Sunday, June 29, 2014

Those middle Sunday blues

I don't like the middle Sunday at Wimbledon, nor do I understand it, given how much it rains in London in June and July. Anyway, here's a day when I have no appointments and I don't have to go to work, but there's no tennis. I've been walking around my house cleaning obscure things, so you know my rhythm has been thrown off.

Some of us just don't now how to manage the middle Sunday.



The rest of us might want to look at some relevant Wimbledon lists.

Or read an excellent piece on the formation of the Murray/Mauresmo team, and what it means in a world filled with sexism and misogyny.

Perhaps we can watch Chris Evert play Evonne Goolagong in 1976.





Or fondly recall Tatiana Golovin's "touch of color" on the Wimbledon lawns.

Some of us might want to re-live a glorious moment from 2006.



And some of us might just decide to chill out until play resumes tomorrow.

10 comments:

Eric said...

LOL.

I'm with you, Diane! I think your cat has the right idea though. Too bad I can't turn into a ball of blubber.

Diane said...

She prefers to think of it as giving glamour while relaxing at home :)

sunny nine said...

Great to see one of your cats again. I find my mind needed a break today as we are keeping track of the world cup and also in the middle of preparation for moving. We reviewed the 1st week with regard to young women getting thru such as Diyas and Smitkova and actually had some time to really review what had happened in general. It is sometimes difficult keeping track of everyone's comings and goings during the 1st couple of rounds.

Diane said...

Velma is happy to oblige :)

I find myself watching the Men's World Cup when I can, but so much of my viewing energy is depleted by Wimbledon.

Kind of been waiting for Diyas to make some kind of Wimbledon breakthrough; she is a naturally aggressive player and seems cut out for grass court play (not that the grass is that fast anymore). Smitkova has been an interesting revelation.

Good luck to both of you with the move!

Anonymous said...

The IBM site for the tournament is a mess. The picture and lead story has been unchanged since day one. The radio and tv feeds appear to be 'on' when they are not a good part of the time. And worse. Erratic spots everywhere. IBM is a bad company. By the way, it is my understanding that they developed the codes that were tattooed onto concentration camp inmates' forearms. Today they are actively pushing and collecting every single piece of data that they can about you, me, and everyone and everything else. Mass inventory. Portentious. But I digress...
Their web page is a mess.

Diane said...

It's Wimbledon, you know. Better to lower your expectations.

Anonymous said...

You love cats? No wonder I love this site :-)

Diane said...

I have two sisters--Roxie and Velma. The patch tortoiseshell in the photos is Velma. Roxie is a multi-colored tabby.

Jim Lumpkin said...

Three Czech women in the last eight! It's the eastern or high semi-western forehand and having grown up on fast indoor courts during the winter. That stroke and familiarity with low-bouncing fast courts.... No American is taught that grip. It is the most versatile grip, forgotten today because the inefficient (power wise) western grip has taken over due to the very efficient new big frames. Just sayin'. Nobody at the USTA grants credence to this thought. I've tried.

Diane said...

I definitely think you're on to something with that. If the Wimbledon courts were fast like they used to be, there would probably be even more Czech domination.