Wednesday 9 June: Dad is evicted from the DFS Classic. I didn't think he had done anything wrong, just shouting a few "Come-ons". I lose my match against Rita Grande, 6-2 3-6 7-9.
Tuesday 15 June: I win my first-round Wimbledon singles qualifying match at Roehampton against Petty Van Acker 6-4 6-4. I am not nervous at all during the tie. I don't feel there is any pressure on me and I am confident I can do well. I decide it would be a good idea to enter the Wimbledon doubles qualifying tournament at Roehampton as well. I don't have a regular partner, so I team up with Tina Pisnik [of Slovakia]. She is a good player and a friend off the court. We beat Nora Koves and Nirupama Vaidyanathan in our first-round tie. I'm very pleased to be in London and looking forward to maybe doing some shopping, though if I continue to play well I might not get the chance.
Wednesday 16 June: I beat Evelyn Fauth 6-0 6-1 in the singles second- round qualifier. I play really well. I am starting to get my rhythm now, and every aspect of my game is improving. Losing only one game in any match, against any opponent, is impressive.
Thursday 17 June: Thanks to my 6-2 7-6 defeat of Rennae Stubbs, a fellow Australian, I have reached the main draw at Wimbledon for the first time. I am very happy with my achievement, but not yet satisfied. I am not content just to make it there; my final goal is to make good progress in the tournament. I wonder who I'll now face in the first round? It's Martina Hingis! Having to play the top seed in the first round of a Grand Slam event is obviously not ideal, but I take the draw positively. I look at this as an opportunity to do well in a big event against the No 1 ranked player in the world. By the end of the day, I'm actually relishing the challenge. Any homework I had is definitely put on hold now.
Friday 18 June: And now I'm in the main draw for the doubles too. Tina and I beat Mashona Washington and Samantha Reeves 6-1 7-5 to earn our place in the event. Our partnership is really blossoming. We are communicating a lot on court and getting to know each other's game more. I think the fact that we are friends on the junior tour and socialise quite a bit has helped our partnership develop quickly. It's a really hot day and in some ways I wish I could be back in Sydney, swimming in the sea. But I have more important things to worry about now.
Saturday 19 June: I get some valuable practice at Wimbledon with the British player Andrew Richardson. I am just getting a feel for the grass of SW19 and preparing myself mentally for the tournament.
Monday 21 June: The day before my first-round match with Martina. I am not nervous because I am confident in my own ability. But I am naturally keen to get on court as soon as possible. My game plan is simple: hit winners, no errors. I don't want to do anything else with my time in case it breaks my momentum.
Tuesday 22 June: I have beaten Martina in the first round of the singles. It's obviously the best result of my career so far and I'm delighted. It's funny, though, but I was never nervous during the match. I think I knew she had the pressure on her and that I could go out there and play. But to win 6-2 6-0 is not bad really. It may seem odd, but there is no one moment that really sticks out from the match. All I remember is that it was a solid performance and that I had no lapses of concentration.
Wednesday 23 June: Tina and I beat Eva Melicharova and Helena Vildova 7-5 6-2 in the first-round of the doubles. It feels good to get through the first round. I think it is never a bad idea to play in the doubles. Some say it is too much to take on and can be tiring, but I see it as an opportunity to get more practice on grass and work on certain aspects of my singles game. After my win in the singles, there is a lot more media attention on me as well as fans watching the match. That night I just go home and relax, listening to some music.
Thursday 24 June: Because of that result, a lot more is expected of me, but I still don't feel too much pressure. It doesn't worry me. I start really brightly against Katarina Studenikova, continuing where I left off against Martina in the previous round. I take the first set 6-0. Then I lose my concentration a bit and lose the second 6-4. In the final set, I am made to work hard for my eventual 8-6 win. I don't feel I played very well, but I'm just glad to be through. Sometimes, you have to win ugly.
Saturday 26 June: My first time on Centre Court. It is a much bigger stage with a much wider audience, which is nice. It makes you feel more important. Like any player, competing there is a dream come true, but I am not overwhelmed all the same. Anne Kremer proves herself to be a tough opponent. I have to come back from a set down to win in another tight three-set match, 6-7 6-3 6-4. I am in the fourth round; the first Australian woman to get there since Diane Balestrat in 1987. Still haven't had time for shopping.
Monday 28 June: Beating Mary Pierce is a really important result for me. It is confirmation that my win over Martina was no fluke and that I can beat the best players in the world. After going 4-1 down early in the first set, I then get my rhythm and start playing better tennis. I end up winning in straight sets, 6-4 6-3. Thinking about winning the tournament is going a bit far, but from now on it's anyone's.
Wednesday 30 June: My progress continues on two fronts as Tina and I win our second-round doubles match against the experienced fifth seeds, Elena Likhovtseva and Ai Sugiyama. It is a tough match, not to mention a long one, as the 3-6 6-2 12-10 score suggests. We're just pleased to be through.
Thursday 1 July: I make a shaky start in my match with Alexandra Stevenson. We both know that whoever wins will be the first qualifier to make it to the semi-finals. I lose the first set 6-3, but then regain my composure and take control of the second set. Bad weather stops play when I'm leading 5-1 and even though they try to put us on at 8pm to finish, we are eventually told we will resume tomorrow. Mentally, I would have preferred to finish today, but I can't even see the ball during the warm-up, so it would be pointless.
Friday 2 July: I win the second set 6-1 against Alexandra but lose the decider 6-3. My serve lets me down badly. Miserable day completed when we lose to Monica Seles and Mary Joe Fernandez in the doubles 6-2 6-2. I can't say I had a bad tournament. Qualified to go to the quarters and had some good wins. It was good for me, and I'm now looking forward to the US Open after some well-earned rest. I've got to catch up on some schoolwork but at least now there'll be time for some shopping.