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Tennis on the Thames with McEnroe and Seles

Commuters crossing the river on Monday morning did a double-take as a tennis court floated downriver from the London Eye to Tower Bridge with John McEnroe and Monica Seles playing a match.

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The floating tennis court was a publicity stunt by American Express to promote their Tennis at Tower Bridge event in Potters Fields Park this week.

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The court will be lifted from the barge onto a scaffolding platform constructed above the grass in the riverside park.

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Monica Seles looks up at the small crowd gathered on the Millennium Bridge


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Speaking after today's game Seles said there had been no clear winner: "It was such a thrill to play with John on a barge on the Thames. I have never done anything even close to this before. I am thinking this was a dream."

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