Wimbledon (26 June 2008)
In 2008 my friend, Lelanie, and I decided to visit Europe and London. After our Contiki Tour through parts of Europe we were back in London for a few days. Our visit to London was at the same time as the Wimbledon Tennis Championship. We are fans of Wimbledon and we decided to go watch tennis on one day of our trip.
|Waiting in the queue|
Since rain was predicted for the weekend we decided to go to Wimbledon on our first day back in London. On Thursday 26 June 2008 we were up at 5 am to go queue at Wimbledon. We got on the train at Russel Square, changed trains at Earl’s Court and rode to Southfield station. We were not sure where to go and got some directions before walking to the Wimbledon Tennis Grounds. We received our queue card and took our place in the row.
|Going through the gate|
At 9:45 we were almost at the entrance but first had to go through security. Here we had a problem because they would not allow us inside with the locks on our backpacks. So we paid £1 to store the 2 locks before we could go further. The row was now moving steadily forward and after paying we could enter the grounds just as the gates opened at about 10:30.
|Putting up the net|
After the match we went for a walk on the grounds and bought some food. Then we returned to court 11 and watched the match between T Haas and T Robredo. We stayed at court 11 and watched a part of the match between E Dementieva and T Bacsinszky. And then went for another walk. This time we also visited the gift shop and then went to get seats at court 18 where we watched P-H Matthieu against J Chardy.