Simona Halep on her way to being upset…

 

Anything you can do…

 

Monfils NEVER disappoints.  Except in the quarterfinals against Federer.

 

 

Cilic on the way to winning the whole thing.

 

Tsonga, one of my favorite players.

 

 

Serena

 

Milos Raonic

 

Venus

 

Azarenka

 

 

 

Victor Estrella Burgos put up an AMAZING fight against Raonic.

 

 

Lisa Leslie

 

 

David Ferrer

 

What an honor it was to be present for the wedding of one of my oldest friends, Wade Ware, to his bride Kimberly. Congratulations, Kim and Wade, and I wish you a lifetime of days as wonderful as this Saturday. Thanks for having us.

 

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In honor of their 25th head-to-head matchup today, I thought I’d share some images from last week’s Bank of the West Classic.  Serena won the tournament, but Venus is still my favorite player. It was so great to see her playing well AND obviously enjoying her time on the court.  Flushing is right around the corner….maybe she is peaking at the perfect time!

 

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My Orioles usually make only one trip to the Bay Area per year.  And I catch as many games as I can.  This year that meant all three.  The bad news is that the MLB-best A’s took two of three from the Birds.  But I definitely enjoyed both the drama and the lighter moments: Britton blowing a 2-run lead in the bottom of the ninth on a  3 run walk-off by J. Donaldson; Brady Anderson making an appearance and sitting two rows in front of me; an O’s fan who (SOMEHOW?!) managed to locate, purchase, and don a Harold Baines jersey to Saturday’s game.  Classy.  I want one.  And Manny.  Wow, do they hate Manny.  Fair enough.  He earned it.  But it was so super-sized awesome when he lit into a fastball for a home run amidst the deafening boos. “Something magic happens…every time you go.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes! I’m so happy for Saidah and David and cannot WAIT for this wedding!