- Los Angeles US-CA
A veteran business executive, Michael Tarr dedicates his career to the investigation of semiotics and visual communications. Through projects such as Memoirs, he addresses critical 21st century problems such as homelessness and urban poverty. During his free time, Michael Tarr enjoys a range of hobbies which includes soccer and tennis. One of the most popular sports in the world, tennis draws global attention for each of its four major annual tournaments. Collectively known as the Grand Slam, these international tournaments include the US Open, Wimbledon, the French Open, and the Australian Open. In January of 2014, the Australian Open was held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. This year’s tournament was notable for the unexpectedly strong play of underdogs as well as the debilitating heat wave that forced the suspension of several matches. Battling in temperatures that soared well over 100 degrees, the Swiss tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka defeated the favored but injured Spanish star Rafael Nadal to win the men’s singles title. On the women’s side of the bracket, heavy favorite and top seed Serena Williams was bounced from the tournament in the fourth round, opening the door for Chinese player Li Na to take home her second Grand Slam title.