Great British Wimbledon
Wimbledon is as much about the fashion as it is the strawberries and cream. There’s always an army of loyal followers who will spend as much time swooning over the players in their array of tight shorts and athletic physics’ (men and women) as they do their forehand smash. But love it or loath it, you really can’t help but admire the truly Britishness of Wimbledon tennis. It brings out the great and the good, the rich and the famous, not to mention the inevitable sunshine and showers and randomly lots of flying ants! – Who are all pictured in the centre court loving the beautiful game.
Fashion both on and off court has changed much in the last hundred odd years as dear old Maud Watson defeated her sister Lilian in the inaugural ladies championship final in 1884 wearing a white corset and petticoat. Now that takes some skill. Tennis, like all other sports is now full of top designer gear that not only looks great but is technically brilliant and will have you feeling and looking cool, if only playing was that simple!
Johanna Konta says that the British success at this year’s Wimbledon is “great to be part of” and these are exciting times for home fans at the tournament.
Johanna Konta, Andy Murray, Heather Watson and Aljaz Bedene all won on Wednesday as four British players reached round three for the first time in 20 years, and Kyle Edmund can join them if he beats Gael Monfils on Thursday.
“It’s happening because we’ve got some great players,” Konta said. “I think that is a good enough reason.”
Well, whatever the reason, we love Wimbledon. As no doubt many millions will gather around their TV’s (I know, …that was the old days) phones, ipads computers or if your lucky enough maybe on centre court its self, for both the ladies and men’s finals. We will watch with baited breath, feel each smash and rally, gasp at the twists and inevitable turns and who knows who shall succeed and become victorious. But who ever wins , we think we should be proud. Wimbledon is unique, coveted around the world as not only one of the greatest tennis tournaments in the world but also a truly wonderful display of everything British. Now, who’s got the Pimms?