Wow! Wimbledon 2015 Week One. So many memories…

Wimbledon 2015 Week 1 has been awesome! So many memories already.

I had such a fabulous day at Wimbledon last Monday on Day 1 of the tournament. I was able to watch the Centre Court matches, see loads of players walking to and from the Practice Courts and catch up with friends. The weather was perfect, the tennis was high quality, the crowd was fabulous and we picked up an endless snack pack at Waitrose prior to arriving at the grounds.

Roger Federer being interviewed

Roger Federer being interviewed (as seen from the public area of the practice courts)

My memories of Week 1 are:

  • The glorious weather
  • The heat wave that lasted all of two days
  • The queue, which got filled, according to reports, earlier than ever before
  • Seeing the beautiful Day 1 grass on Centre Court
  • Strawberries
  • The lovely crowds
  • Being able to see loads of players walking to and from the practice courts and signing autographs.
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My view of Centre Court

The match that stands out most in my memory is Muguruza v Kerber in Round Three. These ladies played incredible tennis for an incredibly long time. More memories (good and bad) are:

  • Rafa being defeated by Brown in Round 2
  • Williams defeating Watson in 3 sets in Round 3
  • Bencic’s great run on grass
  • Jankovic defeating defending champion Kvitova
  • Verdasco playing hundreds (well 2 anyway) of 5 set matches
  • Kygios and his ‘discussions’ with the linespeople and umpire
  • Tomic’s outburst and the reaction by Tennis Australia
  • Ward’s run to the third round
  • Cilic v Isner being delayed overnight then finishing quickly
  • Simon v Monfils being moved to Centre Court.

I asked my Twitter friends to share their best memories of Wimbledon Week 1. This is what they tweeted:

On Watson v Williams

 

On Nadal v Brown

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On Hewitt/Kokkinakis in Doubles

 

 

Thanks to @pearlescent48 and @serb_it_out for sharing the photos below.

 

On other matches:

 

 

Thanks to everyone who contributed their tweets for this article. What did we miss? Please share your best Wimbledon Week 1 memories in the comment below.

View more photos from Wimbledon Week 1:

Until next time

Grand Slam Gal


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Comments

  1. Martin H. says

    So many great things happened during a wonderful first week at Wimbledon. For me personally I found myself on Court 3 on both Tuesday 30th June and also Saturday 4th July. Had two really enjoyable days in the sunshine. Great fun watching the players with a lot of flair/charisma such as Gael Monfils (vs Carreno Busta) in round 1 and also Dustin Brown (vs Troicki) in round 3. Even though Dustin lost in four sets.

    Its not very often you see a player do a sliced drop shot with the ball having so much ‘back spin’ that the ball lands on the opponents side of the court and then bounces back into the court of the player that did the slice, without the opponent hitting the ball. Yet I saw this twice with both Monfils and Brown managing to do this. Incredible skill.

    Also saw the ‘serve-fest’ of Tsonga vs Karlovic. Four sets and only one break of serve. Tsonga breaking Karlovic’s serve in the third set. Yet still Tsonga lost as Karlovic won all of his three sets on a tie-break. Thats the way it goes sometimes……