2018 celebrated 20 years since the victory of Jana Novotna at Wimbledon. One of the greatest stories the championships has ever seen. In 1998 at the third time of trying the Czech got her hands on the title having come so close on two previous occasions with the heartache for everyone to see. During the first trophy presentation she cried her eyes out on the Duchess of Kent’s shoulder having come so close. The two struck up a friendship which was beautiful to see with the Duchess telling Jana; Don’t worry you will win this one day After her second … Continue reading How the memory of Jana Novotna lives on 20 years after her Wimbledon triumph!
10 months ago Serena Williams gave birth, it was a complicated procedure and she had to have multiple surgeries and almost lost her life. She returned to training four months later and as ever works incredibly hard. In her fourth tournament back (Wimbledon) she made the final and has taken her from not having a ranking to number 28 in the world. Respect. A lesson to us all, never write this woman off but also what a woman she is. The way she has balanced life on the tour and being a mum shows how strong she is and women … Continue reading Serena “only just getting started”
On June 5th Novak Djokovic was defeated at Roland Garros by Marco Cecchinato 6-3 7-6 1-6 7-6 (13-11) The Serb had chances especially in that fourth set to send it to five against the Italian who was exceptional throughout his stay in Paris. Following the match the press conference of the year took place and Djokovic was unfairly criticised and written off. He didn’t want to go into the big press room but decided to go in a small side room with just a few journalists who made up their mind quickly. I was seeing things saying he’s lost it, … Continue reading “Novak has found his mojo again” Please! He never lost it!
In 2016, Angie Kerber was playing the best tennis on the tour hands down! The German at the age of 28 had her best season winning in Melbourne, New York and made the final of Wimbledon a year that saw her claim world number one spot. 2017 was a write off, the form deteriorated and the ranking dropped and it is sad to see someone playing so well and how quickly that can change with her ranking dropping from world number one to number nineteen in a matter of months. This year has been a great comeback. Angie is bar … Continue reading Angie’s day! How her determination is a lesson to us all!
Arguably the match of the year. Two of the tours most loved characters. Over the past year after a rough time with injury and poor form Rafael Nadal is playing some of his best ever tennis and his best tennis on grass for some time. Juan Martin Del Potro is one of the most loved players on the tour. We thought it may not happen for him again following multiple surgeries. We hoped it would but realistically it looked glum and outside of Roger and Rafa he’s played the best tennis this year. The match up between these two was … Continue reading Del Potro 5-7 7-6 6-4 4-6 4-6 Nadal – the comebacks, the respect and of course the hug!
Determination is not a strange word for these two ladies. Serena Williams is back in a Wimbledon final, what an achievement this is. The former world number one has come through soo much in her career and less than a year after giving birth and in just her fourth tournament back since returning is back in the big time. Serena began Wimbledon ranked at 181 in the world and is now guaranteed on Monday to be No.28 in the world which is magnificent! Angie Kerber is a player I admire greatly. In 2016 she won the Australian and US Open … Continue reading Wimbledon Ladies 🎾 Final – Serena Williams v Angie Kerber
Quarter finals day brought tears, shocks, upsets, hugs and a jump into the crowd via Rafael Nadal. Now we are at the final four but who will progress to Sunday’s big final? John Isner v Kevin Anderson Before this week in 41 attempts John Isner had never been in a Grand Slam semi-final, Now that has happened! Kevin made the US Open final last year but now in a Wimbledon semi-final is a credit to how he has improved and adapted his game to become a challenger, this is no fluke he has worked hard for this. Both have similar … Continue reading Wimbledon Semi-Final Showdown 🎾 – Novak v Rafa 🍿 & Kevin v John 💪🏻