Posts tagged ‘Tennis’

July 8, 2013

Prick of the Week from Wimbledon

marion-bartoli wimbledon

No sooner had French tennis player Marion Bartoli  won the Wimbledon championship when BBC Radio 5 Live presenter John Inverdale made the following disgusting commentary:

“I just wonder if her dad, because he has obviously been the most influential person in her life, did say to her when she was 12, 13, 14 maybe, ‘listen, you are never going to be, you know, a looker.

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July 8, 2013

77 Year Drought Ended!

andy murray

Wowwwww, Murray the Champ and I was there! I won £250 and got a pea-sized photo of Andy with his trophy (damn my rubbish phone!!)

What a fabulous day it was.  We drank champagne, ate bland sandwiches for £10 and we burned and burned in the searing heat. But it was all worth it

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July 7, 2013

Murray Mania!

Andy Murray conquers foe to glimpse Wimbledon summit once again

77 years since a Brit won Wimbledon men’s and it’s 7/7 today, 7 July!

I have two tickets (eek!) and am blogging from Wimbledon – champagne, elderflower, picnic from Fortnum & Mason.

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March 10, 2013

Those Celebrities!

Maria Sharapova bill board

A rather intriguing celebrity endorsement that I have become aware of is the Maria Sharapova Tower in Gurgaon, an industrial mega-city outside Delhi.  Celebrities just aren’t governed by the same rules as the rest of us.  A tennis player can become an interior designer, pop stars can moonlight as fashion designers and perhaps one day we can call on celebrities to read out wills or perform surgery.  If you’re famous you don’t seem to need any formal qualifications or experience.

Would you live in a high rise apartment bock that had been endorsed by a celebrity you admired?

The website for this property company seems to have been spoofed or it’s just shockingly bad:

” Good news for all those enthralling and diehard fans of MARIA SHARAPOVA

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September 13, 2012

Mo Murray!

After Wimbledon tears and Olympic cheers, everyone’s favourite miserable Scot, Andy Murray sealed his place in British tennis history by winning the US Open.  It has been 76 years since a Brit won and it was truly wonderful news to wake up to.

One of the endearing stories to come out

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June 20, 2011

Strawberries And Cream

Wimbledon has started, the debate continues of why England cannot produce a Wimbledon champion and the nation tucks into a fortnight of strawberries and cream.

Such is the association of strawberries and cream with this event, that every year, supermarkets report a considerable rise in the sale of strawberries and cream. Once Wimbledon is over, sales go back down to normal levels.

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