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A FEW years ago I lived in Wim­ble­don vil­lage for a bit and it was great when the ten­nis was on.

There is a real buzz about the place and al­ways a fan­tas­tic at­mos­phere.

It is just an es­sen­tial part of my sum­mer – go­ing to watch the ten­nis and eat­ing straw­ber­ries and cream and drink­ing Pimm’s!

I re­ally en­joyed watch­ing the young Bri­tish hope­ful Laura Rob­son and I was gut­ted when she got knocked out on Mon­day. It’s hard to be­lieve she is only 19 and I think she has got a fan­tas­tic ca­reer ahead of her and she should be re­ally proud of how well she has done this year.

Mind you, I was more gobsmacked when Ser­ena Wil­liams crashed out later the same day – I was sure she would win it yet again.

It was a shame too that Maria Shara­pova ( was knocked out so early on – she’s al­ways been my ten­nis crush.

Last year I saw her walk­ing down the street in Wim­ble­don and she is even more stun­ning close up. She stands 6ft 2ins tall and her legs are amaz­ing – they lit­er­ally go on for­ever!

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