Two ladies from Morpeth were onto a big winner when they were informed of their success in a public ballot for tennis tickets.
Not only were Hazel Elliott and her friend Susan Tait lucky enough to receive tickets for Wimbledon, they were given an excellent position in the stands at Centre Court (six rows from the front) for the Men’s Singles final on Sunday.
And their plan to be spotted by a camera operator worked as they were seen by friends and family on a few occasions. They wore matching red and yellow tops and red trousers, waved Northumberland flags and stuck smaller flags to their straw hats.
They had the pleasure of watching two of the world’s best players going toe-to-toe for the title. Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in a five-set thriller that lasted almost four hours.
Mrs Elliott said: “We were stunned when we found out earlier this year that we had received tickets for the Men’s Final and we had the most magnificent day on Sunday.
“The atmosphere was amazing and Centre Court was much bigger than I imagined. We could not have picked a better match either.
“It was Susan’s idea that we should wear the red and yellow outfits and bring flags to see if we could get on television and we were delighted that it worked.
“Two ladies sitting near us also got their tickets through the public ballot and it’s great that general members of the public get the chance to receive tickets for the finals at Wimbledon.”