Game. Set. Match.

June 22, 2011

This week’s Gallery theme is one picture summed up in three words. I took this picture at Wimbledon yesterday at the end of the Serena Williams match – so, Game. Set. Match.

Watching Serena was an incredibly emotional experience, because after suffering a pulmonary embolism there was a lot of doubt over whether she’d be able to play at all this year, and you could see she was struggling to begin with. She started off very slowly and at one point I think we all thought she wasn’t going to win. But somehow she made it through, and when she burst into tears at the end we were all right there with her. Everyone on Centre Court gave her a standing ovation. And even though she’d just won, she still seemed incredibly vulnerable. I’m not really a tennis fan but I found it very moving.

(And if you look really really hard you can see Diana Ross in red and black in the royal box. Really really hard!)

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  • Actually Mummy... June 22, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Excellent! Lucky you to be there in person. And just imagine the poignancy if she eventually wins.

  • LauraCYMFT June 22, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Bet it’s great to go there and watch it live, I just find it quite boring on TV. Spotted Diana though!

  • Kat June 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I am so very jealous.

  • Kate June 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Wow, very topical and very moving post too. Hope you had a fab time tennis fan or not

  • nazima June 22, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    lovely. I do enjoy a trip there. And you had good weather too by the look of it!

  • Windmill tales June 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Think I can see her! Just!

  • Him Up North June 22, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Wow I’m so jealous. That must have been a great experience. She’s the ultimate sportswoman.

  • PippaD @ A Mothers Ramblings June 22, 2011 at 8:08 am

    It’s the atmosphere there, it’s an amazing place to be. And I can see Ms Ross! (Ok so I can’t but I thought I would make you feel better lol)

  • Multiple Mummy June 22, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Love it! i have never been to Wimbledon but my husband has, who just loves the tennis! It is on my things to do list. 🙂