No I am not from China.I'm intrigued h: Please tell :haha:
Also, I thought you were Chinese
Yes, it was illegal to spectate these matches. Hilarious.So it was illegal to spectate these matches :spit: What the fuck :sobbing: No Nettu-GOAT :sad: What was the gossip h:
Well, I already went there, I ain't leaving without watching enough matches!Thanks for Photos :inlove: I am not surprised Anett made errors, Eto is not only Japanese and old, she is also a scrub h: So sad Anett flopped that BP :lol: :sad:
I didn't think you were going to get back in the centre :lol:
Next up is Petra Martic v. Anna Morgina.
Anyway, I walked towards Court #2, no one stopped me, no security lines anywhere. I inquired the linesman if I can spectate... she said come in fast cause the match is about to start.
Petra Martic serving.
Anna Morgina serving.
Change time... and I was the only spectator sitting in the stand (not counting coaches)
Martic played pretty well the first set, Morgina foot faulted like two or three times?
During the first set break time, I switched and looked back at Court #3 where BFCD Duan Ying Ying is practicing next door with...
They were practicing w/one Taiwanese and two Chinese coach or trainer in the court. I heard lots of gossip but I will not go deep into what they said in the practice court... though I think it's kind of funny that the time they spent on chatting was about 2/3 of the court time usage... only 1/3 of the time is practicing.
Petra had some hiccup in the second set but still closed Anna in ease.
After this match is over, I went out (cause it's too hot) and waited for the next match in Court #2 (Kontaveit v. Eto) in the shades. Then an officer came up to me and asked me if I had badges. I told him: "No, I only have tickets." Then he kicked me out of the venue cause I was not allowed to be in that area. I cannot even re-enter Center Court from the way I came back. I had to leave immediately.
Therefore, there are no close up pictures for AnettSorry to disappoint.
It was originally located in Guangzhou International Tennis Center at Tianhe (heart of the city), it's now located at the Olympic Tennis Center (some rural area by the freeway). The stadium is better at the Olympic Tennis Center (now two mini domes), but the location is not friendly.So could anybody explain all the venue changes?
So this year, they play in the Guangdong Olympic tennis center, originally built in 010 für the Asian games.
But there is also a complex named Guangzhou international Tennis Center, where the tournament used to take place, too.
And last year, they played in a very small and ugly stadium.
Maybe some chinese poster could explain the where, when and why.
Yes it's also funny that the girls directed me where court #2 is, she didn't tell me that it's not open to public. I have to work during weekdays, cannot goWell. What funny is that "open to public" means only including court 1 and center court. They stopped my friend. Take more photos for Petra Martic please. :+1:?:+1:?:+1:?:grinning::grinning::grinning:
It was built for the 2010 Asian Games... so pretty new (right?).This looks like Soviet era construction quality. This center is supposed to be new?