Judy Dalton direct from Wimbledon - Day 2 review

Wednesday, June 25
Wednesday, June 25

WOW  what a reception Lleyton Hewitt received during his opening round match and after his victory.

Choruses of "Hewittt Hewitt" went around the courts much to the dismay of other competitors.  It was just great to see. He thoroughly deserves every accolade.

ANOTHER nice touch was the centre court formality.   As Marion Bartoli is not defending her women's singles title, she was given the honour of doing the ball toss so she did not miss out on walking onto centre court as reigning champion. 

Her popularity with the All England Lawn Tennis Club committee is remarkable. She makes a significant contribution as a new member. When I talked to her the other day, she told me she never travels anywhere without the replica of her Rose Water Dish. So she is in her element here.

WEATHER is wonderful and the sale of Pimms and strawberries is soaring. The Wimbledon straw hat at £55 is topping sales as well.

The "oldies" are here. Ken Rosewall is a guest of the AELTC this year, celebrating 60 years of playing here. Neale Fraser and Rod Laver are also on deck.  Laver is launching his book in the UK.

Oh, and  everyone is adhering to the all white rule – even the Williams sisters.

JUDY (Tegart) Dalton was a singles finalist at Wimbledon in 1968 and women's doubles champion at Wimbledon in 1969. She was also a two-time Wimbledon mixed doubles finalist.