Naomi Osaka won the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships

The last time I watched a tournament live was almost 2 years ago with my best friend Andrew. Time flew and the US Open Tennis champion of this year was born this past week when a 20-year old Naomi Osaka beat the the six-time US Open champion Serena Williams in a controversial final.

The game was controversial and dramatic throughout. First, the young and fairly unknown Osaka beat the veteran and legendary Williams in straight-sets 6-2, 6-4. Second Williams was penalised twice and heavily fined for a coaching violation, slamming the racket and verbally abusing the umpire, with Williams accusing the umpire of sexist double standards. The game ended up bitter with the audience booing the awards ceremony.

Controversy aside, Osaka is a promising young athlete. She is the first player from Japan to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. And remarkably, she won straight sets except for the fourth match throughout the tournament. She will soon be coming to Hong Kong. I’m looking forward to seeing her live.


上一次現場看網球比賽已是兩年前的香港網球公開賽,當時和好友Andrew一同觀賽。時間飛逝,今年的美國網球公開賽亦於上星期結束,年僅二十歲的大坂娜奧米(Naomi Osaka)擊敗六次奪得美網冠軍的沙蓮娜·威廉絲(Serena Williams),贏得大滿貫。



WTA Hong Kong 2016

Andrew called me out of the blue inviting to watch a live tennis match together.   I had not seen my uni buddy, also my best man, for ages.  Without asking who would be playing, I happily accepted his invitation and looked forward to catching up.

It was a fairly warm Saturday afternoon.  After having lunch at a nearby hotel in Causeway Bay, I met Andrew at the entrance of the stadium.  We looked at each other and said coincidentally that there were not much changes showing on our faces, despite that we knew it was not true.  We chat about our recent lives, jobs, his kid and car, etc. and were enjoying the easy and relaxing time.

The matches were fantastic, in particular, Caroline Wozniacki vs Jelena Jankovic.  Of course I gave my full support to Caroline. At the end, she won the championship of this tournament in Hong Kong.  I hope I can see her more in the future.




比賽十分精彩,特別是卡露蓮·禾絲妮雅琪(Caroline Wozniacki)對耶萊娜·珍高域(Jelena Jankovic),我當然全力支持卡露蓮。她最後也贏得了香港公開賽的冠軍。希望將來有更多機會看她比賽。