Top 10ers Serena, Errani, Ferrer, Tipsarevic Eye Sunday Titles
by Staff | July 15th, 2012, 12:10 am

There’s little rest for the top players. Just days after Wimbledon several of the game’s best have already embarked on a very busy summer schedule.

In California, Wimbledon champion Serena Williams made a successful transition from the grass to the hardcourts. The former No. 1 reached the Stanford finals after decimating Sorana Cirstea 6-1, 6-2 earlier this evening. Serena, who is also the defending tournament champion, will play free-swinging countrywoman CoCo Vandeweghe for the title.

The 20-year-old Vadeweghe was a lucky loser – she lost in the qualifying – but since has won five matches in eight days after stunning No. 5 seed Yanina Wickmayer 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 to reach her first career WTA final. Vandeweghe is the first lucky loser to advance to final since Melinda Czink’s runner-up finish at Canberra in 2005.

A title tomorrow would tie Serena with elder sister Venus with 43 career victories.

On the clay in Palermo, French Open finalist Sara Errani is in the final where she’ll meet Barbora Zahlavova Strycova Sunday. Errani beat Begu, Strycova ended the hopes of promising Brit Laura Robson.

On the men’s tour, David Ferrer stayed hot on the red clay beating Grigor Dimitrov to advance to the Bastad final. And there in the title match will be a familiar face, Nicolas Almagro. Ferrer has won all 10 meetings with Almagro, two coming this year.

Janko Tipsarevic is into his first career clay final at Stuttgart. The Serb will face Juan Monaco in the Sunday final in Germany.

“It’s a great final for the spectators. Everyone is happy here,” said Monaco who leads Tipsarevic 2-1. “It will be a difficult final. Janko is a great player. This year, he’s playing really well. But I like to play on clay so much. It will be a tough match and we’ll see how it goes.”

In Croatia, Marcel Granollers upset fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco to advance to the Umag final. He’ll collide Sunday with Marin Cilic, a winner over Alexandr Dolgoplov.

On the grass in Newport, former Top 10ers Lleyton Hewitt and John Isner will meet in the Hall of Fame championship. Hewitt outdueled the hard-charging Rajeev Ram in three while Isner eased passed the pesky Ryan Harrison in straight sets.

“It’s about getting wins and putting yourself in a position. You doubt yourself more when you’re coming back from surgery,” Hewitt said. “You can’t just click your fingers and start moving and playing the way you want to play. And that can be frustrating.

“I have small goals at the moment. I’m trying to get my movement as close to 100 per cent as possible. And be to the point where I don’t have to think about it either. You come back from surgery and you think about everything. My whole mechanics have changed. So that’s taking a bit of time.”

Hewitt has won both career meetings with Isner.

“I haven’t had much success at all against him. He’s definitely had my number you could say,” Isner said. “He doesn’t mind playing against really big servers because his return is one of the best in the game. With the way he returns, that puts pressure on his opponents, similar with the way I can serve. It’s going to be different styles out there but it should be a good match.”

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13 Comments for Top 10ers Serena, Errani, Ferrer, Tipsarevic Eye Sunday Titles

RZ Says:

Nice to see Errani continue her strong play (and bounce back from losing a golden set!) and yay for Robson reaching her first WTA semi!

Krishna Says:

Starnaud Astrology picks Rafael Nadal to win the Olympics 2012..@jamie..who does your astro pick?

laslo Says:

I think this is possible. He’s won it before and he’ll be at this best.

jamie Says:


No predictions yet. I don’t think Nadal will win. He will probably lose early on grass for the third time in a row like at Halle and Wimbledon. Grass is his worst surface now, clearly…

He will probably lose his second match on grass at the Olympics. Same as at Halle and Wimbledon.

jamie Says:

Though during Euro2012, Mente Perfecta posted this:

Use Google translate

Krishna Says:

Oh interesting thanks @jamie. Hope Nadal loses in the early rounds of the Olympics :)

jamie Says:

Two things. The Argie psychic has not given an official prediction on the Olympics winner. So I have no prediction from the psychic yet.

Also, I found this.

July 11, 2012
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London olympics 2012 is very crucial for Roger Federer.
It is now or never for him.Olympics singles gold medal has been missing.
It is his 4th olympics.
Four is lucky for Federer.
Lucky 6 Sachin Tendulkar could win cricket world cup only in his 6th world cup.
Then India won against Sri Lanka by 6 wickets.
I have been writing blogs about Federer since 2007.
In these blogs i stressed the significance of numbers 5 and 8 for Federer.
His birth number is 8.
His fate number is also 8.
It is quite fortunate to have the same birth number and fate number.
The occult number of Roger Federer is 50(5+0=5).
The occult number of Mirka federer is 41(4+1=5).

He won the 17th grand slam on July 8.
He won olympics tennis doubles on August 17,2008.
The year 2012 represents 5.
The next significant numbers for Federer are 1 and 4.
His zodiac sign is leo.
It is strongly related to 1 and 4.
The first name,Roger, carries the occult number 19(1+9=10,1+0=1).
The second name,Federer,has occult number 31(3+1=4).
The London olympics tennis begins on July 28(2+8=10,1+0=1).
The final is on August 5.
These factors are quite favourable for Roger Federer.
It was in his first olympics that Federer first met his wife Mirka.
Her original name is Miroslava Vavrinec.
The name carries 17 characters.
The occult number of Mirka is 10(1+0=1).
The name begins with the alphabet “M”.
It is the 13th alphabet(1+3=4).
Also,occult value of “M” is 4.
The occult number of Miroslava Vavrinec is 57(5+7=12,1+2=3).
She was born on April 1,1978.
Her fate number is 30(3+0=3).
See,it is the 30th edition of olympics.
It is quite reasonable to predict that Federer will win the never achieved singles gold in olympics 2012.

jamie Says:

July 9, 2012
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Number 8 has begun to play a prominent role in Tennis.

Rogrt Federer,Serena and Venus are number 8 persons by virtue of their birth date.

In the case of Federer number 8 is much stronger as both his birth number and fate number is 8.

Veteran player Kim Clijsters is number 8.

New generation players Petra Kvitova,Li Na,Tsonga etc ate number 8 persons.

Roger Federer is now sweet 17(1+7=8).

His grand slam number will surely increase.

He turns 31 on August 8,2012.

Age 31 is related to his Zodiac Sign Leo.

Numbers 1 and 4 are represented by Leo.

Age 32 is significant by virtue of his occult number.

By 2014 Federer will have won atleast 19 Grand Slams.I have quite often stressed the role of history in the occurrences of significant events.

Incidents within a span of 9 years is one among them.

Federer first won Wimbledon in 2003.

In 2012 he equalled the record of Pete Sampras.

Serena has also created history.

She equalled the Wimbledon record of her sister Venus.

Venus is now 32 years.

Her fate number is 32.

Her record is equalled by sister Serena.

Serena also created another history.

She became the first woman over 30 to win Wimbledon since Martina Navratilova in 1990(1+9+9+0=19,1+9=10,1+0=1).

Navratilova is now 55 years.

The occult number of Martina Navratilova is 55.

Her birth date is 18.

She won 18 grand slams.

jamie Says:

^ Looks like Federer could end up with 19 slams…

jamie Says:

Federer and Regulus

When I first had a look at Federer’s solar return for this year, what impressed me was that his natal ascendant ruler (Mercury) was conjunct the SR Midheaven in Leo and they were both conjunct Regulus. In fact, Mercury was extremely close at 29o57΄ Leo. So, I thought, that’s nice, this could be a year that he returns to the top after falling short to Nadal and Djokovic for the last two years.

However, it didn’t turn out to be so. The first grand slam after his birthday was the US Open, where he lost to Djokovic, after a dramatic semi-final. Then he had a great end of the season, but Federer always plays great indoors, so that was nothing extraordinary. The next grand slam was the Australian Open where he lost to Nadal in the semi-final. He continued to play great though, he won three ATP world tour titles, but still no grand slam, which I would expect from Regulus. Then came the French Open, which is a Nadal thing, so, again, no win there.
I thought that perhaps Regulus has moved into Virgo and the conjunction doesn’t count. Still, Mercury is very, very close. Perhaps all could be explained by Mercury being retrograde. Or perhaps by the SR Ascendant ruler (Mars) in the 8th house and in fall. But Mars in Cancer is also his natal placement. Anyway, I gave up.
And then came Wimbledon. Before the start of the games, I read an article that said that Federer could regain his No 1 status on three conditions: Federer MUST win the title, Nadal has to lose before the quarter finals AND Djokovic shouldn’t reach the final. I thought, no way, that’s impossible.
Then Nadal lost in the second round by the No 100 in the world. I started to hope, because when Nadal is out, Federer always plays better, but there was still the Djokovic problem. Federer himself would have to beat Djokovic if they both reached the semi-finals. Surprisingly, he did! Federer played a great game and he was much better than Djokovic.
The only obstacle remaining was Murray at the final. Murray started better, won the first set and played better in the second, but, quite unexpectedly, Federer broke him in the last game of the second set and from then on he had the upper hand. Federer won and became World No 1 once again, just before this year’s solar return expires. How fitting.

metan Says:

Keep posting, they are so cool n funny as well. Wk wk,

Where is your prediction? I am so desperate to see rafa , he still can move like a jagger,,
If Rafa beats Roger Goat this olympic,my sister will get me uso ticket, cooooool, can’t wait to see the battle,

Sienna Says:

Jamie basicaly it says that he or she predicted Roger winning slams last year which did not happen. so what is it all worth ?

metan Says:

HURRY, any more predictions FOR TENNIS MAN, : india, chinese, latino, starnoud, etc

All are WELCOME Before the closing date on July 28, 20012 SUMMER OLYMPICS

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