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About Abbie Boraston-Green

After her promising tennis career was cut short by a shoulder injury, Abbie went first into coaching and then a promotional position with the Lawn Tennis Association. She and her husband Paul live in Warlingham with their two children, where Abbie now works part-time for a national breast cancer charity. More Posts

Djokovic triumphs

I was at Centre Court with one eye on the clock to get back for the Euro final. Matteo Berrettini started promisingly but there was too much in the Novak Djokovic locker. The Italian could offer pace and power but too often lost rallies to unforced error. It was not a vintage final. The greatest [...]

July 12, 2021 // 0 Comments

A day at Wimbledon

Uncle Bob (Robert Tickler) informed me that negotiations have broken down for the sale of his debenture ticket and would I like to go? Of course I would – though I have never accepted that Wimbledon is primus inter pares of the 4 Major tournaments. The staff were even more officious than [...]

July 6, 2021 // 0 Comments

Djokovic on course

One play in the French Open final defined why Novak Djokovic might well win the GOAT (Greatest of all Time ) debate. He was two sets down to Stefanos Tsitsipas, 12 years his junior, and he has never come back in a Major final with that deficit. Tsitsipas played an exquisite drop shot at the net. [...]

June 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

Women and sport

It is arguable that one of the greatest casualties of the global coronavirus pandemic has been the last half century’s advancement of female equality. Already it has been reported that, in direct consequence of the UK lockdown, female employees has been more likely to be furloughed and/or [...]

May 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

Djokovic wins at Melbourne

Of the four Majors my favourite is at the Rod Laver Arena arena at Melbourne, Australia’s premier sporting city. I don’t like the flummery of Wimbledon with cameras going to see which celeb is in the Royal Box; Roland-Garros is elegant but Rafa Nadal always rules on clay; and the American [...]

February 3, 2020 // 0 Comments

Second Tuesday thoughts

Yesterday afternoon, no doubt like many who had time and opportunity, I settled down in front of the television to watch the BBC’s live coverage of Wimbledon – specifically, by flicking back and forth between BBC1 and BBC2, the Women’s quarter-finals between Elina Svitolina and Karolina [...]

July 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

Business end of Wimbledon

My husband Paul and I watched Johana Konta beat Sloane Stephens to be that rare lesser spotted specimen, a British woman in the second week. I debated whether to put British in inverted commas as she holds three passports – Australian, Hungarian and British. Phil and I don’t agree on [...]

July 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

Nature Valley Eastbourne

Yesterday I went with Bob Tickler to the grass court tennis championships held in Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park. Bob is no expert on tennis though that has never prevented him from expressing his views but his take on its organisation, facilities and play is of value. Personally I prefer the [...]

June 28, 2019 // 1 Comment

Rust tennis preview

On this organ we tend to avoid doing the obvious when it comes to sporting previews because Fleet Street’s finest tend to cover the ground so comprehensively – and some might say better. As a result it seems appropriate, as the start of Wimbledon 2109 next Monday looms upon the horizon, to [...]

June 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ticket issues

Yesterday I made my plans to go Devonshire Park Eastbourne for the tennis tournament this week. I googled Devonshire Park and was directed to Nature Valley who sponsor the tournament. Several of the days were sold out but there were a few left for the day I wanted to go. The ticket allocation had [...]

June 24, 2019 // 0 Comments

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