Arrived at 9:45, Jamie delgado (GBR) wandered to collect his rackets at 9:55, he was first on court at 10. He hadnt practised AT ALL. After winneing teh 2dn set he got bageled, serves him right the lazy git.
Spent most of the day in the press/stringin room talking with Rob and the stringers who are really interesting people.
Anyway, Lucie popped in for a bit and had a wee chat, then went off to get ready.
Lucie Ahl bt Berger 63 63
Ahl got broken in the first game, but then broke back. Indeed the first set had 7 breaks out of 9 games!! [plus a further 3 in teh second set]. Berger question about every line call and Lucie just ignored her totally and waled roudn to teh other side of court, or at down if it was teh end of a game.
Lucie won to become teh first brit to recah teh second round at teh whole tournament.
Me and Rob (whos taking me fro work experience) met her as she came off court and then we got to interview her. it was soooo cool!! She talked to us for about 10 mins then went away. She is such a nice girl.
Rob was getting me to write a practise press release for experience so we set about that as news came in of Liggan's ammoth win and Lubiani's shock exit.
Scottish #1 Alan makin was up next and he clobbered his 7th seeded opponent (ranked 350 places higher) 61 62. Interviewed him *not that ull care about that)
Georges bt Baltacha 62 63
'Bally' was really struggling, lots of unforced errors. She was hampered by a back injury, but admitted in her later inteview that that wasnt why she lost, it was just because she didnt play well at all. Elena called teh tainer at 21 down in teh 2dn set, and was doing stretches for about 10mins. Elena broke Georges, but it was too little too late as she crashed out.
For the rest of the day i edited my pres release, which rob is gonan give me feedback on tomorrow, and watched a couple of men's doubles matches on the centre court below our 'room'.
Sorry i didnt cathc much more tennis but a) there was only 6 matches on (all at same time) and b) i was really busy.
I think Coombs/Webley-Smith bt Simkin/Berry, but im not 100% sure.
There was 1 other doubles match, but dont knwo score.