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Pam Shriver
"It was great that Frew McMillan was recognised"
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Sunday, 2 July, 2000, 05:49 GMT 06:49 UK
Parades and parlance
Champions Parade
Wimbledon's ex-champions on parade at Centre Court
BBC Television commentator Pam Shriver looks ahead to an intriguing second week of matches after a thrilling opening six days.

Eight of the 16 players remaining in the women's draw are American. So from my standpoint, that's fantastic.

Venus Williams
Everything is going to plan
The only match in the round of 16 that doesn't involve at least one American is the Martina Hingis-Anke Huber game at the top and the only one involving two Americans is at the bottom between Linsday Davenport and Jennifer Capriati. That one is the most interesting last 16 match to me.

For the first time in the entire first week there were no upsets for the women on Saturday. Venus Williams had a tough second set after an easy first set because Nathalie Dechy seemed to settle down.

Davenport and Dokic

Davenport was much better on Saturday. I saw her in the second round and that was really scary. Elena Likhovtseva played well, but Lindsay was not herself and she was very fortunate to win. So I think we're lucky to have our defending champion still in it.

Jelena Dokic
Surviving against the odds
I think it's impressive that Jelena Dokic has backed up last year's quarter-final result. She's winning routinely and has proved she likes grass.

The only thing unimpressive about her is her father. Everything else she's doing at Wimbledon is good and maybe if there wasn't so much conflict around her she'd be doing even better.

She's obviously one of the up and coming young players the WTA tour has. You just wish she didn't come with all the other stuff.


Martina is having a great tournament. The fact that she and Mariaan de Swardt made such a good comeback to win and that she was in a long third set in the mixed doubles - that's a lot of tennis for a 43-year-old to play. It's the equivalent of playing five sets of tennis.

Martina Navratilova
Playing a lot of games
I asked her if she was sore and she mentioned her right quad was a little sore. But Martina is macho, she likes to be sore. She'll be okay by Monday.

It was a shame actually that I was so far apart from Martina in the parade. I was out early and she was one of the last ones out, so I didn't really get to talk to her until she was in the locker room waiting to play doubles.

I actually wanted to thank her for making it possible for me to be part of the parade, but I figured it was corny, because Hingis and Pierce were in there. But it was nice to be able to spend a few minutes with her, although I'm really not supposed to spend too much time in the locker room.

When I first sat down on the court and the applause was coming for everybody, I got kind of emotional. I had to pinch myself. There were 59 players parading and then I saw the mini-ceremony for the Woodies, Sanchez-Vicario, Hingis and Sampras.

I don't think in the history of tennis there has ever been such a group. Doubles has never been included before and there were so many singles players who came back and people who reached the finals at least twice like Stolle, Ivanesevic and Mandlikova.

I thought it was a really nice way to include the singles winners and so many other great players.

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