Wimbledon 20120 the 126th Championship begins.

June 25, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Posted in Sport | Leave a comment
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The world’s oldest tennis tournament, The Championship, Wimbledon begins its 126th tournament in South West London today. The only Grand Slam to be played on grass, Wimbledon is the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world and a sporting event which I particularly look forward too. 

Novak Djokovic Wimbeldon

Novak Djokovic Wimbeldon 2012

Kick starting Wimbledon 2012 Men’s Singles is last year’s Champion, Novak Djokovic, who is currently seeded number one. Djokovic started play at 1pm against Juan Carlos Ferrero on Centre Court whilst the six times Wimbledon Champion, Roger Federer, commenced play on Court One against Albert Ramos. The Women’s Single are also underway as the female world number one, Maria Sharapova, plays Anastasia Rodionova.

As the players preparing for their first Wimbledon matched sports fans are looking forward to a fortnight of exceptional tennis.  I’ve always looked forward to the annual Wimbledon fortnight, much more than any other Grand Slam and that’s probably because Wimbledon is so steeped in history and is quintessentially British.

Punnets of Strawberries

Punnets of Strawberries served at Wimbledon

Traditionally spectators have enjoyed strawberries and cream whilst watching play, a tradition which I don’t see ending anytime soon and the players wear their brightest whites. The Wimbledon Royal Box is often occupied by members of the Royal Family too, who always amp up the excitement; a visit from the newly married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last year added a touch of joy.

Who knows which royal faces will be present this year, or which tennis aces will go home as Wimbledon champions 2012; it’s far too early to make any assumptions on who will be triumphant, although a British win for Andy Murray would be prefect for the summer of sport in London 2012.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wimbledon 2012

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Royal Box Wimbledon 2011

However, I’m sure that the Wimbledon roof will most probably come into play at some point during the tournament if the past couple of weeks of gloomy weather are anything to go by but it wouldn’t be Wimbledon without a little rain.

Watch Wimbledon on the BBC and via the Red Button. Alternatively keep up to date with scores and matched on Wimbledon’s official website or Twitter page.

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Wimbledon 2011- A Royal Visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

June 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Wimbledon-logoIt was great to see Prince William and his new wife Kate in the royal box at Wimbledon yesterday.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at centre court unannounced to watch British number one Andy Murray. He successful got through to the quarter final joining the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

It was wonderful to see the royal support- Kate and Prince William even joined in a Mexican wave with fellow centre court spectators. I thought that Kate looked so stylish, dressed perfectly for Wimbledon in a traditional white outfit.

kate and will wimbeldon

The tournament is getting more and more exciting as we get closer to the finals at the weekend. Yesterday’s day of play brought some unexpected action as number one in the world and 2010 Wimbledon champion, Nadal suffered an injury to his foot, and sad news for the Williams sisters as both Venus and Serena were out after their matches.

Keep up to date with Wimbledon on BBC channels. Today at Wimbledon is the ladies quarter finals.

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