Monday, June 20, 2011

Love Fifteen

Wimbledon 'kicks off' today and the forecast, suprise surprise, is rain.

I've only been once, back in 1977, its centenary year. Paddy and I caught the train up, queued for a while and somehow got swept into the centre court for the Men's Singles final: an epic, sweltering Borg v Connors 5-setter. I just checked and was surprised to discover that Borg is still only 55. I thought he'd be at least 70. I remember coming home with sunburn but thrilled at seeing our heads on TV everytime they wiped their wooden rackets and drank their Robinson's Barley Juice. 

Tennis is on the up in China, especially Women's. At this year's Wimbledon, Li Na is seeded #3, having recently won the French Open, and Zheng Jie has an outside chance.

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