The Adventure Starts Here: The US Open

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The US Open

Last Friday, Chris and I went to the US Open with my dad and brother.  This was the 6th time my dad and I've been and each year we kept inviting more people to come with us.  We didn't go last year since I was pregnant, but it was always a tradition to take a picture of us holding our tickets out in my parents' driveway before leaving.  You can look back at our past pictures here.   It's fun to see it start with just Kaitlyn as a baby, to now 4 little kids posing with us!  A special thanks to my mom and Trisha, who watched the 4 kids all day!

We went to the Day 5 Day Session.  We decided to check out the practice courts first.  The last time we went, we learned you could see better by heading up to the bleachers of a nearby court and peering over the fence.  This year they had a tarp up, but Chris was still able to squeeze the camera through and get some nice shots of Caroline Wozniacki practicing.  

Then we headed up to our seats in Arthur Ashe Stadium.  Since the first time we went, we've always had seats in the Loge section near center court.  

We saw Na Li play and defeat Laura Robson.  Since this was the first match of the day, the stadium was still pretty empty.  

We then grabbed some lunch and decided to head over to the Louis Armstrong Stadium.  Since we had tickets to Arthur Ashe Stadium, in addition to an assigned seat there, we also could go to any of the other courts, but it's mostly general admission.  Andy Murray was playing later in the afternoon, and since we knew that stadium would fill up for that match, we decided to head over early to guarantee 4 seats together.   While we waited, we saw Agnieszka Radwanska beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (6-4, 7-6) and Tomas Berdych beat Denis Kudla (7-6, 7-6, 6-3).  

We didn't stay for the whole match, but it was fun to watch Andy play.  We decided to leave early and get home to the babies.  Andy Murray ended up beating Leonardo Mayer in 4 sets (7-5, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1).  

We had a great day at the US Open.  I love that it's become a Freel Family Tradition!

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