No. 1 Court, Wimbledon
29 June 2004
Crowds milling just inside the main gate
Hospitality suites at the back of Number One Court
On what was officially Ladies Quarter Finals Day, our first match on Number One
Court was a fourth round match between Jennifer Capriati and Nadia Petrova
A backhand return from Petrova
The match was won by Capriati, 6-4 6-4
Next was a quarter-final match between Karolina Sprem (left) and Lindsay
And a backhand return from Davenport
The match was more even than Davenport's eventual 6-2 6-2 win would suggest.
Then it was time to change to a larger net for the doubles match
Martina Navratilova and Leander Paes were seeking to repeat last year's victory
in the Mixed Doubles, playing Sebastian Prieto and Emmanuelle Gagliardi. That
win would take Martina ahead of Billy Jean King in terms of the number of
Wimbledon titles won, currently at 19.
The view from our seats on the back row
Martina, 47 years old, gives the younger players an impressive run-around
A quick conference and wipe-down with the towel after the first game
Paes smashes a lobbed ball
Navratilova and Paes victorious, 6-1 6-3
Sadly, they were knocked out on Friday in the 3rd round, and Martina declared
that this was her last visit as a player to Wimbledon.
Lucy outside Number One Court