Monthly Archives: June 2013

Stakhovsky shakes off Federer on center court

TweetSergiy Stakhovsky put an abrupt and shocking end to defending Champion Roger Federer’s 2013 Wimbledon quest in the second round. It also ended the Swiss’ 36 Quarter-final Major streak, the Ukrainian doing what Simon was so close to doing less than a month back in Paris. Stakhovsky was not intimidated by history or the Center […]

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De Brito buries Sharapova on Graveyard of seeds

TweetMichelle Larcher de Brito, the 21 year old Portuguese qualifier ranked 131, beat the world number 3 and 2004 Champion Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of Wimbledon on Court two, the infamous Graveyard of seeds. Not only did de Brito outgrunt Sharapova, she outplayed her as well. De Brito jumped out to […]

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Bouchard bombards Ivanovic on Center Court

TweetEugenie Bouchard, the 19 year old Canadian and 2012 Junior Wimbledon Girl’s champion, beat twelfth seeded Ana Ivanovic 6-3 6-3 in 63 minutes in the second round of Wimbledon. Called to Center Court 15 minutes after the withdrawal of number two seed Vika Azarenka, the 19 year old, a month younger than Laura Robson and […]

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Wimbledon: The second round preview

TweetThe stand out match of the second round men’s draw is Tsonga versus Gulbis. Both men have given great performances over the years on the Grass. Tsonga has had greater success than Gulbis with his defeat of Federer in 2010 but Gulbis played brilliantly in his defeat of Berdych in last year’s first round. While […]

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First round review: the performance round

TweetThe first round of Wimbledon was one characterized by the quality of a few performances. Devoid of epic five setters, or even a thrilling four setter, what stood out in this year’s first round was the play of a few underdogs, on paper if not class. On day one, Monica Puig started it off as […]

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Robson KOs Kirilenko in Wimbledon first round

TweetLaura Robson did something we had not seen at Wimbledon for some time in beating tenth seeded Maria Kirilenko on court number one in the first round. Not only did she take out a highly-seeded opponent on a big court but she did it with the conviction one has come to expect of the uber-confident […]

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Dashing Darcis dices up Nadal in Wimbledon first round upset

TweetSteve Darcis, the 29 year old Belgian ranked 135 in the world, has not been up to much on the ATP tour this season, winning only one main draw match. But today, playing against the two time former Champion Rafael Nadal on court number one, Steve Darcis got up to something quite big, winning as […]

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Murray and Federer win Wimbledon warm-ups

TweetThe Grass ‘season’ is already one week old and a quarter finished. After three months of playing on clay the players move to the Grass no sooner as the red clay has been brushed off Rafael Nadal’s shoes. The players have about the same amount of time to get their games together for the Grass […]

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Lessons from the French

TweetSo, with the French Open over, what did we learn from the finale to the 2013 Clay season? 1. Rafael Nadal is the Greatest Clay court player ever…ah wait. We already knew that. But we learned he, the greatest champion at any of the Majors ever, is even Greater than we thought. 2. Serena Williams […]

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Nadal defeats Ferrer to win eighth title at Roland Garros

TweetRafael Nadal defeated David Ferrer in straight sets to become the first man in tennis history to win eight titles at one Major. Nadal was the heavy favorite before the match but the start of the match suggested it would not be as easy as some had predicted. The match began in a scrappy fashion. […]

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