Well, I got there at 12 - it was bright warm sunshine, BTW - Eggy - that walk to the club is not 20 mins - more like 40!!
I got there and watched Nathalie and Elena Likhovtseva practising, took a few pictures and went to Centre Court. Lisa Raymond and Anastassia Rodionova were playing - to be honest it wasn't a great match, but Lisa looked in great shape - much fitter than we see on TV.
Then i went to watch Daja Bedanova and Maria Vento - this was the match of the day for me, Daja is so hot - its unbelievable, she IS skinny, but nowhere near anorexic, she was playing really well in parts, and then coming in on a whim and getting passed so often. Her dad was ther and to be honest, seemed a little creepy, Vento's coach/husband
kept on shouting Vamos ALL THE TIME - I thought i was at a Conchita match!
I also watched a bit of Corina - Tara and was surprised at how little Corina went to net - thats why she lost that match - at net she's top 20, but from the baseline...
Then i took my seat to watch Widjaja - Callens. Els is so great - she plays with a smile on her face, and it makes you want to support her. I can see why Angie is so good on hardcourts, but i think its too early for her on grass - she looked a little uncomfortable. The funniest thing about this match was that it was on the far court, surrounded by trees and bushes, and those little white things that fly off in the wind were all over the court - it was like it was snowing.
Then I went to the practice courts where Martina Navratilova - Alicia - Rennae and some guy were playing a fun set of doubles, i was sat so close, part of me loved it, but part of me thought there was so little security for the players. Anyway, i can exclusively reveal that there are all heavy gamblers - Rennae was holding a sweepstake for the Queensland Aussie Rules match, each putting £2 in.
Rennae seemed quite off with the little kids wanting autographs, as Martina left to go to the weights room, i wished her good luck for the month - she laughed and said I think I'm gonna need it!!
Then Alexandra came on with Jessica - no real tension with Martina after the famous locker room lesbians comment, Alex is such a beauty - her ass is huge - but in a good J.Lo sort of a way - she kept looking over at me and smiling - i was thinking of making a move - haha!
Honestly, though, she was hitting the ball so well, i couldn't believe she lost to Razzano - she is definitely one to watch at Wimbledon. Then i went to see Maggie - Jane, but alas, the rain came, i ran out of the court and who was at the crepe stand ordering a large crepe with chocolate sauce - but Maggie - i started laughing and she laughed and said "these are so good"!
Shame about the rain, but all in all, a good day!
Wimbledon champion, Australian open runner up, French open runner up, US Open semi finalist, World no 2, Fed Cup darling, Italian Open queen, Berlin doyenne, Hilton Head heroine, Philadelphia Princess,...the beautiful, incomparable CONCHITA - A 1988 vintage - sweet, fruity and just gets better with age!
P.S - If Conchi ain't in the draw - go Monica!