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July 2nd, 2015

Thanks for the Input Ladies, But Men’s Tennis is Just Fine

It’s a battle on the men’s side. And it’s not going to change to taking spa breaks in the middle of matches. It’s not going to change to having your coach run on to court to help you because you can’t figure out how to change strategy or take advantage of weaknesses or formulate a plan.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:22 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 22 Comments »

June 27th, 2015

Bencic, Istomin 1st Time Title Winners Entering Wimbledon

Denis Istomin at the grasscourt event in Nottingham became the first player ever from Uzbekistan to win an ATP World Tour title, on Saturday edging American Sam Querrey 7-6(1), 7-6(6).

Posted by Staff @ 10:44 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

June 26th, 2015

Wimbledon Preview: Who Can Stop Serena? Nobody.

Bouchard will drop an ****-load of points after this event. Serena is going for a third Slam in pursuit of all four this year.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:48 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

June 26th, 2013

Bat-s**t Crazy Wimbledon Day Sees Off Federer, Sets Records

The shriek-fest that was Sharapova and Portuguese qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito saw Sharapova fall three times on the grass in a 6-3, 6-4 loss where she was out-hit and out-shrieked.

Posted by Staff @ 11:04 pm in Tennis | 213 Comments »

June 22nd, 2013

Wimbledon Preview: Will Off-court Drama Derail Serena Williams?

The latest issue of Sports Illustrated features an interview with Serena where she stirs numerous pots — accusing fellow Wimbledon champ Maria Sharapova of being “boring” and going on and on about her boyfriend, who is an ex of Serena. She also weighs in on the high-profile rape case of a 16 year old, with the subtext that the girl deserved it because she was drunk, the parents were at fault, and the penalty to the rapists was too harsh (which she subsequently apologized for on her website, then paid a visit to the family).

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:09 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 5 Comments »

July 8th, 2012

Federer Beats Down Murray, British Hopes, for 7th Wimbledon Title

With the win Federer again rises to No. 1 on the ATP Rankings, a feat few predicted after the Swiss fell to No. 3 and his the 30-year mark behind youngsters Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Staff @ 1:17 pm in Tennis | 499 Comments »

July 7th, 2012

Serena Williams Struggles to Wimbledon Championship Over Radwanska

The result was generally a forgone conclusion as the underpowered Radwanska, facing Williams’ brutal baseline bashing, entered the match struggling with an upper respiratory illness. But the tone of the match quickly changed in the second set when Williams needed to step up to close out the match.

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 20 Comments »

June 23rd, 2012

Roddick, Ferrer, Petrova, Paszek Win Weekend Grass Titles Entering Wimbledon

It was Roddick’s fifth title on grass, and through the first six months of the season he is the only American male to win a singles title.

Posted by Staff @ 7:33 pm in Tennis | 61 Comments »

July 2nd, 2011

Kvitova 2011 Wimbledon Champ; Bryans Win Doubles

“Last year I didn’t have many chances to win,” Kvitova said. “Serena played so well. I was young and didn’t think I could beat her. I don’t know what was different, because today I felt I could win.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 30th, 2011

Sharapova, Kvitova Advance to Wimbledon Final

“I’m thrilled to be in the final,” Sharapova said in her post-match news conference. “I was pretty realistic. I hadn’t been past the fourth round in a few years. So to be at this stage, I’m just thrilled to have the opportunity to go for it.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:30 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 23 Comments »

June 29th, 2011

Sharapova v Lisicki the Popcorn Match; Wimbledon Women’s Semi Previews

I’m going with Kvitova through to the final. And Azarenka breaking a racquet or giving a very audible obscenity. Or whacking a ball into the crowd and hitting the queen or George Michael.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:13 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 59 Comments »

June 28th, 2011

Sharapova Suddenly the Wimbledon Favorite After Quarters

“I was playing someone I lost to a little over a month ago on clay in two sets, so I knew she was capable of playing some really good tennis,” Sharapova said of Cibulkova. “A few years ago I also lost to her at the French Open, at the same stage as today. I thought I played really solid and did the right things to win this time.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:23 pm in Tennis | 20 Comments »

June 27th, 2011

Wozniacki, Williams Ousted; Big 4 Men On Course at Wimbledon; X-Notes

“To be honest, I don’t really care what people think or say or do,” said the defiant No. 1 Dane. “I cannot really do anything now. I did my best and it wasn’t good enough.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:41 pm in Tennis | 150 Comments »

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 »