Thu Jun 24 10:16am EDT
Thursday at the 2010 Wimbledon will forever be known as Queen Day, as Queen Elizabeth II visited the tournament for the first time since 1977, but something she said to a legend might highlight her visit to the All England Club.
ESPN's Hannah Storm reported a funny exchange the queen had with nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova. Greeting the queen, Martina was asked by her majesty if she played Wimbledon often. Martina, humble as ever, politely answered yes, she'd won it nine times over her career. Obviously the queen isn't fixated on tennis history.
Along with the flub, the queen had a lengthy itinerary on hand that included meeting and greeting some of the youngsters, a ton of the other players and a front row seat to Centre Court where she watched Andy Murray take down Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.
It was cool to see the queen on such sacred grounds of the sporting world. There is almost something calming about having someone so revered visit a place of such history and tradition.