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Posted on: July 17th 2018

Whitmore Goes to Wimbledon

On the opening day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2018, 10 students in Years 9 and 10 were rewarded for their efforts and leadership in tennis this year with a visit to Wimbledon. It was a tough decision but Miss Wright and Miss Prest decided to come along in the end too.

First up was the men's defending champion Roger Federer on Centre Court. Showing hisWimbledon 1 class, the eight times Wimbledon champion won in straight sets against Serbian Dusan Lajovic.

Throughout the day students enjoyed testing their own skills on the courts and soaking up the unique atmosphere as they explored the grounds. Last up on Court One was six times Wimbledon champion Serena Williams, having last won the tournament in her last appearance here in 2016. Her opponent Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands put in a strong display in the first set, but Serena showed her strength and desire to win and outwitted her opponent in two straight sets.

Students thoroughly enjoyed what was a day of sunshine and some great tennis! Wimbledon 2Apparently the teachers also enjoyed it. A great reward for the following students' effort and leadership: Rui Scott 10AS, James Whitcombe 10AS, Aleks Andic 10TA, Yash Visram 9ZI, Israr Alam 9ZI, Sandip Khadka 9LA, Esraa Mohamed 10NA, Ali Alizai 9LE, Imadh Mohamed 9LE, Beshaun Benjamin 9FO. Well done :)