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At the 9th St Park

Morning yoga at the 9th Street Park in Benicia, CA.  More here and here.

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Something old in CA?

Morning yoga at the 9th Street Park in Benicia, CA.  More here and here.

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Yoga at 9th St Park

Benicia, CA. Something old?

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Yoga @ Lobos

Point Lobos

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Yoga

At the Lovers Point.

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Season 2015-6

First week of the 30-week long winter season.
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Cultural gap

Pains, in sports. Google 林书豪球场上被打 (Jeremy Lin was beaten on the court) in YouTube, the two top two videos are:

  1. 球迷製作影片為林書豪打抱不平, (Fans of Jeremy Lin make video to fight for justice) 6:30 long, made 5 months ago. Montage of
  2. 血戰勝騎士 豪迷心疼 (winning the bloody battle over Knights, Lin’s fans are distressed) 2:14 long, made 3 years ago. A game between NY Knicks and Knights

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2015 US Open

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Women’s doubles final

Espn broadcast a few doubles matches – thanks and way to go. Martina Hingis and Sania Miraz beat C. Dellacqua and Y. Shvedova 6-3 and 6-3, collecting $570,000.

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Wondering how or what do the doubles players do with a single trophy? Your home one month or year and mine?

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Steffi, Monica and Serena

Having watched the sisters’ terrific match last night, at the net they embraced tightly. I was tearing up. They faced each other in the US Open five times, grand slams 13 times and 27 times in total over their career so far.

My gut feel is, this moment would not happy too often in the future.

The talk of grand slam, which means winning all four slams in the same calendar year is filling the air. On the eve of Serena’s much anticipated win at the US Open this Saturday, a comparison to Steffi Graf, the woman who last accomplished this in 1988 is due.

I was a Graf fan and, I’m still is one now. I loved her single hand backhand. Her quietness. Her shyness. Graf was the last woman who collected all four grand slam trophies in the same year. And more. Because of the 1988 Summer Olympics @ Seoul, South Korea. She won the gold medal too, hence the Golden Slam. To repeat this, it’s nearly impossible.

Talking about Graf’s achievement without mentioning Monica Seles is, just simply not fair. All three top players have some issues. This google sheet shows the three most recent dominate female players

  • 1993.04.30 Monica was stabbed by a Graf’s fan.
    • Graf who had won 11, went on to win another 11, without Seles, her main rival.
    • Seles who had won 8 before the stabbing, only won one more in 1996 in Australia.
  • Serena’s US Open controversies
    • 2004 quarterfinal match against Jennifer Capriati,
    • 2009 semifinal against Kim Clijsters
    • 2011 final against Samantha Stosur

I’ve no doubt, Serena would have won more without these controversies.

Graf lucked out.

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