Tag Archives: US Open

#10 Wimbledon!

9 Jul

The world famous tennis tournament right on our doorstep! This is our second year living in Wimbledon and we missed out on tickets last year. The ballot process is complex and there is no favouritism for residents of SW19. Boo.

BUT, this year we managed to get two Centre Court tickets! Six rows from the front and next to the Royal Box! I called Nick with the amazing news, only to be told that he was in Paris that weekend because his friend got four tickets for the Euros. So my friend Sarah inherited the second ticket and we were excited!

Wimbledon is much more sophisticated than I thought it would be. I’ve been to the US Open and it was a great day out, but this was something different. Staff in pristine uniform, immaculate grounds, and it just had a feel of grandness and history.

And the proof we were there? Check out the lady in the black hat… yours truly! Sarah is sitting in white to the left. Yep, that is Roger Federer! 🙂

We also got to see Novak Djokovic, see if you can spot him in photos below!




#10 Attend the US Open

21 Jan


We actually did #10 back in August 2012, but since its on the list it deserves a quick post.

We bought grounds passes for the day so we could attend more matches but managed to sneak into the Arthur Ashe Stadium to watch Andy Murray. Murray then went on to win The US Open 2012 so it was great that we got to see him play. The photo below was taken just after we got in and found some empty seats. You can’t really see it in this photo without zooming in but Nick is pointing to the big writing saying “NO ENTRY TO ARTHUR ASHE”. Cheeky!