SW19 Diary: All fun and games for the Williams sisters
Saturday 07 July 2012
It's going to be a busy day for Serena Williams. First up on Centre Court this afternoon there is the main business of the women's final and then – after a couple of hours break while the men complete their doubles – she and Venus will be back to contest the women's doubles final. Playing this Wimbledon together was designed as a warm-up for the Olympics. Consider them warmed. And everyone else warned.
So that's why they call the arena a 'court'
The Royal Box yesterday contained one prince, one princess, a duke, two duchesses, a viscount, a viscountess, three ladies, a lord, three knights and an excellency. Britain in the 21st century.
Rafa and Roger show off their medals
From Monday work begins on transforming the All England Club into a London 2012 venue, but there is already an Olympic presence at Wimbledon. The museum has put on a special Olympics Exhibition that includes Rafa Nadal's gold medal from Beijing and the one Roger Federer picked up in the doubles. Both are, though, strictly on loan.
Scots are happy to leave the hill in English hands
Henman Hill or Murray Mound? Among those sticking resolutely to the former are the latter (i.e. Andy Murray), and the latter's mum.
Andy and Judy Murray have both referred to the Aorangi Terrace, to use its proper name, by its English title over the last couple of weeks. Murray told Tim Henman two years ago that he would stick with its original tag.
Chelsea vs West Brom: Jose Mourinho says Diego Costa is ready for ‘marathon’ Christmas
Arsenal vs Manchester United: Arsene Wenger insists clash at the Emirates Stadium remains battle of the giants
Tim Sherwood column: If David Moyes' bold move works it will open doors for British managers
Cesc Fabregas, Jack Wilshere, Yaya Toure or Steven Gerrard? No, it's Mile Jedinak who is the best midfielder in the Premier League
Manchester United transfer news: Robin van Persie could leave this summer with Edinson Cavani and Thomas Muller on United wish-list
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- 3 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 4 Lana Del Rey rape video: Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking leaked footage
- 5 Largest ever study into the gay gene 'erodes the notion that sexual orientation is a choice'
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'