|Ali at Wmbledon on 22 June 1992, with her bear Julian.|
One of Ali's bears, called Julian, spent 50 weeks of the year sitting quietly on top of a bookcase in Ali's bedroom. However, during Wimbledon fortnight he was always to be found in the living room, sitting in front of the television, so that he could watch all the tennis (!) I cannot recall how he developed such a love of the game, but it was natural that he came with us - in 1992 and in subsequent years - when we went to Wimbledon.
On that first occasion, we had only a ground pass which enabled us to see matches on the outside courts. When I discovered that Ali's favourite player, Boris Becker, was about to play on centre court, I somehow managed to talk our way onto that court to see him play.
Ali was pleased to have a ring-side seat to watch Boris....
|Ali (back of head, on left) watching Boris Becker|
|Ali with Boris|