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by Meryl K (subscribe)
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I was most fortunate to have been asked along to watch the Wimbledon matches being held at Centre Court last Thursday, thanks to my flat mate who managed to get Return Tickets off Ticket Master.

Being an avid tennis fan, I was all ready to see some famous names in the flesh namely Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal (all of whom were scheduled to play Centre Court that day). What I did not expect, however, was to witness one of the greatest tennis upsets in a long while watching first timer at Wimbledon, Lukas Rosol, smack home one un-returnable serve after another, causing the exit of second seed Rafael Nadal.

My first Wimbledon experience was so exciting that it led me to splash out on yet another Centre Court ticket. This time, the matches were fairly more predictable. I managed to see Roger Federer win his match, and with that, I am more than content to end my Wimbledon experience (at least for this year).

However, for those of you out there who have never experienced Wimbledon live, I recommend taking advantage of ticket prices these last few days. While Centre Court has become quite pricey at 95-120 per ticket, Ground Passes are now starting at 17 for Wednesday and works its way down to 8 pounds on the final day of Wimbledon.

Ground Admission passes allows one access to unreserved seating at Courts 3-19, and to explore the grounds of Wimbledon Park itself. Put together a makeshift picnic and catch the match live on the big screen in Wimbledon Park itself if you don't want to spend hours queuing for Court 3, which is arguably the most value for money court to camp at as it has the highest chance of housing the top seeded players.

Click here for a full range of ticket prices and how to purchase them, and here for the scheduled matches.
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Why? Catch an exciting match of tennis
When: 25 June - 8 July
Where: Wimbledon
Cost: Tickets as little as 8
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