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US Open Day 2: Yawn

29 Aug

So there were no exciting upsets on Day 2 of the US Open. There was also not much excitement at all. Players defeated opponents quickly and efficiently. Defending champion Novak Djokovic killed his opponent Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-0, 6-1. The match lasted all of 73 minutes and was pretty much an ass whooping.

Then Serena Williams defeated fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-1. At this point it kind of seems like Serena could win in her sleep. Her sister Venus Williams on the other hand has been struggling. Venus has been trying to push past her autoimmune disease but fell short in the past. Venus did manage to defeat fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-3, 6-1.

So no close matches yet. Maybe there will be some excitement on Day 3 with Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray.

-M

And that Makes 7 for Roger Federer

8 Jul

It is a very conflicting feeling having Roger Federer win his 7th Wimbledon. On one hand I am happy as an American. On the other I am so sad for poor Andy Murray. Murray would have been the first Brit(he’s technically Scottish but that’s apart of GB still) to win since 1936. But instead he lost and Federer became the oldest man(30) since 1975 to win. At least Murray put in a good fight. The score was 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.

It was so close that Murray even got angry which we all know is a no-no for the reserved English culture. He even slammed his racket down. I wonder what Prince William and Kate thought of that in their Royal box? Murray started out strong breaking Federer’s serves and calling plays. But in the end he just couldn’t keep up.

So now that Serena Williams and Federer have won at 30, does that mean 30 is the new 20? May just in tennis.

-M

Serena Wins Wimbledon

7 Jul

Serena Williams just won her 5th Wimbledon title on Saturday. She took out first-time finalist Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7. 6-2. That poor Polish girl didn’t stand a chance against Williams’ aces. She had 102 aces in the tournament and 4 in one game. That’s amazing considered she just recovered from foot surgery. This is Williams’ 14th major title.

The fun is not over for Williams who will be competing with Venus later today in the doubles final. We will be watching.

-M

Serena Is Back, Baby

5 Jul

She was never really gone in my opinion, but the Serena we all know and love came back with a vengeance Thursday.  She made her way to the Wimbledon final in record-setting fashion by serving 24 aces.  She is also the first player in her 30s to reach the final since Martina Navratilova made it there in 1990.

Serena overcame her opponent, Victoria Azarenka, in straight sets. She will face Agniezka Radwanska in the final on Saturday.  This will be the first Grand Slam final for Radwanska, and she will need all the help she can get if Serena is on her game like this.

Can we all forget about that fluke of a first-round loss in the French Open now? When Serena is on fire like she was during this match, it is fair to say that she is unstoppable.

-K

Sharapova Gone : (

2 Jul

Wimbledon is turning out a lot of upsets this year. First we save favorite and super hottie Rafael Nadal upset last week by Lukas Rosol. Now Maria Sharapova has fallen to 15th Ranked German, Sabine Lisicki. Sharapova lost 6-4, 6-3. It is sad to see her go because she was trying to become the first woman since Serena Williams in 2002 to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year.

Sharapova just won the French Open which completed her career Grand Slam. Serena Williams is still in it and has yet to play her 4th round. She will take on defending champion Petra Kvitova next.

-M

 

 

Nadal Wins for 7th Time

11 Jun

After a rained out match yesterday at the French Open Rafael Nadal made broke a record this morning winning for the 7th time. Nadal beat number one ranked Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. Djokovic was attempting to make history too by winning four consecutive titles but alas there can only be one record setter. Before rain swashed the game Sunday Djokovic was leading in the 4th set, 2-1. But Djokovic double faulted on match point (meaning he made two bad serves in a row) making Nadal the winner. But these two will meet again soon at Wimbledon.

-M