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.

 

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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!

 

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Safarova hung tough for first set

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…but Kvitova hung tougher to win in two straight sets

She’s won Wimbledon before in 2011

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Spike was, like, did I miss something?

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Tennis Ball Obsessed Chelsea was, like, so what

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The Red Man guards the best bleacher seat in the house

taking a break before the second match

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Simona Halep played really well for a set…

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…but Eugenie Bouchard was the Real Deal today

and won in two straight sets

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Wimbledon fans love their tennis

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Chris Evert and Chris Fowler loved calling the match

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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…