Category Archives: Wimbledon

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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Mandy mown down by Federer in SW19


TweetMandy, a winner of zero major titles, broke Federer, the winner of sixteen, in the opening game of the Wimbledon Final 2012. Mandy and the home crowd could not have asked for a better start. And though Federer broke back, Mandy did not choke as he has done in other major finals. Instead it seemed […]

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Serverena back to Major-winning ways at Wimbledon

Serena Williams Wimbledon 2012

TweetThe first set between Serena and Aggie in the 2012 Wimbledon final was what we had all feared. No, tennis fans did not fear Serena winning, not at all. (Neutral)Tennis fans are generally pleased to see Serena win. She is, without doubt, one of the Greatest women’s players ever and is generally much appreciated. No, […]

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Murray moves into final to face Federer


TweetThe men’s semis have been played and won and neutral tennis fans the world over will sigh in relief that another Nole-Rafa grind-fest slam final does not await them but instead they will be served up an intriguing contest between perhaps the Greatest player of all time and the best player never to have won […]

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Aggie to square off against Serena in first Major final


TweetThe Wimbledon center court crowd were treated to two superb performances from the upcoming women’s finalists, strong competition from their vanquished opponents and two matches that were almost mirror opposites regarding pace and style. WTA tour fan favorite, Aggie Radwanska, came back from 1-3 down in the first set against Angie Kerber, the recent Eastbourne […]

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