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

Capriati serves

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 Davenport

Sprem serves

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


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