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.
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Cristiano Ronaldo sticks up for Japanese boy after he struggles to speak Portuguese
Juventus vs Real Madrid match report: Carlos Tevez gives Juve the edge after goals from Alvaro Morata and Cristiano Ronaldo
Gareth Bale performance slammed by Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Lee Dixon: 'His team-mates can't be happy'
David Beckham reveals secret of his success: I 'stayed in to watch Match of the Day' rather than go out with friends on a Saturday night
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In defence of liberal democracy
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The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils