Maria Sharapova fell over and complained that Court 2 was unsafe today not long before they started having Hawk Eye issues but that was just a small problem for Wimbledon today.
It started with an early morning announcement that there was essentially no point bothering to go down and line up for tickets. Some people waited in line for over six hours only to be irritatingly told they still had another 2-3 hours to wait. Others were entertained by Toni Nadal and Judy Murray serving coffee.
Defending champion Petra Kvitova has revealed she’s been struggling with back pain over the last 10 days.
“I think it will be all right tomorrow. I have just stiff back, so I hope it will be all right.
I play from the beginning and I knew what I have to play. I have good tactics plans. Yeah, it seems very easy from the beginning, but some games was really close. I try to win the big points. Read more »
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki’s woeful results have continued on at Wimbledon. Wozniacki went down 5-7, 7-6, 6-4 to Tamira Paszek in a match that lasted almost three hours.
Wozniacki had two match points in the second set but the stubborn Paszek forced and third and took the match, Caroline later saying “It sucks when you lose, especially after holding match points, and it’s no fun being out already.” Read more »
‘Aussie Kim’ needed her fans today after a nasty tumble at 3-3 in the first set against Li Na saw the Australian Open defending champion roll the ankle she struggled with last year. After halting play immediately Clijsters returned with a heavily strapped ankle and impaired movement and it looked as though Kim’s final day as a professional athlete at the Australian Open was over.
Despite looking like she might get steam rolled Kim said she didn’t want to retire from her last match at Melbourne Park and said “You just keep fighting because you never know what goes on the other side of the court,” and sure enough something was happening down the other end of the court. Read more »
With the three of the five most powerful and most likely to win the Australian Open in the WTA suffering injuries recently Li Na and Petra Kvitova as the only ones in cruise control. Serena Williams appears to have recovered from a ankle sprain in Perth and is flaunting her ripped body during Rod Laver Arena practice sessions. Kim Clijsters insists her hip is better but she has struggled so much in the last 12 months with injury issues that the defending champ is still under a cloud of doubt.
That leaves Caroline Wozniacki who is clinging to her number one spot as the only one without a Grand Slam and the one in the biggest doubt. Read more »
Tournament favourites and top seeds Tomas Berdych and Petra Kvitova for the Czech Republic have won the diamond encrusted balls at the Hopman Cup in Perth defeating the French team of Marion Bartoli and Richard Gasquet 2-0.
Unbeaten world number two Petra Kvitova seemed unhindered by and back niggles she had had the previous day when she had clutched at her left lower back before losing the thoracic rotation in her shots. Petra had struggled with her serve, appearing to be dragged down by her poor posture on the right thorax for a good portion of the third set against Caroline Wozniacki. Read more »
Serena Williams has continued her unbeaten streak by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5, 6-1 and has reached the US Open semifinals without losing a set.
Their match was originally slated for last night, with tournament organisers hoping to squeeze the women’s matches into a rain break that never really came. When the players came on court last night they never got beyond the warm up. Read more »