Posts Tagged "Wimbledon 2011"

Before Australian sports fans get too excited by Luke Saville and Ashleigh Barty winning this year’s boys and girls Wimbledon titles, a collective breath needs to be taken before possible claims that Australian tennis may again be on the up.

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Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic was confirmed as the new world No.1 when the ATP rankings were released on Monday.

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Kvitova is the new force in the women’s tennis and this is certainly not the last time she raised the Venus Rosenwater plate above her head. She is only 21 and promises to be the new force to be reckoned with, for many more years to come.

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Luke Saville of South Australia dashed Englad’s hopes when he dismantled Liam Broady in the Boys’ singles final at the All England Club 2-6 6-4 6-2, who was gunning to become the first British to win Wimbledon boys’ championship since 1962.

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The ultimate showdown at Wimbledon has come down to a titanic battle between the World No.1 Rafael Nadal and the World No.2 Novak Djokovic.

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Novak Djokovic has fought tooth and nail to capture the world No.1 ranking only to find a rampant Rafael Nadal ready to undermine his status in Sunday’s Wimbledon final.

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Petra Kvitova stunned favourite Maria Sharapova to win her first Grand Slam title with a 6-3 6-4 victory in the women’s singles final at Wimbledon on Saturday.

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South Australian Luke Saville produced a comeback worthy of his idol Lleyton Hewitt to win the Wimbledon boys’ final against Britain’s Liam Broady on Saturday.

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Women’s tennis was all about charm and elegance, as was portrayed by champions such as Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles and Justine Henin, to name a few. However, the game went through a transformation with the advent of the Williams sisters.

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Has women’s tennis turned the Williams corner? The quarter-finals dawned with not a Williams in sight. No Serena, no Venus.

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Bernard Tomic has impressed in his charge into the Wimbledon quarter finals but tonight he takes on the might of the Serbian world number two Novak Djokovic. Join us for all the live Wimbledon action from 10pm AEST.

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The top four seeds in the men’s field have advanced to the quarter-finals, though in a contrasting fashion.

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Key moments in time often define great players. This has been shown on many occasions in many sports, but tennis seems to have more than most because of the one-on-one battles the sport provides.

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As soon as Bernie Tomic started grabbing the tennis headlines around the world, you could bet your house on Rafael Nadal being injured. That’s the Nadal way.

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The teenage qualifier, Bernard Tomic, at 18 years and 255 days,stands as the first youngest quarterfinalist at The Championships since Boris Becker in 1986.

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Bernard Tomic has beaten Xavier Malisse in straight sets at Wimbledon, cruising through to win 6-1, 7-5, 6-4. The 18 year old dismantled the world number 47 to advance to the quarter finals and set up a likely match-up with Novak Djokovic.

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Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter is pulling off the most delicate of diplomatic balancing acts at Wimbledon.

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Defending champion Serena Williams has no intention of surrendering her Wimbledon crown, warning her rivals: “Don’t bet against me”.

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Just some of the media chirps rising after Bernard Tomic straight-setted Wimbledon number five seed Robin Soderling to move into the fourth round: “Bernard Tomic, Australia’s new tennis ace, new tennis sensational, on his way to the top.” Ace it up.

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Roger Federer roared into the second week of The Championships with a clinical display of serve-dominated tennis against his old adversary David Nalbandian, brushing aside the Argentine, 6-4,6-2,6-4 in just one hour and 48 minutes.

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