A collection of “Firsts” at Wimbledon

Manic Monday has delivered and it has given us some incredible stories on the women’s side of the draw as 16 became 8 as we found out who our quarter finalist would be. No wins in five appearances, first quarter final! What a story for Zhang Shuai! Zhang has been coming to Wimbledon since 2011 and in her five main draw appearances has never recorded a win. This year she now has won four in a row to make it to her first Wimbledon quarter final. On route to this stage she has just seen off 19 year old Dayana … Continue reading A collection of “Firsts” at Wimbledon

Barty falls to Relentless Riske on Manic Monday!

World number one Ash Barty has gone home. Her 15 match winning streak has come to an end by Alison Riske from the USA who always enjoys her time on the grass. Coming into Wimbledon the 29 year old who is known for showing her emotion on court has won an ITF event in Britain followed by a trip to Rosmalen where 0-6 down in the final against Kiki Bertens she recovered to win and is into her first Wimbledon quarter final as her epic run at SW19 continues! Four three set victories in a row and what a group … Continue reading Barty falls to Relentless Riske on Manic Monday!

Wimbledon; Middle Monday Preview

On Monday, 16 men and 16 women will battle for a place in the quarter finals. 32 will become 16 but who will be the final eight on both the men’s a women side? Women’s Bottom Half Maybe looking ahead but a guarantee is that we will have a first time Wimbledon finalist! In the bottom half of the draw we have; Elina Svitolina v Petra Martic Karolina Muchova v Karolina Pliskova Simona Halep v Coco Gauff Shuai Zheng v Dayana Yastremska No of the eight players have been to a Wimbledon and now one will. But first, we have … Continue reading Wimbledon; Middle Monday Preview

Wimbledon Round 1 – Novak v Philip, Naomi v Poots, Coco v Venus & many more!

Novak Djokovic v Philip Kohlschreiber I suppose opening rounds don’t get tougher than this. Novak will be looking at this one and the first thing that will be on his mind will be the defeat to Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells 6-4 6-4 earlier on this year. The good news for Novak is that since then they have met twice with Novak coming through on both occassions. They did meet at this stage of Wimbledon four years ago with Novak going through in straight sets and I expect Philip to really give him problems but over five sets I only see … Continue reading Wimbledon Round 1 – Novak v Philip, Naomi v Poots, Coco v Venus & many more!