Wimbledon Centre Court always receives celebrities and sportspersons from around the during the tournament. Former England football team captain David Beckham has been here. Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar, current captain of the Indian cricket team Virat Kohli have also paid a visit. This year as well, Beckham was back at the Centre Court last week.
On Tuesday, it was former England captain Alastair Cook who was at the Wimbledon Centre Court with wife Alice for the match between Garbine Muguruza and Svetlana Kuznetsova. Cook is currently part of the England squad that is playing the Test series against South Africa.
Muguruza, who lost to Serena Williams in the final last year, dumped Kuznetsova in straight sets 6-3 6-4 to set up a women’s singles semi-final against Russia’s world number 87 Magadelena Rybarikova.
I seez Alastair Cook pic.twitter.com/bxB9SaWr5I
— Andrew Miller (@miller_cricket) 11 July 2017
Cook made a splendid hundred in the second innings of England’s first Test against South Africa at Lord’s. England defeated the Proteas by 211 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.
England set South Africa a target of 331 in the Lord’s Test with more that four sessions remaining in the match. South Africa hoped to win or draw the Test but that was ruined by spinner Moeen Ali who produced a brilliant spell of spin bowling to take six wickets and bowl England to win.
Moeen took six wickets for 53 runs to earn the man-of-the-match award. This was South Africa’s first loss against England at Lord’s in a Test match since 1960.