Wimbledon serving up ace entertainment for tennis fans

We are now a few days into the best two weeks of the year in the world of tennis, and so far Wimbledon has lived up to all expectations.

Without doubt, the biggest story so far has been former champion Venus Williams’ exit at the hands of 15-year-old American, Cori Gauff.

Gauff had already set a record becoming the youngest player to qualify for the main draw before her incredible straight sets victory over Williams, who had won two Wimbledon titles before the youngster was even born.

The men’s tournament has provided the most shocks so far with the fourth, fifth and sixth seeds Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas all suffering defeats in the opening round, along with Frenchman Gael Monfils.

Whilst the notable name missing from the ladies tournament is second seed Naomi Osaka who was beaten in straight sets by Yulia Putintseva.

There is good news for those following the British contingent with seven players including Kyle Edmund, Heather Watson and Johanna Konta through to the second round, the highest number since 2006.

The standout tie for the British players in the second round sees Jay Clarke take on the most successful man in Wimbledon history – Roger Federer

There is also an update on another popular British player, Andy Murray, who will partner one of the most successful women in tennis Serena Williams in the mixed doubles competition. If the pair can develop a bond they will take some stopping.

With 11 days left, there are some fantastic matches to look forward to, especially with the likes of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal on the same side of the draw in the men’s championship and Serena Williams in the same side as defending champion Angelique Kerber and top seed Ashleigh Barty.

You can catch all the action live on the BBC or alternatively if you are interested in attending, find out more at https://www.wimbledon.com/

Heading Out?

Parkers are currently taking bookings and, as it can get very busy this time of year, we always advise to book early. We have a range of vehicles, including Mercedes saloons and people carriers for larger groups, to ensure you arrive at wherever your destination happens to be in comfort. We also offer free child seats.

Our cars to Wimbledon start at £60 for a taxi and £75 for an executive car.

Wherever you are headed this month, whether on a day out to the tennis or off to the airport, let Parkers do the driving. Contact us to make your booking today.