Well Amigos, The Red Man has received a lot of complaints about his sexist coverage of Wimbledon this year - maybe not a lot, but at least one complaint from Pretty. She wants to know why I don’t ever mention the women of Wimbledon. Good question, Pretty. After all, the bleacher seats at Casa de Canterbury are filled for the women’s matches, too.
At any rate, today was The Ladies Semifinals and with Serena and Sharapova out of the running, some unfamiliar faces played on Centre Court. We all were glued to the action.
Two left-handed Czechs played each other -
they’ve been playing together since they were children and now meet
on the green grass of the cathedral of tennis
Wow – what a tournament!
Safarova hung tough for first set
…but Kvitova hung tougher to win in two straight sets
She’s won Wimbledon before in 2011
Spike was, like, did I miss something?
Tennis Ball Obsessed Chelsea was, like, so what
The Red Man guards the best bleacher seat in the house
taking a break before the second match
Simona Halep played really well for a set…
…but Eugenie Bouchard was the Real Deal today
and won in two straight sets
Wimbledon fans love their tennis
Chris Evert and Chris Fowler loved calling the match
Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons and boyfriend loved sitting in the Bouchard Box
Jim’s come a long way from his roots in Spring, Texas
(which is not very far from Worsham Street)
Well, Sports Fans, we’ll be celebrating our national Independence Day on July 4th. which is tomorrow and we’ll have lots of fireworks popping in the city tonight and tomorrow night, too. I heard the old woman Slow calling in a barbecue order for her and Pretty so here’s hoping for a few trickle-down treats as we spend the holiday at Wimbledon watching the men’s semis.
Wherever you are and however you celebrate, all of us at Casa de Canterbury wish you a Happy 4th. and a fabulous weekend to go with it!
Get me outta here Percy…I’m catching a whiff of barbecued chicken…my favorite…