Monthly Archives: June 2010

Centre Court day

We started off with a mixed doubles at Court 18 at Wimbledon: Marcelo Melo n Rennae Stubbs vs Danie3l Nestor n Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Nestor topped the Bryan Brothers in mens doubles this year at Wimbledon. We then migrated to the … Continue reading

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Vs Long Island

We stayed at Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Airport Hotel that I booked through Hotwire.com. Pretty good. The lobby is cozy and intimate. The swimming pool is small but ok. It’s about 10 minutes drive to the courts. Albany is … Continue reading

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Pretty women

There were many groups of people at the London Eye by the Thames: the street performers, musicians, artists, families, sun bathers, joggers, walkers, vendors .. oh, us the tourists too. Then I spotted those pretty girls who seemed to stand … Continue reading

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Acer

The little tree John Isner is battling Mahut in the 5th set and has dished out 46 aces vs the French’s 38. It seems both capable of big serve but very little everything else, the match becomes boring. ESPN heard … Continue reading

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Change of Heart

Dad changed a lot. I meant a LOT. Lately he’s been nagging me to go to Suzhou. “You should go, check it out. That’s where Nainai’s from. Ask Jiujiu, he must know where she lived or .. ” The first … Continue reading

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Summary of Queens team 7.0 season

The league made me a better player. Not that no one has ever mentioned to lob, to play on the deuce court, to serve down the middle and practice more forehand. But it seems I suddenly realized that I need … Continue reading

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The umbrella coach

First time seeing a tennis coach seeking shade – 在下头发长见识短, 别见怪

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The Woman in Red

First thing first. Our first match at the Sectionals vs Southern. My partner Sean at coin toss ceremony. I floated into the court feeling like a million buck light and happy but soon were sent off the court on our … Continue reading

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Season standing

Kai and Anna had the most wins: 13 matches each. They had the perfect score till the Metro playoffs and were the only team that played together throughout. The only two matches lost were occurred at the Sectional playoffs. Wah … Continue reading

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The League

The Championship is very much a family affair, meeting old friends/foes. ~ One night at Ikea, a plump middle aged lady was asking one of the store clerks in her heavy Hispanic accent if the shipping was free. The tall … Continue reading

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Eritrea

Eritrea?! If you can come up with the answer in first 10 seconds, consider you’re invited to my dinner next weekend. Funny yesterday my book club was debating where our next field trip would be – the club has trim … Continue reading

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Wheelchair tennis at NTC II

Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair tennis tournament at National Tennis Center, June 11, 2010

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Wheelchair tennis at NTC

The 2010 Jana Hunsaker Memorial was held last week, June 10-13 at USTA. They had about 54 players competing for US$10,000. Men’s singles champ would take home $1,760 while the Lady’s $1,000. The top 4 gentlemen singles players are 1. … Continue reading

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Stephen Welch at NTC

At Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair tennis tournament at National Tennis Center, June 11, 2010

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NJ

Our last match on Sunday was again being played indoor at Tri-City. Nadal was demolishing Robin Söderling 6–4, 6–2, 6–4 in Paris. Our opponent was from the other side of the Hudson River, New Jersey. Their team consisted Chinese too. … Continue reading

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Buffalo

After the rain and drama, our second match of the day against Buffalo/Western was played out door as scheduled. Weather turned out to be nice again. Competitive matches with very friendly atmosphere – the way this game should be played. … Continue reading

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Do You Take This Immigrant?

Unfortunately Golfer said yes couple of decades earlier, see what’s happening to him now .. ha ha ha .. Ok, seriously we’ve walked the same nine-yard: an interview at Federal Plaza in downtown New York that required us to bring … Continue reading

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American women in Kabul

War Insight, Beyond ‘Bang-Bang’ – Carol Dysinger‘s film Camp Victory, Afghanistan. Carol is a film professor at New York University who went to Kabul en route Dubai in 2005. Another woman facing midlife crisis was saved by Kabul? On the … Continue reading

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