Just out of curiosity I had a look at the WTA rankings today to have a look at how many players with ‘ova’ as the last three letters of their surname were in the top 100. There were 19 – and that’s not even counting Barbora Zahlavova Strycova twice! That means almost one in every five players in the top 100 is an Ova!
4 – Maria Sharapova Read more
There has only been one week of play so far but it has been a bizarre week at Wimbledon.
It all started with Roger Federer opening proceedings on center court in what should have been an easy match, and an easy path to the quarterfinals after he was gifted the number one spot, and therefore an easy draw, by the Gods of Grass, essentially snubbing Nadal as world number 1. Instead of coming out and playing the routine match we expected from Federer, he looked rusty and far from his best as Falla took him to five sets, almost knocking him out on multiple occasions. Things didn’t improve for Federer until he comfortably beat Arnaud Clement in the third round. Read more
Posted in Anastasia Rodionova, Andy Murray, Injury, John Isner, Media, Nicolas Mahut, Rafael Nadal, Robin Soderling, Roger Federer, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Victor Hanescu
Victor Hanescu has been widely backed up by past players and commentators over spit-gate, where he spat in the direction of patrons who had been heckling him and were later arrested. What has disgusted many was the manner in which he ended the match, deliberately foot faulting before throwing in the towel at 0-3, with the withdrawal being called a “disgrace on the tournament”.
Today Hanescu has been fined $15,000 USD, $7,500 for miscondouct and another $7,500 for not giving his best efforts on court. Read more
Svetlana Kuznetsova has stubbed Russian-born Australian Anastasia Rodionova after she was beaten 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 Kuznetsova by-passed the waiting Rodionov, shook the umpires hand and left the court without shaking her opponents hand, much to the crowds disgust. Read more