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WIMBLEDON 2013- it's Ladies' Singles Semi Final day!

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Raahh Thu 04-Jul-13 09:50:32


Well, it's flying by, this tournament. sad

Am very miffed that Lipsticki is on second,as I'll probably miss all of it- due to having school meetings and Rainbows between 2.30 and 5.30. .I may catch bits but it's not looking good. And as it's on Centre, even a rain delay won't help.

Not sure who I want to win the first match - but Lipsticki for the tournament, I say- so Go! Lipsticki!


Raahh Thu 04-Jul-13 10:03:05

If I was a betting person, I'd be really interested in knowing what odds are being offered on a possible Polish double this year- Radwanska and Janowicz could do it. Radwanska goes into today the favourite , and Janowicz has beaten Murray before, - and this is a tournament of surprises, so....

Oh well- suppose i should at least make some effort in the house before the action startsgrin

NotAQueef Thu 04-Jul-13 10:24:08

Morning all. Probably not going to be around much today as didn't really get much done yesterday!
I can't wait 'til tomorrow's matches. Janowicz looks like an interesting match up for Murray.

Chubfuddler Thu 04-Jul-13 10:25:07

Janowicz and murray have only played once before and not on grass, plus it was about four years ago so that meeting is an unknown quantity for them both. If murray plays like he did yesterday he will lose. He's better bring his A game as they say.

Go Lipstick!

MirandaWest Thu 04-Jul-13 10:28:51

Do they get their big bags carried in for them on semi finals day? And do they have to do silly curtseys?

I saw Navratilova and Pam Shriver are playing doubles today at some point. Would like to see that.

Raahh Thu 04-Jul-13 10:32:33

Janowicz beat Andy in the Paris masters last year, *chub.

mumblechum1 Thu 04-Jul-13 10:35:11

We're going to the Finals on Saturday. I have never watched tennis in my life and have no particular interest (it's a corporate invitation).

Can someone tell me who I should be cheering on as I've never heard of any of them.


Raahh Thu 04-Jul-13 10:35:19

grrr- dd2 pressed send

but i think Murray will go into tomorrow in a better frame of mind than yesterday. Not sure what he was thinking in the first 2 sets.

mumblechum1 Thu 04-Jul-13 10:36:00

That's ladies singles,obv.

Raahh Thu 04-Jul-13 10:38:48

mumble- envy

Well, Saturday is the women's final- and at the moment we don't know who is in itgrin

Today it's Polish number 1 Radwanska against German Lipsicki (we like her- if she's inthe final, cheer her).

Other semi, Bartoli and surprise semi-finalist Klipkens. I'm not keen on the playing style of either, but Bartoli mayhave the edge.

Cheer for Lipsicki (if she gets there)- and have a great day envygrin

Raahh Thu 04-Jul-13 10:40:11

i have just realised yesterday i thought Klipkens would have the edgegrin

I clearly can't make my mind up about those two!

mumblechum1 Thu 04-Jul-13 10:40:54

Ok, thanks. I'm sure it'll be fun once I get in the atmosphere of it all.

Raahh Thu 04-Jul-13 10:41:16

and- Mumble- OYBBK should be along soon so you'll know whether to take a brolly or suncream.

Raahh Thu 04-Jul-13 10:42:12

I went a long time ago- even if you're not watching and just walking around, you can't fail to get sucked in. grin

mumblechum1 Thu 04-Jul-13 10:46:16


NotAQueef Thu 04-Jul-13 10:55:23

Mumble! envy envy
as a life long tennis fan who never gets tickets in the ballot I am very envious.
I hope you have an amazing time.

Stila Thu 04-Jul-13 11:05:38

Mumble you will have a great time and as Raahh says you will get sucked in . I took along a non tennis friend ( well I made her join the queue at silly o'clock one Saturday am ) and even after sitting in a field for hours she was totally sucked in and loved it ... and queued the following year with me.

I have managed to pull tickets for the women's final the year Novotna won. Also been lucky enough to go to men's QF's and SF's alas never a men's final sad

ClayDavis Thu 04-Jul-13 11:13:42

envy. Have been to men's QF and women's QF. You will definitely get sucked in. Not sure how much play will be on the outer courts on Finals day but it's worth wandering around to see who's playing. If you get there early you might see some of the bigger names warming up on the outer courts.

magimedi Thu 04-Jul-13 11:16:01

Will be rooting for Flikins - I love her.

Read in the paper that the 'magic pills' Del Potro was given were paracetemol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

siezethenight Thu 04-Jul-13 11:19:24

Happy late morning to all...
Nan's knickers are saved and I am home!
My dd elder has had 2 wisdom teeth out this morning shock she's 6 weeks off giving birth and has lost near 3 stone in weight thanks to being sick throughout. I am stunned they took her teeth out now given it limits her being able to eat to fed her and baby - baby is so small for term... She also has asthma and is seriously not feeling well so on way home here now with her partner. I will have to be on jelly making and soothing duties for next few days - shame really as that means I best not go out and leave her alone. Her partner will have to go to work, so, am housebound until at least Monday morning smile about that but sad for dd. Anybody know if int his stage she can take pain killers? Best she call midwife really though.
Anyhow - gearing up for tennis nonetheless.
Come on Lipsticky!

siezethenight Thu 04-Jul-13 11:20:29

Wait a minute - hold everything - mumble you are going to the finals??? envy

Raahh Thu 04-Jul-13 11:27:55

sieze- your poor dd. Teeth are evil fuckers- dh has been struggling for months with one of his. I'm sure there must be something she can take -hopefully someone will have an idea. I'm 41 and haven't had/got any wisdom teethgrin says a lot grin.thanks for her- pregnancy can be shit at the best of times, without added stuff. (I had to have wrist surgery when I was having dd1. It didn't helpgrin).

And gehen sie! (i think- best check with chub) to Lipstiki!

Raahh Thu 04-Jul-13 11:29:08

And dd2 hasfallen asleep- wtf am i still watching Dr Ranj? grin

siezethenight Thu 04-Jul-13 11:36:47

She's home - they also took a regular tooth out to make room for another one? Don't get that given she's 22 and all teeth are present? She had stitches in her mouth shock Anyhow, she's home. Going to bed for a bit.
I am making jelly!

Paracetamol apparently raahh So dentist said, its okay in this stage of pregnancy. She has a huge list of things she is not allowed to do and eat.
Crikey - Dentists are evil people.

Shall keep Tv volume down today and remain in kitchen away from living room and stairs.

Raahh Thu 04-Jul-13 11:42:19

Dentists and car mechanics are both the same sieze- both evil-you go with one thing,and end up with a bill for half a dozen others. <bitter> grin

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