to the spectators, not to the players and not to the organizers – it certainly mess up their schedule. The English is kind of stubborn people who wants to hold on to tradition but at what cost? And how did they even to have the industrial revolution in the first place?


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4 bags

1-2, very close.

Yesterday FT published an interview of Roger Federer, on his plane to a tourney to Madrid – You cannot be alone at the top. Well written.

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A new sport: change names

another all blue day, even the new guy wears blue. Last week I forgot socks … the photo on the lower left was a week ago and the right is after playing today.


话说现在流行改名 … 还蔚然成风 (王安石叫Vans, 朱棣是Judy)
俺第一次被’改名’是1979 去香港
二夜一天的那种火车 六个铺. 有一家香港人 爸妈儿女
爸妈特别好 鸡同鸭讲跟俺聊天 讲不通还可以写嘛 …
妈妈说 “哦 … 你是阿Ying …” 广东话的ning 是ying
我: “不是不是 俺是小Ning …”
妈: “是呀 我知道 Ying 嘛 … 那就是阿Ying了…”
俺刚刚还挺高兴的因为她赞俺漂亮 😊 现在俺怎么又变成了 … 乡下妹了? 哈哈哈.

中国南方 北方的语言差距

40年过去了 阅历多了 信心也增加了. 俺真的不再介意别人怎么叫俺了 Whatever you desire

纽约New York 的约 York 是为个英国的约克公爵而命名 – 此公就是后来的英王 詹姆斯二世. 美国到处都是欧洲地区的名字 巴黎了 日内瓦了 琳琅满目 举不胜举. 要是改名的话 大概得麻烦一阵了- 除非吃饱了撑的 …

由此想起昨天的新的小鲜肉 和旧的小鲜肉们. 他们都比俺打的好 但是俺每次赢 (99%归功于俺的不幸搭档) 或者打个漂亮的球 他们都会赞几句 我想这是信心所在吧?

由此自然想起一个羽毛球🏸️先生. 技术很好有一次就是我们两… 结果我发球他扣死 再发 再扣 … 他发 俺回 又被扣死… 俺一直在捡球. 五分钟后俺就走了. 他也没有得打 … 我直觉的想 “我们都知道你打的好… 至于这么没有信心吗?” 其实有时碰上弱对手, 迁就着打应该是个不错的方法. 比如可以练习一下单反 …

自觉自己是个运动员 … 但是还是觉得跟不上 赶不上 一浪接一浪的运动.

不八了 刚刚收到一个非常难查的资料
干杯去 🍻

请包涵错别字 乡下大妈 阿Ying

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Anisimova and Thiem

At 2019 French Open, I saw Amanda Anisimova who played her first match on day 3 and won over Harmony Tan, a French Chinese who was born in Paris.

Anisimova also took out Simona Halep in the Quarter on Thursday (2 n 4) but lost to Barty in the semi (7, 3 n 3) – the first set she came back from 0-5 to win it in tiebreak 7 to 4.


Dominic Thiem of Austria who plays with single hand backhand, lost final to Nadal, the second year in a row. The first two sets were exciting but the last two were a given. 

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Court Simonne Mathieu

Roland Garros has a glassy new court: Simonne-Mathieu – instantly my fave.


… and the little village & greenies


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