Wimbledon( CNN) On a muggy London summer’s day a middle-aged Australian maiden examines out at the snaking creek of humanity before her. She is mystified. Never before has she viewed an orderly procession such as this.

She animatedly tells those nearby that she has winged from Melbourne to watch her beloved Roger Federer elegantly move on Wimbledon’s Centre Court, but did not expect to have to camp for two days in a ballpark for the purposes of the amusement. Begrudgingly, she admits her fate and meets the line.

For 24 times this tennis devotee would undertake an annual around-the-world tour to watch tennis greats compete in the sport’s oldest tournament, but in the seven years since her last-place call to this reces of south west London often has changed.


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