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June 25th, 2011

Murray v Gasquet, Nadal v Del Potro on Wimbledon Manic Monday; X-Notes

“I thought today was a particularly good performance by my side, on my serve again,” said the self-effacing, humble Swiss. “I think I played a great match.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:26 pm in Tennis | 22 Comments »

June 25th, 2011

Wozniacki, Sharapova on Track for Wimbledon Meeting After Saturday Wins

Sharapova will next face No. 20 seed Shuai Peng, who beat Melinda Czink 6-2, 7-6(5). Wozniacki was a mirror-opposite of Sharapova in her 6-3, 6-2 win over No. 27 seed Jarmila Gajdosova, making only six unforced errors.

Posted by Staff @ 2:07 pm in Tennis | 58 Comments »

June 24th, 2011

Roddick Loses, Ripped by ESPN Crew at Wimbledon; Tennis-X Notes

“Some stuff” have been various injuries in 2010-011, but nonetheless ESPN commentator and former U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe and former Roddick coach Brad Gilbert absolutely ripped the American for playing passive tennis over the last few years and abandoning the grip-it-and-rip-it style that won his his lone Slam title at the US Open. ESPN commentator Pam Shriver chimed in that it could possibly be time for Roddick and coach Larry Stefanki to part ways.

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 pm in Tennis | 253 Comments »

June 24th, 2011

Woz Wins, R-up Zvonareva Upset Friday at Wimbledon

“I’ve been playing very well my two matches here and hopefully I can keep it up,” Wozniacki said. “I’m serving well, I’m moving well, and I’m moving the ball around well. I won the junior title here in 2006 and Eastbourne [WTA event] two years ago. Hardcourt is my best surface, but grass is good for me as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:01 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

June 22nd, 2011

Nadal Up to Gilles in Trouble; Mattek Unfashionable Exit at Wimbledon

“It was a long time ago, but he beat me,” Nadal said. “So that’s what happened. Gilles is a very dangerous player, especially on this surface. So it will be a very tough match for me. I don’t know what is my best form, I try my best every day. I need a few adjustments.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:58 pm in Tennis | 209 Comments »

June 21st, 2011

Venus Wears Cotton Bag, Wins; Minor Upsets Day 1 at Wimbledon

American Ryan Harrison loses in the final round of the Wimbledon qualifying as he did at the French, smashing his racquet in a fit and taking a chunk out of the grasscourt. But like at Roland Garros, he gets into the main draw as a lucky loser.

Posted by Staff @ 1:25 am in Tennis | 58 Comments »

June 17th, 2011

It’s a Williams Sister World: 2011 Wimbledon Preview

Did I mention world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki is the No. 1 seed? Talk about under the radar.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:44 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 7 Comments »

July 3rd, 2010

Opinion: Serena Williams Walks to 13th Slam Title at Wimbledon

After the smoke clearer, world No. 1 Serena Williams showed that perhaps her only equal on tour is injury.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:00 pm in Tennis | 24 Comments »

June 25th, 2010

Serena Beats Ass, Bows to Queen at Wimbledon, Complains

“I have mixed feelings about that,” Williams said. “You know, I don’t think I should be out there. But in a way, I feel like, you know, with my popularity, it’s cool to see — when I was leaving, I stayed for a while, and I signed tons of autographs. A lot of these people can’t get into the Centre Court and stuff.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:08 am in Tennis | 11 Comments »

June 21st, 2010

Venus Williams, Clijsters Advance in Opening Yawners at Wimbledon

“Tina Turner? I love her,” said Williams on the inspiration for her outfit. “I love Tina Turner. Obviously, she’s just an amazing, amazing artist, just a survivor. She reinvented herself. Plus she looks great. I’ve loved her forever. So the dress is really inspired by her.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:43 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

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