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jrlenox
Well .. my wife and I entered the lottery for Wimbledon tickets last november and won the right to purchase two tickets on court 1 for 51 each (almost $100 each) for tomorrow (28th June). Of course we bought them but they get more expensive every year. The tickets are in Row AA of the second section- but can never tell if that means the 1st or 27th row. I can't find a decent searting chart to tell me which.

anyway ....

You really never know who you are going to see play until the day before. We just got the draw and will see:

1 Ladies' Singles
Nadia Petrova (RUS)[8]
vs Maria Sharapova (RUS)[2] biggrin.gif

2 Ladies' Singles
Lindsay Davenport (USA)[1]
vs Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[5]


just hope it doesn't rain.
bob_TCC
QUOTE(jrlenox @ Jun 27 2005, 05:30 PM)
You really never know who you are going to see play until the day before. We just got the draw and will see:

  1 Ladies' Singles 
   Nadia Petrova (RUS)[8]
vs   Maria Sharapova (RUS)[2]   biggrin.gif
    
  2 Ladies' Singles 
   Lindsay Davenport (USA)[1]
vs   Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[5]
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Congratulations, Jim! That's really cool! wink.gif

We'll want to see some nice pictures though. tongue.gif

Enjoy it.

-Bob
SportsMan29
That's cool, Bob. Boy, this summer is boring for me, but exciting for you with those tickets. Congrats!!!!!
KHarmon
Have a great time....sounds like you really lucked out on the draw....should be some great tennis!!!!
jrlenox
QUOTE(bob_TCC @ Jun 27 2005, 10:36 PM)
Congratulations, Jim!  That's really cool!   wink.gif

We'll want to see some nice pictures though.   tongue.gif

Enjoy it.

-Bob
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I'm bringing the digital camera today (the real one instead of the chep one on my phone)- so will try to take a few and post them here.

stay tuned.
bob_TCC
QUOTE(jrlenox @ Jun 28 2005, 02:52 AM)
I'm bringing the digital camera today (the real one instead of the chep one on my phone)- so will try to take a few and post them here.

stay tuned.
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SportsMan29 can't wait for the pictures. laugh.gif

-Bob
jrlenox
Well...

row AA was the 27th row and not the first .. so a little far back and I will have to zoom/crop clean up the pictures before I post any decent ones.

Still a great day of tennis .. had 6 full hours of it before the rain came in. Both women's singles matches went to a tie breaker in the first set and then the favorites (Sharapova and Davenport) breaking serve and wining cleanly in the second set. We also saw some doubles and some junoirs tennis on the outside courts which are fun to just stroll around.

I looked in some of the shops for trading cards but did not see any - just posters and postcards and lots of other merchandise.

I know in other years I've been by the entrance to the press area and by the practice courts and a lot of the players are friendly and will sign autographs. But sometimes with the star of the moment things can get a little hectic.

but ... If you haven't been to a tennis tournament and there is one in a city near you .. I highly recommend going .. its a really nice day out - great crowds and exciting athletics.

-Jim
bob_TCC
QUOTE(jrlenox @ Jun 28 2005, 04:02 PM)
row AA was the 27th row and not the first .. so a little far back and I will have to zoom/crop clean up the pictures before I post any decent ones.

Still a great day of tennis ..
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Isn't that how it always works? Surprises about your seat are not normally good ones. laugh.gif

Glad to hear that you had a great time though.

-Bob
jrlenox
A Year later ...

I got tickes again for 2006 ..

This time the men's semi finals ...

Maybe get to see Federer (again)

aceecards
blow maria a kiss for miss..

nice pairing..!!
Charlie
did you ever post last years pics? Would love to see Maria and Lindsey
Rabs
QUOTE(Charlie @ Jun 20 2006, 07:39 PM)
did you ever post last years pics? Would love to see Maria and Lindsey
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Maria - yes
Lindsey - NO

I'm jealous I love tennis but have never seen a professional match. I play all the time for fun and actually wish we talked about tennis more on these boards. The French Open was great, I wanted Federer to finally get over the hump and win it but Nadal is just so good on clay.
bob_TCC
QUOTE(jrlenox @ Jun 20 2006, 04:47 PM)
A Year later ...

I got tickes again for 2006 ..

This time the men's semi finals ...

Maybe get to see Federer (again)
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Jim,

Is the weather improving yet?

-Bob
aceecards
semis arent for a fortnight yet...
bufbillsstlcards
Im watching the Highlights, waiting for Leno, and John Macenro has the biggest highwaters....
bufbillsstlcards
Yay, Sharapova keeps on winning!
Rabs
QUOTE(bufbillsstlcards @ Jul 4 2006, 07:50 PM)
Yay, Sharapova keeps on winning!
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Yeah she's in the semis now. You got a thing for her I take it?
bufbillsstlcards
QUOTE(Rabs @ Jul 4 2006, 08:53 PM)
Yeah she's in the semis now.  You got a thing for her I take it?
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She is very pretty.
bufbillsstlcards
She lost today sad.gif
Rabs
QUOTE(bufbillsstlcards @ Jul 7 2006, 01:31 AM)
She lost today sad.gif
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Yep, to the dyke!
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