Wimbledon 2005

Off to Wimbledon with my sister yesterday. Three hours queuing for ground passes, which on a warm day was just fine. Saw the Andrew Murray game on Henman Hill/Murray Field/Aorangi Terrace, and plenty of snatches of good live tennis – Mary Pierce beating Ivanovic, a moment or two of Grosjean’s game, a Czech mens doubles pairing battling a Polish duo, and Jiri Novak being beaten by his doubles partner Max Mirnyi.

The match that may well stick in my mind in future years is Jade Curtis, going down in a girls’ singles first round game. She’s only just 15, however, and showed a lot of talent once she got past what looked like some nerves in the first set. The thing that really impressed me, other than Curtis’s age, was her clear determination to win, and obvious irritation with herself when she didn’t. It’s a good attitude, and hopefully in a few years’ time, we’ll all be sitting on Murray Field/Curtis Curve/Aorangi Terrace.