The Weekend Round Up #5

Potential tennis spoilers if you haven't seen the Wimbledon finals yet!!!

Wimbledon. Two weeks of tennis, or two weeks when everyone in England is a huge tennis fan and eats lots of strawberries and cream. I can tell you, I'm one of those people. Sort of; i do have certain tennis players who I really like watching and so I do try to keep up with other Championships that they participate in, but Wimbledon is the one I watch the most. Partially because I really like the BBC coverage and partially because I think it's one of the few Championships where the whole tournament is shown on television here in the UK. Don't quote me on that one but I'm sure it's something like that.

My weekend has literally consisted of watching tennis and reading. I'll start with the reading because that goes into less detail, other than I finished the Call the Midwife book I was reading that I think I referred to in my last weekend round up, and I've now started on The Blair Years - which so far I'm thoroughly enjoying.

Now then, tennis. I tend to only watch the singles games, I'll watch the doubles but I mainly just keep up with the singles. Saturday was the day of the women's singles final, which was between Genie Bouchard and Petra Kvitova. The match was a very short game at only 55 minutes, but it was outstanding tennis so I did enjoy watching it, however I was a little disappointed at the result. I'd been followed Bouchard for the majority of the tournament and I really wanted her to win because I thought it would be the perfect ending to such a good performance throughout the past two weeks. Kvitova won 6-3 6-0 and huge congratulations to her, because it clearly meant a great deal to her and I think that she's a very gracious player and clearly felt about tennis in a very team oriented way. I've got high hopes for Bouchard though, and I'll be backing her a lot over the next 12 months!

Today was the men's singles final, between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. I think this was probably the most stressful match I've ever seen. The whole match was stupendously close, and was only won because of the ball hitting the net. I was backing Federer the whole time, because he's one of my favourite ever players and he just makes tennis look so easy. However, today wasn't Federer's day to make it his 8th Wimbledon title and Djokovic won 6-7 (7-9) 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 6-4. Djokovic isn't my favourite player, but I did think he's winners speech thing was nicely put.

So yeah, that was my weekend, I hope you've all had a great weekend and I'll be back later this week to explain the lack of posts for a bit.

Em x

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