Way back in November I put into the ballot for Wimbledon and was lucky enough to get Court No 1 tickets for Day1.
I booked the car park and The Wingfield so that we could enjoy a leisurely lunch before play started.
The journey took longer than anticipated but we arrived and taken to our table, everything purple, green and white.
Our waitress came over, and had an aura of Mrs Overall about her, so Kevin and I didn’t opt for the soup!
Food was delightful washed down with wine and water.
So enjoyable to spend time with Kevin, plans a foot for the future and much laughter!
We made our way to our seats, four rows from the front and on the baseline.
First match was ladies singles Donna Kevic v Sloane Stephens with Donna the victor. Up next was Raonic v Brady. Having seen Raonic against Murray in the final 2 years ago, we knew he was a fierce opponent with a killer serve.
Fastest serve was 139 mph and he didn’t disappoint, although Liam put up a brave fight.
Next was Serena Williams v Rus and boy is Serena a powerhouse!
Some of the rallies were awesome and Serena had to work for her win. Her Mum was there which was great to see and Serena is very popular with the crowd.
There was a fourth match and we stayed for the first set, and the match was still being played when we got home!
All in all a day of gorgeous weather, great tennis, food and with the wonderful company of my husband.
Shame Andy Murray has pulled out this year, and I wish his continuing return to health and form.
I’ll definitely be in the ballot hater this year and see what 2019 will hold.