I would like to invite my friends and family to join me for an afternoon cup of tea while I share my international adventures.
Jun 24, 2011
I've never been to Wimbledon or any professional tennis match for that matter. I was excited but had no idea what to expect. The event we were attending was being held at a home directly across from the Wimbledon gate. Stan Smith & John Loyd (past winners) were their to greet us & give us their insight about the upcoming matches. After a fabulous brunch, we walked over to the park - it was spotless & beautiful. There were purple & green flowers every where (wimbledon colors). The Queen was there but I didn't run into her :) We had tickets to court 1 - currently playing was Anderson & Djokovic. The energy & excitment of the crowd was tangible - it only took a few minutes before I was totally hooked! Djokovic is a very fun player to watch. In basketball we'd say he was scrappy. He literally goes for everything - twisting & throwing his body. I didn't want it to end! Day two -we had tickets for Center court. It was bigger & more impressive than court 1 but not nearly as intimate. I got to see Roddick & Lopez play. I was routing for Roddick (being American & all) but I have to say - I was not impressed. He has a terrible attitude and by the 2nd set - I was routing for Lopez (who was giving everything he had & wiping the court with Roddick). This is one sport where being there in person makes a huge difference. If you get a chance to go - I would highly reccomend it. I had a brilliant time and can't wait to go back next year!