Monthly Archives: June 2011

Wimbledon: Men’s Semifinal Preview

Casual Tennis Fan: Wait. What’s he doing here? Casual Tennis Authority: Who? Jo-Willy? CTF: Yeah. Wasn’t he down two sets to Federer? Nobody comes back from that. CTA: Nobody had at a Grand Slam. 178-for-178. But it’s a different Federer. … Continue reading

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Wimbledon: Women’s Semifinal Preview

If women’s tennis were a relay race, the baton would have been dropped before crossing the finish line. The rhythm on the wta is reminiscent of a Russian’s serve. Or, Ana Ivanovic’s. And yet here we are at Wimbledon with … Continue reading

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Wimbledon Week 1 Recap – Men’s Department

Top seeds barely break a sweat Defending champ, Rafael Nadal, and six-time champ, Roger Federer, cruised through their first three matches without dropping a set while 2nd seed Novak Djokovic didn’t face much more competition on his way to the … Continue reading

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Kimiko Date is So Old, She Spins Her Racquet

              It was great to see some unorthodox tennis on Centre Court today! Let’s hear it for creative types who get down low! I’m all for flat shots and net rushing but I think … Continue reading

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Serena Williams is a 1960s Girl; Federer is Jealous

              Thank you Serena Williams for not coming onto Centre Court today with a dress inspired by Big Ben, a Princess Beatrice hat, a corset or anything in the Eleven collection. It was nice … Continue reading

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Did Venus Fashion Plagarize Bethanie Mattek Sands?

At first I thought Venus Williams was just showing her support for Greece when she walked onto court 2 today at Wimbledon. But it suddenly hit me: I had seen this look on the tennis court before! Bethanie Mattek-Sands wore … Continue reading

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Wimbledon Preview – WTA Edition

Let’s Transition! Are the few weeks between Roland Garros and Wimbledon really a transition period? Transitions should be a longer process, but in tennis things move quickly. After the long, demanding clay court season, suddenly this old fashioned surface with … Continue reading

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