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my china open photos gallery!

Via
09-29-2006, 01:41 AM
don't know if anyone is still reading this forum, but this should be the most appropriate place to tell people :wavey: that i've been uploading my pics to the gallery here:

http://viatennis.smakdesign.com.au/vtp/browse.php?lookfor=gallery&lvalue=Beijing%202006

already in the gallery:

ancic, lopez, srichaphan, schuettler, gregorc, wang

chadvetadze, vesnina, bartoli, medina-garrigues

there should be a few more players to come but not that many...

ljubicic, baghdatis

li na, jankovic, dulko

hope you'll enjoy your visit ;)

Cindy19
09-29-2006, 04:53 AM
Thanks Via, the pictures are really nice! :hug:

Cindy19
09-29-2006, 04:55 AM
Btw, are you still in Peking?

Via
09-29-2006, 07:46 AM
hey cindy :wavey:

no i'm back home. it's been quite a nice and long stay, but i didn't watch that much tennis really :p

it will be your turn soon at the TMC :)

Cindy19
09-29-2006, 08:34 AM
hey cindy :wavey:

no i'm back home. it's been quite a nice and long stay, but i didn't watch that much tennis really :p

it will be your turn soon at the TMC :)

Hey Via! :hug:

Home sweet Home, yep, it is my turn. i promise you i ll take more pictures. and we are going to do the hotel-waiting again, like last year, it is easier for you to take pictures with players in the hotel.

Via
09-29-2006, 08:54 AM
yup i've come to realise that it's almost hopeless to try to get any interaction with players at courtside in bj. it's amazing... sometimes players were even escorted by security guards... it's much more relaxed in sydney

we still hadn't worked out where the players hotel was in bj even in the end :haha: i am really dumb about those hotel places, not to mention that i'm rather too shy to approach any one at hotels, for fear of... well, i leave you to work that out (look at my signature quote) :lol: ;)

but guess what, i hit jackpot at a shopping centre! tehehe
http://viatennis.smakdesign.com.au/vtp/vtpblog/2006/09/anna-chakvetadze-and-elena-vesnina-d.html

Cindy19
09-29-2006, 09:07 AM
Yep, you should know Haha that's in China. 3 years ago, I was in Heineken, Novak was out, and we came to him wanted to ask for an autograph, he was very friendly, but the bodyguard was very rude to us.

And the same satiuation last year, we met Mike in Hilton Hotel, i came to him and asked could i take a pic with him? he smiled and said yes, of course, but in that time a bodyguard came to us and pushed me, i shouted what were you doing? the man said you couldn't stay here and talked with him. Mike coulnd't understand what we were talking about, he just said to me, i would be out, waiting for me.

That's China Via :lol:

Cindy19
09-29-2006, 09:09 AM
btw Via, i am not shy, maybe you should stay with me :D

Via
09-29-2006, 10:15 AM
Yep, you should know Haha that's in China. 3 years ago, I was in Heineken, Novak was out, and we came to him wanted to ask for an autograph, he was very friendly, but the bodyguard was very rude to us.

And the same satiuation last year, we met Mike in Hilton Hotel, i came to him and asked could i take a pic with him? he smiled and said yes, of course, but in that time a bodyguard came to us and pushed me, i shouted what were you doing? the man said you couldn't stay here and talked with him. Mike coulnd't understand what we were talking about, he just said to me, i would be out, waiting for me.

That's China Via :lol:

i know now, but i really don't see why it is necessary. chinese fans are very well behaved and players can see that. the only thing for me is that sometimes fans may get too excited and when a swarm gathers around a player it can look a bit scary :lol:

when that sort of situation happens in aust (when federer steps out to court? lol as i couldn't really see a crowd the last time i watched hewitt practise in sydney lol lol) there will be some volunteer type trying to keep some order, but normally no extra security.

of course we can only hope that things will stay safe and secure at tennis... public places can be very risky these days :shrug:

Cindy19
09-29-2006, 10:22 AM
Tennis in china is a developing sports item, and you know there less tournaments in china, we only have China Open and now is Tennis masters cup, the past is Heineken Open, so when the fans meet their idols, they might become excited, and the most of the fans are student, they just can't help themselves, but they are not terrorists :haha:

well, what about next year? come to shanghai for the TMC?

Via
09-30-2006, 01:44 AM
Tennis in china is a developing sports item, and you know there less tournaments in china, we only have China Open and now is Tennis masters cup, the past is Heineken Open, so when the fans meet their idols, they might become excited, and the most of the fans are student, they just can't help themselves, but they are not terrorists :haha:

it's the same everywhere, for most cities there's only one pro tournament a year. and that's lucky cos many other cities don't. and young fans are the same everywhere! i haven't seen any who looks like a terrorist :lol: but then what should a terrorist look like ...

well, what about next year? come to shanghai for the TMC?

TMC is an attractive event as every player is a star and shanghai is a great place to visit :)

i dunno... my camera doesn't like indoors :secret: but maybe i can send someone there :aplot:

but i'll definitely stay tuned to your report this year! :rocker2:

Cindy19
09-30-2006, 12:03 PM
it's the same everywhere, for most cities there's only one pro tournament a year. and that's lucky cos many other cities don't. and young fans are the same everywhere! i haven't seen any who looks like a terrorist :lol: but then what should a terrorist look like ...



TMC is an attractive event as every player is a star and shanghai is a great place to visit :)

i dunno... my camera doesn't like indoors :secret: but maybe i can send someone there :aplot:

but i'll definitely stay tuned to your report this year! :rocker2:

I made a big report last year. :D

Hey you haven't answered the question, would you like to be here? and i am sure shanghai is nicer. sorry for the Peking fans, i just say the truth.:angel:

Luna
09-30-2006, 07:05 PM
i know now, but i really don't see why it is necessary. chinese fans are very well behaved and players can see that. the only thing for me is that sometimes fans may get too excited and when a swarm gathers around a player it can look a bit scary :lol:

when that sort of situation happens in aust (when federer steps out to court? lol as i couldn't really see a crowd the last time i watched hewitt practise in sydney lol lol) there will be some volunteer type trying to keep some order, but normally no extra security.

of course we can only hope that things will stay safe and secure at tennis... public places can be very risky these days :shrug:

If there's no bodyguard I guess some popular players can never get out from keeping to sign.:p
The situation is far more better than last 2 years,the screne that JC can't move even 1 inch on court without bodyguard has been keeping in my mind...and How I miss him...:sad:
They lived in Shangri-La hotel in BJ.
Do you take some pics of Vaidisova?She's my one of two favorite players of WTA,the other one is Sharapova.;)

Luna
09-30-2006, 07:21 PM
Hey Via! :hug:

Home sweet Home, yep, it is my turn. i promise you i ll take more pictures. and we are going to do the hotel-waiting again, like last year, it is easier for you to take pictures with players in the hotel.

I took pics with Ancic,Baghdatis,Ljubicic,Srichaphan,Vaidisova,Kuzn etsova...almost every favorite players on court,including Mauresmo,I heared that she was escorted by 8 guards in WTA final day.:eek: She's so popular in BJ that's beyond my imagination.Waiting for player in hotel is too bored:p

Via
10-01-2006, 01:10 AM
If there's no bodyguard I guess some popular players can never get out from keeping to sign.:p
The situation is far more better than last 2 years,the screne that JC can't move even 1 inch on court without bodyguard has been keeping in my mind...and How I miss him...:sad:
They lived in Shangri-La hotel in BJ.
Do you take some pics of Vaidisova?She's my one of two favorite players of WTA,the other one is Sharapova.;)

hey luna :wavey: i'm sorry somehow i had missed you totally in bj !!! i didn't go that much after all, only the first saturday, then tues (atp) (we were stuck in traffic at 7pm on monday! so we gave up going lol) and wed (wta) that's all.

i think you're exactly right about why bodyguards are needed in bj... not because anyone looks like a terrorist... :lol:

i'm sad for you that jc hadn't played in bj. i guess i could sit back and relax, and watch people running after other players, because my fav wasn't there either!!! lol

yes i knew it was shangri-la, it's pretty obvious as they were a sponsor! but i was told that there were a few shangri-la's in bj. yeah it's true it's boring waiting around hotels so the only player i had waited for was my fav, and only at the hotel door one year :p

so... where are your pics??? ;)

Via
10-01-2006, 01:14 AM
I made a big report last year. :D

Hey you haven't answered the question, would you like to be here? and i am sure shanghai is nicer. sorry for the Peking fans, i just say the truth.:angel:

;)

TMC time last year i was sick as hell :sad:

but this year i'll make sure to read your report :D

Luna
10-01-2006, 05:50 AM
hey luna :wavey: i'm sorry somehow i had missed you totally in bj !!! i didn't go that much after all, only the first saturday, then tues (atp) (we were stuck in traffic at 7pm on monday! so we gave up going lol) and wed (wta) that's all.

i think you're exactly right about why bodyguards are needed in bj... not because anyone looks like a terrorist... :lol:

i'm sad for you that jc hadn't played in bj. i guess i could sit back and relax, and watch people running after other players, because my fav wasn't there either!!! lol

yes i knew it was shangri-la, it's pretty obvious as they were a sponsor! but i was told that there were a few shangri-la's in bj. yeah it's true it's boring waiting around hotels so the only player i had waited for was my fav, and only at the hotel door one year :p

so... where are your pics??? ;)

Next time ,we should make an appiontment lest we miss each other.:p
You went on wed(wta),I admire you so much!Because I had to go back to my city on tues night,I missed Vaidisova's first appearance ,and how she can lose that.:rolleyes: :sad:
How grateful I only know one shangri-la and which is happen to the one players lived!I waited for Vaidisova in hotel twice this year,that made me missing her practice session on monday,I will never do the same thing unless I know the excatly time my fav is on hotel...
I am too lazy to upload my pics,I will do that as soon as possible.:p

Via
10-02-2006, 12:21 AM
Next time ,we should make an appiontment lest we miss each other.:p
You went on wed(wta),I admire you so much!Because I had to go back to my city on tues night,I missed Vaidisova's first appearance ,and how she can lose that.:rolleyes: :sad:
How grateful I only know one shangri-la and which is happen to the one players lived!I waited for Vaidisova in hotel twice this year,that made me missing her practice session on monday,I will never do the same thing unless I know the excatly time my fav is on hotel...
I am too lazy to upload my pics,I will do that as soon as possible.:p

i think players should simply publicise their daily schedules on their website or something :lol: saves us time going to wrong places!

that reminds me of something... fans should work in teams. at aus open in 2005 i went with some other fans (mtf members) we text each other messages every now and then, so we were very efficient tracking down players and their whereabouts :)

so *which* shangri-la? the tourney's over now, do tell :p

Cindy19
10-04-2006, 08:35 AM
I took pics with Ancic,Baghdatis,Ljubicic,Srichaphan,Vaidisova,Kuzn etsova...almost every favorite players on court,including Mauresmo,I heared that she was escorted by 8 guards in WTA final day.:eek: She's so popular in BJ that's beyond my imagination.Waiting for player in hotel is too bored:p

Where is my man Luna???:sad: I brought the Tennis Magazine today, and there is an article about him and also one about GGL.:rolleyes:

Cindy19
10-04-2006, 08:36 AM
;)

TMC time last year i was sick as hell :sad:

but this year i'll make sure to read your report :D

Oh, i am sorry to hear that :hug:

this year you ll make sure to read my report, and next year you might be here and sit beside me:rolleyes:

Via
10-05-2006, 12:17 AM
Oh, i am sorry to hear that :hug:

this year you ll make sure to read my report, and next year you might be here and sit beside me:rolleyes:

what does that :rolleyes: mean ??? :lol:

shanghai final for me *fingers crossed* :)

Cindy19
10-05-2006, 04:03 PM
Who knows? :D

you were in beijing, and who knows you might be in shanghai some day :hug:

Cindy19
10-06-2006, 04:21 AM
Oh dear, thanks for your reps, but i am sorry that i can't rep you now. :kiss:

Fed-Express
10-06-2006, 11:20 AM
Xièxie. I was also there, these pictures are great, thanks a lot. It was really nice, except for the courts 1 and 2, they were really small and far away from the Center Court.

Via
10-06-2006, 03:11 PM
:wavey:

the pics so far are ok, but there are better ones coming :) glad you've enjoyed them!

i like the outside courts... i always like outside courts actually, in every tournament, as long as there are chairs to sit on. bj's centre court is too high up imo, all the lower better seats are corporate boxes, not much fun for everyone else.

Cindy19
10-07-2006, 10:06 AM
Do you have to pay for the outside courts?

i heard last year you had to, but don't know what about this year.

CooCooCachoo
10-07-2006, 01:02 PM
Thanks :)

Fed-Express
10-08-2006, 10:12 AM
:wavey:

the pics so far are ok, but there are better ones coming :) glad you've enjoyed them!

i like the outside courts... i always like outside courts actually, in every tournament, as long as there are chairs to sit on. bj's centre court is too high up imo, all the lower better seats are corporate boxes, not much fun for everyone else.

Yeah, I noticed that too, that was really strange. Never seen that before. Are so many ticket given to companies or party officials? It really sucked having to climb up 3 floors until you can take your seat.:confused:

Via
10-09-2006, 12:22 AM
Yeah, I noticed that too, that was really strange. Never seen that before. Are so many ticket given to companies or party officials? It really sucked having to climb up 3 floors until you can take your seat.:confused:

finally.... someone agrees with me on that!!! :yippee:

i've counted it and it's more like 5 floors (1st: toilet, 2nd: corporate, 3rd: stairs landing, 4th: balcony, 5th: ordinary seats entry... which is not on the highest level and depending on your seat you can still continue to ascend)

there's a great divide between the haves and have-nots and that's only my humble opinion :shrug:

the (men's) final with its ticket prices :eek: :eek: was apparently sold out !!!

Via
10-09-2006, 12:26 AM
Do you have to pay for the outside courts?

i heard last year you had to, but don't know what about this year.

yup, that's called the ground pass

Cindy19
10-11-2006, 10:48 AM
But in shanghai, it is free :kiss: