It does have some importance because each court plays at a different speed and obviously if you've been on #1 and Centre a few times before the quarters/semis it is an advantage.
I'm more concerned about the scheduling. It seems to me that everything is being done to smooth the passage for Miss Sharapova. Yet again she has been given an early match so she knows exactly when she is playing and has the best chance of getting the match completed.
Despite being twice champion and runner-up in the last 3 years Serena has yet again been given a late match - in fact she is FOURTH on Centre today. This means she has to hang around as she has no idea when her match will start depending on how long the preceding ones last.
Also, if it rains there is a good chance she will not get onto court which means that she will then have back-to back matches (if she progresses) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
I know scheduling is difficult but I think year after year Wimbledon makes a pig's dinner of it.
Margaret Thatcher - Michele Bachmann two strong women of our time.