Well today I went to WIMBLEDON!
25.06.2010 - 25.06.2010 28 °C
It's been a couple of days since I've posted because it has been crazy here in London. Class has been a large part of the crazy schedule, but seeing three plays in three days is a lot! The last play I attended was called The 39 Steps. Now if you have seen the old Alfred Hitchcock movie then you would be thinking this was a scary play. In fact they used the same dialogue from the movie, but it was actually extremely funny and light hearted. The play consisted of just four actors who played over 100+ parts. The timing was amazing and the whole play was hilarious.
THis play was in the West End, where most of the Broadway like shows are. Surrounded by Piccadilly Circus, it felt like I was in New York City. That concluded day 8!
Day Nine consisted of waking up at 6:30 am and Queueing Up for Wimbledon at 8am!! We stood in the The Queue for about three hours before we even got into the park, but It was soo worth it!
Now I thought getting to the Queue at 8am was impressive, however these people are queueing overnight for play tomorrow! That takes dedication.
We finally made it into the gates around 12. The grounds are beautiful. There were a lot of people and at fist it was difficult to get a seat because John Isner was on court 5. If you didn't hear before John Isner just broke the record for the longest match ever. Wimbledon has the rule that there can be no tiebreaker in the fifth set. Big John and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut played an 11 hour and 5 min match resulting in a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(9-7), 6-7(3-7), 68-70. It was completely ridiculous.
John Isner, who must have been exhausted couldn't make it happen again and lost today.
We also saw Kim Clijsters win a match as well as some more unknown doubles matches throughout the grounds.
Now I couldn't go to Wimbledon without taking in the the tradition of Strawberries and Cream, which were delicious!
Our big ticket match of the day was the William sisters playing doubles. The first set was not surprising, the William sisters took the other pair 6-1. However the second set Bacsinszky and Garbin stepped up their game and came back to compete in a tie breaker for the second set. The William sisters did win the match. It was an amazing experience to be there and see some of theses matches!