Heading along to Wimbledon is always a brilliant experience, and 2012 is shaping up to be no different. Here are some reasons why you should get on down to SW19… or at least tune in on TV if there is a distance problem!
5) You may see a whole lotta Venus
The Williams sisters have never been known as shrinking violets, but in recent years Venus has taken outrageous outfits into a whole other dimension. After stepping out at 2010’s French Open sporting a getup that would have looked more at home on a street corner and showing up at 2011’s Australian Open closely resembling a lattice pastry (both outfits including appalling skin-toned bike shorts that gave the impression of seeing her whole bare butt on display), our imaginations are left to wonder what she can dream up to shock the notoriously stuffy Wimbledon officials with in 2012.
4) You could help Rafael Nadal
If you are a scientist, engineer or fashion designer, you may be able to help solve one of tennis’ great mysteries. Head on down to Wimbledon to examine the mechanics of Rafa’s underwear problem… then help him find a solution! Given the quantity of silverware in his cabinet, he must have the Cash at Bank necessary to finance Project No More Wedgie. And you may even get some generous donations from his grateful fans who would love to see the poor guy put out of his chronic underwear misery.
3) You may be treated to some comedy
First it was grunting. Now it seems the trend amongst female players is out and out screeching. Usually this is just plain annoying… but catch a match between Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka, and the sheer ridiculousness of the noises being issued forth may provide comedy value…
2) You might catch one of Djoker’s famous imitations
Top level tennis players are often accused of taking themselves too seriously. Maybe Novac Djokovic is no exception to this rule but one thing is for sure… he doesn’t take those around him seriously! If you have spent any time watching tennis, you will appreciate how accurate (if exaggerated) his send ups of other professional players are. The guy is a genius at imitating body language. I’m personally hoping that one of these days he’ll add McEnroe to his repertoire!
1) Strawberries and cream & Pimm’s
While my previous entries may have been a little tongue-in-cheek, this one is the real deal. While it may just be the effect of hype, the strawberries at Wimbledon taste different to (and better than) any I have eaten anywhere else in the world. When you add good ol’-fashioned English cream, an ice cold glass of Pimms (the perfect summer drink) and the on-court action into the picture, sporting moments don’t get much better. All that is left is to hope is that the most important player on the court, English Summer, has also turned up on the day you are attending!