Australia Part 6


Oh, do I feel accomplished putting a post up at 9AM before heading out for a run with a girlfriend 🙂

For you non tennis fans this post will be rather boring with a lot of tennis photos and pretty much nothing else.

Day 7: We had morning tickets for the tennis games. Our last day in Melbourne and yes we spent it in a stadium the whole time. It was SO worth it though!

After a quick breakfast we made our way to the stadium.

The first 2 games were female matches.  What we were really waiting for was the 3rd game because Roger Federer, our favorite player, was playing. We had a plane to catch though and we knew we wouldn’t have time to watch all of the 3rd game, so we had our fingers crossed that the female matches would be over quick.

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.  But both games were very exciting but long. Lilia, remember this dress? It actually looked better on her in real life haha. TV really does make you look 10lbs heavier.

The 2nd game. Henin Vs Kuznetsova. Motozo and I were rooting for Henin, but unfortunately, she didn’t play too well.

Go Henin!


It was very sad watching Henin walk out of the court after the game. It was quite surprising that she lost because she’s a higher seed (considered better) then Kuznetsova.

Then finally! The match we were really waiting for! Federer Vs Malisse! It was SOO awesome seeing Federer live in person! We considered ourselves SO lucky that he just happened to play on this day. When we bought tickets we didn’t know in advance who we’d see until the day before the game, so this was a pleasant surprise.

He’s such a smooth and fun player to watch. He’s not afraid to mix it up and take chances which makes for an exciting game!

He was so close! We had good seats!

Too bad we couldn’t watch the whole game.  We had a plane to catch back to Sydney and we ended up spending a little too long admiring Fed.

We knew we were going to be at least an hour late for checking in at the airport, so it was rush rush back to the hotel to get our luggage. We decided to rent the city bikes for just a few dollars and made it back to the hotel in record time. It was quite fun riding them bikes and the usual 15min walk was shortened to 5min bike ride.

The flight back was pretty uneventful. I was starving for most of the day because I hardly ate anything at the stadium (yuck food at the stadium) and then rushing to the airport didn’t allow us to get anything proper. When we arrived in Syd it was too late to go to a restaurant. I really wanted a huge salad, but all the restaurants around my sister’s neighborhood was closed at 9PM (everything closes so damn early!) so we had to resort to grabbing a few things at a convenient store. The only fresh food they had were tomatoes and I felt like bawling my eyes out! I WANT A SALAD! Gosh, pregnancy hormones make me feel like a 2 year old throwing a fit.

And now I must get my 12k run in before teaching yoga. Have a lovely weekend everyone!


2 thoughts on “Australia Part 6

  1. lil says:

    hey nice shots of fed, definetely good seats, it was awesome you got to see him play. Interesting bikes too! They don’t have those in sydney!

    lol about the dress! I didn’t know you got to see her LOL, it does look better in your pics, maybe it’s the angle too, and you got the side shots hehehehe

  2. Mia says:

    Rental bikes? How convenient.
    Not into tennis but those players` legs are awesome.
    You poor thing about only getting tomatoes. Last night Gabe and I were getting so mad about how in Japan if you need to go to the bank, postoffice, or City Hall you have to go during kyukei hours or take time off work. I`m so glad our restuarants are usually open till midnight.

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