2018 US Open

 

What a tourney – Serena’s being robbed again!

It’s the 50th celebraton. They go all out. New courts (less open space!), additions (some are for the players), renavations, and uppened price – going sky high: $71 for a ground pass ($120 2nd weekend). I think it used to be, like, $20. The agent who handles their ticket is charging hefty service fees: $22.77 on a $138 Ash day time ticket, 16.5%.
The controversy: when a girl player takes off her top.

I sat but somehow walked 11,742 steps 4.5 miles!

Louis Armstrong, the original center court which was free, now added a top section which is too steep, which is free but the bottom is fee based.  Part of the free part has sections that are for subcribers (whatever it means). It has a roof.

Grandstand, is partially free, more relaxed and ‘spreadout’ as oppose to steep.

Court 17 is my fave since day one.

The Globe (Unisphere) seems to be get nicer year after year.

The American Express Center is better than last year, same design but feel solider. The Dean & Deluca is again, taking up a residence.

The outfits: I usually take the goers (2017, ) but this time, I switch to players. And orange seems to be the color.

Venue Williams beat Italian Camila Giorgi 6-4 and 7-5. So far, I rate Giorgi’s outfit the best. As outfit goes, there is an episode regarding the French player Alizé Cornet’s chaning on court.

The big story is, the Williams sisters will play against each other, for the 20th time, on Day 5 evening at 7 pm, unfortunately only the 3rd round. Oh my. I couldn’t wait. I watched them play QF in 2015, what a treat!

Mr. Federer’s outfit (not the best … ); the fitness of the players – the shape of water -:)

The second week, Day 9: the doubles (women’s) and juniors (Kingsley & Wang Xiyu 王曦雨) are out on n force. A woman in love with Melo. The sisters have their men.

     

An opening … Keys wears it the best.

     

Orange is a popular color

   

The 18 years old Claire Liu 刘婧文 of Thousand Oaks, California, is a new face, has just lost to A. Sevastova.

 

John Isner changed his shirt to win over Jarry (his top is similar to Jack Sock).

  

This outfit is pretty popular too

 

and the errrhhh … what are those?? Stan Wawrinka gets the trophy all the time for wearing PJs … Raonic: don’t you like my shirt?  Double billing – mistakes or what?

 

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