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
Two time champion Petra Kvitova is out of Birmingham. The Czech number two who missed Roland Garros following a retirement in Rome is still not ready to return too tennis and to Birmingham to defend her title. The former Birmingham and Wimbledon champion has been suffering with an arm injury for some time now and as well as there being no appearance at Birmingham this year there is also big doubts over her participation at Wimbledon which will be a race to get fit and potentially a wildcard in Eastbourne is an explorable option. Coming in however to join Venus … Continue reading Birmingham; Petra out, Pliskova in, One wildcard remaining…
Dominic Thiem injured! It’s a shame that Dominic Thiem’s run at Wimbledon is over before it has really begun. The Austrian who made the Roland Garros final a few weeks ago picked up an injury down two sets and a break to Baghdatis called it a day. The 5th seed seemed to be having a problem with his back/shoulder and received some treatment for this but could not continue. Kvitova stunned! Well, I had Petra down as my favourite and Sasnovich with respect is no pushover. I expected her to give Petra a battle but to do what she did … Continue reading Wimbledon 🎾 Day 2 – Thiem 🚑 Kvitová 👎🏻 Clarke so close 🥈 Spanish duo through, Goffin out 😢 DelPo 💪🏻 British trio win!
Wimbledon begins on Monday, 256 players will begin their tournaments over the next few days but only half will survive but who is a contender for the title? Roger Federer The man looking for his ninth title. The eight time former champion did his usual hiatus of the clay court season and returned to grass at the beginning of the month in Stuttgart where he won his first title, a tenth Halle title did not materialise after a tough defeat to Borna Coric in the final in what was an unconvincing week from his standards. Favourite? Maybe but it’s not … Continue reading Who will win Wimbledon? 🤔
Following her win in Birmingham and becoming the first player to win a title on the three surfaces this year it be fair to say Petra Kvitova is favourite for the Wimbledon title. Petra has won Wimbledon on two previous occasions in 2011 and 2014 but since her last victory there she has won four matches in three years not making it past the third round. However… this has now been thrown into doubt. News broke in the morning that Petra has had to withdraw from Eastbourne where she was due to play Agnieszka Radwanska with a hamstring injury. Later … Continue reading Petra Kvitova; Race to be fit! Wimbledon favourite?
Well, the draw gods have treated us to some stunning round one match ups at the ATP 500 event in Queens Club and the WTA Premier event in Birmingham where I will be next week. So let’s have a look? Queens Club Marin Cilic v Fernando Verdasco Top seed Marin Cilic takes on an unpredictable Fernando Verdasco. Fernando’s game is very much at it’s best when he is able to sit on the baseline with time. He adapts well to all surfaces and recently secured his 500th career win on the tour. Fernando will provide a challenge and I think … Continue reading Dissecting the Draw’s – Queens Club & Birmingham
Just over 6 months ago Victoria Azarenka gave birth to her first child called Leo now the former world number one who returned to action in Mallorca lately will have her eyes set on Wimbledon and she will thrive off that atmosphere on centre court. Also we have another returning playing in Petra Kvitova. About 6 months ago the two time Wimbledon champion was involved in a horror attack at her home where she was stabbed in the left hand with concerns over whether she could play again she’s fought as she does and defied the odds and is back … Continue reading Welcome back Ladies!