|View of practice courts|
I luckily got the train out just as play was being delayed this morning by rain and it looked to be a pretty miserable day of matches with misty sludgy looking skies. Glad play was completed.
My third and final full day in Eastbourne was wonderful, despite my most anticipated match being cancelled when Marion Bartoli withdrew with an illness. So I didn't get to see Li Na play which was a bummer, but I had a front row seat on Court 1 for Sam Stosur vs Lucie Safarova, then later borrowed a mate's amazing front row at the net seat on Centre Court for Caroline Wozniacki vs Laura Robson.
|Li Na in practice|
Wow, being in the UK watching a British player was a new experience. I fully understand the Brit wish for tennis champions and I'm sure the support a home player gets has pros and cons but I felt quite bad for Laura. She's young, still a bit green but clearly talented and the crowd truly lived and breathed with each shot she made. If Laura double faulted, or hit a wild error the crowd groans were just unreal. I can't imagine how much pressure she feels to do well when performing in front of them. It was a relatively tight battle 6-4 6-4, but Laura got broken in both sets at 4-4 and both games included at least one double fault.
Here are some other photos from Wednesday - I'm writing this blog from Essex and I'm enjoying a few days off before I head for Wimbledon next week. I'm hoping to do at least three days there depending on queueing.
|VIew of court 2|
|What a beautiful sky for Stosur vs Safarova|
|Lucie is pumped|
|Not Sam's day|
|Yanina Wickmayer defeats Petra Kvitova|
|Court 2 crammed with fans|
|Kerber loses, but still signs autographs|
|Thank you Eastbourne!|