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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 June, 2004, 15:21 GMT 16:21 UK
Wimbledon diary - day nine
By Our team at Wimbledon

Tatiana Golovin
Some of the players often seem bemused by the questions fired at them during their after-match press conferences.

Tatiana Golovin was the latest to look puzzled when asked about Serena Williams' serving in their match.

Q: Were you aware she broke the Wimbledon serve record? A: Really? Q: 126 miles an hour, the fastest at Wimbledon. A: Good for her.

Q: Were you aware of that? A: No. Q: But you had an idea she was serving big? A: Obviously, she's a strong girl.


Good news Royal Box fans.

Sir Cliff Richard made his debut in the posh seats on Tuesday, sitting alongside Gloria Hunniford.

They were joined by Have I Got News for You star and renowned tennis fan Ian Hislop and his wife.


The Wimbledon Shop has been doing its usual roaring trade this year in dispensing souvenirs to eager fans.

The most popular items have once again been the replica men's and women's towels as used by the players and the club crest T-shirts.

Sales figures are unavailable for these and also for the most expensive item - an original framed picture of the 2004 tournament poster at a cool 1,800.

Last week there was a sudden surge for umbrellas and kagools. Wonder why....

Links to more Daily Diary stories


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Wimbledon diary - day four
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Wimbledon diary - day three
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Wimbledon diary - day two
22 Jun 04  |  Daily Diary
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