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July 1st, 2009

Federer v Haas, Roddick v Murray in Wimbledon Semis

Federer advanced to his 21st straight Grand Slam semifinal by straight-setting the giant-serving giant Ivo Karlovic.

Posted by Staff @ 9:06 pm in Tennis | 99 Comments »

June 30th, 2009

Wimbledon Notes: Dr. Ivo an Ace, Federer Grass Foes

Tommy Haas and Novak Djokovic have Grand Slam wins over Roger Federer. And Lleyton Hewitt has a grass win plus a best-of-five set win over the Swiss…

Posted by Staff @ 2:38 pm in Tennis | 21 Comments »

June 30th, 2009

Venus, Serena Williams Into Wimbledon Semifinals

The Williams sisters are attempting to put at least one sister in the final for an amazing nine of the last 10 years.

Posted by Staff @ 12:37 pm in Tennis | 68 Comments »

June 29th, 2009

Federer Pummels Soderling, Murray Survives in 5 at Wimbledon

“Today was hard to get through a really dangerous match,” Federer said. “Not many rallies, so maybe not as much fun for the people. But I stayed calm, waited for my chance.”

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

June 29th, 2009

Williams Sisters, Safina Favorites in Wimbledon Quarters Tuesday

The Williams sisters remain on track for a second straight all-Williams final after younger sister Serena also advanced, brutalizing Daniela Hantuchova 6-3, 6-1. Venus has now won 31 consecutive sets at Wimbledon, the longest streak since Martina Navratilova’s 40 in a row in 1982-85.

Posted by Staff @ 7:34 pm in Tennis | 29 Comments »

June 28th, 2009

Murray, Roddick, Hewitt, Haas Winners at Wimbledon

“I don’t know why they don’t have lights here,” complained Haas. “I have never stopped a match a 6-6 before in the final set. It’s tough to come back but I’m happy to get through. I think they should be like the US Open and have a tiebreak in the final set,” Haas complained some more. “I could hardly get out of bed today, but the adrenaline took over.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:18 am in Tennis | 60 Comments »

June 28th, 2009

Jankovic Sore in Loss to American Oudin at Wimbledon

“[I] was just thinking that she was any other player, and this was any other match, and I was at any other tournament — you know, not, like, on the biggest stage, at Wimbledon, playing my first Top 10 player,” Oudin said. “I mean, I go into every match the exact same, you know, like, no matter who I play. It’s not, like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I’m playing the No. 1 player in the world.'”

Posted by Staff @ 3:14 am in Tennis | 24 Comments »

June 27th, 2009

Serena Wins; Venus, Safina, Ivanovic in Action Saturday at Wimbledon

Among other Top 10-seeded results, (4) Elena Dementieva was an easy 6-1, 6-2 winner over unheralded fellow Russian Regina Kulkova, (7) Vera Zvonareva handed an injury walkover to (26) Virginie Razzano, (8) Victoria Azarenka defeating (28) Sorana Cirstea 7-6, 6-3, and (10) Nadia Petrova stopped the run of the Sharapova-killer, Gisela Dulko, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 4:07 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

June 27th, 2009

Djokovic Fillets Fish; Roddick, Murray on Saturday at Wimbledon

“I thought the rhythm was very high,” said Federer of his match with Kohlschreiber. “We played a lot of tough points. I really thought from my side it was an excellent match.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:04 am in Tennis | 189 Comments »

June 26th, 2009

Women’s Zzzzzzzzzzs at Wimbledon

Mauresmo will next meet Pennetta, Ivanovic against Stosur, Jankovic against Oudin, and the elder Williams will face Spanish comer Carla Suarez Navarro.

Posted by Staff @ 3:15 am in Tennis | 34 Comments »

June 26th, 2009

Hewitt Blisters del Potro; Fish vs. Djokovic Friday at Wimbledon

Matches to look for Friday include (2) Roger Federer vs. (27) Philipp Kohlschreiber, (28) Mardy Fish vs. (4) Novak Djokovic, (22) Ivo Karlovic vs. (9) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, (24) Tommy Haas vs. (11) Marin Cilic, (7) Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco vs. (32) Al Montanes, (13) Robin Soderling vs. Nicolas Almagro, and (15) Tommy Robredo vs. Dudi Sela.

Posted by Staff @ 3:12 am in Tennis | 13 Comments »

June 25th, 2009

Sharapova Exits Second Round at Wimbledon

“Losses are tough — more here than at any other tournament,” said Sharapova, who with a slow-healing surgically-repaired shoulder chucked in seven double faults in the second set alone. “I would have liked to have a longer season before coming here…It took me a while to get going. It’s a little too late to start picking yourself up when you’re down a set and 3-love.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:37 am in Tennis | 17 Comments »

June 25th, 2009

Federer Wins, Djokovic Lines Up Fish at Wimbledon

Other Top 10-seeded winners were (2) Roger Federer over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-2, 6-4, (7) Fernando Verdasco defeating Kristof Vliegen in four, and (9) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga receiving a walkover against Simone Bolelli.

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 am in Tennis | 179 Comments »

June 23rd, 2009

Defending Champ Venus Rolls in Opener; Wimbledon Notes

“It was pretty straightforward,” Williams said. “I really enjoyed being out there. You know, it’s a special moment when you walk back as defending champion on that court, throw those balls up for that first point. It’s a really great feeling.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 pm in Tennis | 125 Comments »

June 23rd, 2009

Favorites Roddick, Murray Win at Wimbledon; Wed. Schedule

“It wasn’t an easy match,” Murray said. “It was difficult. Staying calm was a huge part of winning. He came up with some huge serves when he was down. And sometimes that can get frustrating.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 pm in Tennis | 95 Comments »