Category Archives: Wimbledon

Murray wimps past Verdasco to make the last four

TweetAndy Murray could not have tried harder to lose his quarter-final meeting with Fernando Verdasco and his Spanish opponent could not have tried harder to aid him to victory. Dropping a passively played first set on a double fault, Murray then dropped the second. While the 31 year old Spaniard played his part, too, whacking […]

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All eyes on Agnieszka: Wimbledon semi-finals preview

TweetFor Agnieszka Radwanska to win a Major, it was commonly thought, Serena Williams, Vika Azarenka and Maria Sharapova would all have to be removed before the last four. One of them she could perhaps handle, particularly Sharapova over whom she has had some big wins, but two of them would always be too much. At […]

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Sabine shocks Serena in SW19 last sixteen

TweetWimbledon has been a happy hunting ground for Sabine Lisicki over the years. But in this year’s last sixteen she stalked and captured the biggest beast in the grounds, a head to mount on the wall in pride of place, above that of Kuznetsova in 2009, Li Na in 2011 and Maria Sharapova in 2012: […]

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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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