With an average England side having done all that’s been asked of them so far in the European Championships, my eyes are temporarily turning away from football and forward to Wimbledon...
From a purely sporting perspective, the question I ask myself every year is... who is the fittest player in the women’s game – and yes, I am that shallow!!!
For me, Steffi Graf is the best female tennis player of all-time (by the way... Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag for last Thursday... did you get my card?!) and a brilliant athlete... So whilst none will ever compare with my favourite German, here are two particularly attractive young ladies you might want to look out for at SW19... assuming the rain stays away.
Both of these girls are ranked in the world’s top 40... the first is the Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova (above), who lost to eventual champion Petra Kvitova in last year’s quarter-final. She’s tall (5’11”), very thin and evidently a pretty good grass court player. The second is the Russian Maria Kirilenko (left), 5’9”, blonde, gorgeous... how good a tennis player is she?
Absolutely no idea... does it really matter?!!
But just in case you think I’m being totally sexist, the hottest of the men is surely Serena.... woops Rafael Nadal. You may already know that Rafa and I share a birthday, we also play tennis left-handed... and we’re both drop-dead gorgeous... In fact the only difference is that I’m occasionally prone to ridiculous exaggeration...
So there you have it... tennis sorted... now I can concentrate on the footie. Bring on the Italians!!
All my own work... almost.