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July 14th, 2018

Kerber Stops Serena Williams for 1st Wimbledon Title

“Playing finals against Serena, you know that she is playing her best tennis,” Kerber said. “That’s the matches that she loves. Especially on the center courts. I was trying to not thinking too much that I playing against Serena. I was trying to staying on my side of the court. Staying little bit cool, being not too much emotion.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:22 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 8 Comments »

July 12th, 2018

Serena Williams, Angie Kerber to Repeat Wimbledon Final of Two Years Ago

“It’s crazy, I don’t even know to feel because I literally didn’t expect to do this well in my fourth tournament back in 16 months,” the 36 year old said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 6:11 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 34 Comments »

July 10th, 2018

Serena Williams Comeback Propels Her Into Wimbledon Semis Against Goerges

Williams in the semifinal will line up against unlikely opponent and No. 13 seed Julia Goerges of Germany. The lanky, equally-big ball-striking Goerges has had little historical success at Wimbledon until Tuesday coming from a set down to defeat No. 20 seed Kiki Bertens 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Posted by Staff @ 5:08 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 25 Comments »

July 9th, 2018

Serena Wins, Pliskova Upset Makes for Seeded History Monday at Wimbledon

“I’m a perfectionist, I always find something wrong,” Serena said afterwards. “I thought it was a good scoreline, but it was tougher than the scoreline. She can hit the ball well, which is why she made it so far…I knew we were both mums, I’m not sure how often that’s happened, if ever. It shows you can be a mum, you can be in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. You can do whatever you want.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:20 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

July 7th, 2018

Halep Joins Wimbledon Upset List as Women Rest for Manic Monday

Taipei’s 32-year-old Su-Wei Hsieh, who has lost more career matches than she has won and never cracked the Top 40, ousted the world No. 1 Simona Halep 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 7:22 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 3 Comments »

July 5th, 2018

Muguruza Mauling Leaves Wimbledon Without 6 of Top 8 Seeds Thru 2 Rounds

“It is a huge win,” said fellow Belgian and BBC analyst Kim Clijsters. “Van Uytvanck is a super-nice girl. She had to deal with injuries in 2016 and worked hard to come back. For her to have this result is amazing. I am really happy for her.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:18 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 8 Comments »

July 4th, 2018

Wozniacki Eats Bugs, Joins Seeded Exodus at Wimbledon

Compounding Wozniacki’s frustration was an invasion of flying ants during the match that saw insects flying in her ears and mouth during the competition.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:53 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 32 Comments »

July 4th, 2018

Former Champions Kvitova, Sharapova Crash Out Of Wimbledon; Williams Sisters Return Tues.

Upsets continued to be the story of the women’s draw.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 am in Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

July 2nd, 2018

Top 5 seeds Stephens, Svitolina Exit on Day 1 at Wimbledon

Also orchestrating upsets were Czech Katerina Siniakova outlasting an ankle-addled No. 16 seed CoCo Vandeweghe 6-7(3), 6-3, 8-6, Romanian Sorana Cirstea topping No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova 7-5, 6-3, Italy’s Camila Giorgi grinding down No. 21 Anastasija Sevastova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, and German veteran Andrea Petkovic beating No. 31 Zhang Shuai 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 19 Comments »

July 2nd, 2018

Federer, Serena, Venus Open Play Monday At Wimbledon

It’s opening day at Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 7:49 am in Wimbledon | 46 Comments »

June 30th, 2018

Wimbledon Preview: Serena in Group of Death, Stephens Can Become No. 1

The Group of Death contains two former No. 1s, a No. 2, and last year’s US Open semifinalist and quarterfinalist among other floaters…Tough starts for (5) Svitolina vs. the grasscourt title-winner Maria, (21) Sevastova vs. Giorgi, (32) Radwanska vs. Safarova 2nd rd., and (2) Wozniacki vs. Makarova 2nd rd…(25) Serena’s early path is former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus, a qualifier/wildcard, then (5) Svitolina, then (10) Keys.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

June 27th, 2018

Wimbledon Seedings: Serena In, Cibulkova Snubbed; Federer, Nadal 1, 2

Serena Williams got that Wimbledon seeding.

Posted by Staff @ 5:07 pm in Wimbledon | 53 Comments »

June 4th, 2018

Opinion: Serena Williams and Team Blew It at French Open

“It didn’t start before I got here,” she said. “The first time I felt it was against [Julia] Goerges in my last match. That’s when I started to feel it.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:56 pm in French Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 31st, 2018

Serena, Pliskova Struggle Through at French Open; Friday Matches to See

“I have definitely always had that will to win,” the 36-year-old Serena said about coming back from a set down. “It was something I was born with, thank goodness. You know, this is a Grand Slam. This is my first one back. I want to do the best that I can. I want to be able to just do my best and one day tell my daughter that I tried my best. When I was out there, that’s all I was just trying to do, is just do that.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:35 pm in French Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 31st, 2018

Halep Escapes 1st Round Upset; Serena, Maria Up Thursday at French Open

“I had a slow start because it’s always tough to start this tournament,” Halep said.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 am in French Open, Tennis | 20 Comments »