Wild winds

Lost 3, 2 and 4. Couldn’t sleep for the whole night. A good execuse? Whatever. A great day for tennis, except the wind. While waiting for the 3rd set, I came up on this pretty lotus pond

What a terrible final @ US Open!

   

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The sisters and their men

The Williams sisters at this year’s Open, her husband, her boyfriend (wearing a Harvard Law t shirt) and their family.

And their father Richard, not in the player’s box but being mentioned often. Nike runs a commercial showing Richard teaching Serena when she was a little girl, by saying, “… you’re in US Open …” And the commentators are hipping praise on him like never before – at least I didn’t hear. This comes as a little surprise, although I think Richard is very deserving.

A rare audience with Richard Williams on youtube from 2015.

 

 

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Marcelo Melo

Men’s doubles at the Grandstand on Day 9 at the Open. After sitting down I moved to another section bed there is this woman non stop calling “Marcelo”. It’s very annoying.

Now sitting at an angle, I could see her well. Is this a woman in love, or what? She doesn’t look like his mother.

 

 

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Boys Cannon Kingsley

2018 US Open, the juniors come out in the 2nd week. Kingsley is from Long Island, won in three sets (in action), after a heat suspension.

Juniors tennis are full of errors, which make me think more and are more relatable. X Wang

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Women’s doubles @ Louis

The second week at the US Open. Visibly quieter but just as hot, that some juniors’ matches are suspended due to the heat. The major leaguers are playing as usual.

 

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Wang Xiyu 王曦雨

The teen from Hangzhou has won the junior girls’ title @ US Open. I watched her doubles match on Tuesday and wasn’t impressed, probably I’m not used to watch juniors, got spoiled by the pro circuits. During the match, both girls went to their coaches.

王曦雨勇夺美网青少年组冠军

 

 

 

 

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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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The shape of water

I watched a little Dominika Navara Cibulková defeating Angie Kerber in 3 sets @ the Open.

Cibulkova was born in 1989, 5’3″ (1.60m) who turned pro in 2004 and has made $12,939,681 in prize money as of today. For an athlete, not everyone is fit, their mid section can be slimer … Funny today during the 5th set, I joked, “Will I loooose my fat belly after this?” ha ha ha. We’re all human.

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Roger Federer

Defeated the crazy Aussie Nick Kyrgios in 3 sets @ the Open, advancing to Round of 16. His outfit, white top looks much better than the same color the other day, made him looking like a beet.

What’s the matter with Kyrgios? Be goofy after you win a slam or two.

  

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