G is for... Grass Court Tennis

Yes, a timely grass court tennis action shot as Wimbledon gets underway.  This photo was taken at the Wimbledon Qualifying Tournament the week before Wimbledon, just down the road in Roehampton.

I'm a member of the club where the qualifying tournament takes place, but in all my time being a member this is the first time I've been down to watch the tournament.  I must have been mad - it's a great spectacle, and while there aren't any big names, there is plenty of good standard tennis matches to watch.

This is Alex Kuznetsov, an American who went on to win this match and qualify for the Championships.  He was playing on Monday against the Italian Fognini, the sixteenth seed and unfortunately didn't make it through that five set match, losing the fifth set 9-7.

I'm linking this post to Charly's Alphabet Photo Project over on PODCast - and she has a gorgeous grotto this week - so pop over there and see what other people have chosen for their G!