Sunday, 29 June 2008

Day 6 – Wimbledon 2008

I was on Court 4 today and had some pretty good doubles matches to work on. First up was the ever-popular Sania Mirza from India. Sania was playing Ladies Doubles with the ever-colourful Bethany Mattek from the USA. There was a huge crowd of South Asian descent cheering Sania on and it must have worked because they won their match. One of the American Bryan brothers was playing Mixed Doubles with Australian Samantha Stossur, they also won their match. But I think the highlight for the crowd was watching Japanese Ai Sugiyama and her Zimbabwean partner Kevin Ullyett win their match against a much younger team. Sugiyama now holds the record for consecutive appearances in a major by a man or woman with 57. It’s nice to see that age is no barrier to winning matches here. Tennis is a sport to be enjoyed by anyone and everyone. The weather was much nicer than yesterday and it was good because I hear that this Saturday is called ‘Peoples Saturday at Wimbledon’ because everyone wants to get in! I went out for dinner at a lovely restaurant in Wimbledon called Giraffes. I would highly recommend it! And...I’m off on middle Sunday! Hooray!

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