It was a special morning at Wimbledon as Queen Elizabeth made her first appearance at The Championships in 33 years. She was met by the Duke of Kent, who is president of the All England Club, chairman Tim Phillips, vice-chairman Philip Brook and chief executive Ian Ritchie.
She was given a tour of the grounds followed by a luncheon where she met with a number of ballers including Roger Federer, Serena Williams (who managed to keep her curtsy under control), Andy Roddick, Novak Djokovic, Venus Williams, Jelena Jankovic, Laura Robson, Anne Keothavong, Elena Baltacha, Heather Watson, Caroline Wozniacki, Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova.
Afterward she took to the Royal Box to watch Andy Murray easily dismiss Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the second round. The boys performed the traditional bow to the Royal Box upon entering and leaving Centre Court.
Seriously, what a special tourney this has been already. I can't wait to see what the rest of the fortnight brings us. It's great to be a tennis fan right now!
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