Sour Strawberries & Cream… Wimbledon updates

7 07 2007

wimbledon.jpgRODDICK’S GONE… Andy was eliminated in the quarters… and bye-bye Justine!

  • Roddick beaten by 12th seeded Richard Gasquet, 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (2/7), 6-7 (3/7), 6-8
  • Marion Bartoli eliminated top seed Justine Henin, 1-6, 7-5, 6-1
  • Venus keeps on rollin’… beating Ana Ivanovi 6-2, 6-4
  • Novak Djokovic beat Marcos Baghdatis 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (11/9), 6-7 (3/7), 4-6, 7-5

Venus wins again…

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Lotsa Strawberries & Cream… Wimbledon updates

5 07 2007

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Some huge games finished…

Serena loses to Justine Henin, so now can devote some time to watching sister Venus – who defeated demolished 2nd seed Maria Sharapova.

  • Justine Henin defeats a hobbled Serena Williams, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
  • Venus rips Maria Sharapova, 6-1, 6-3.
  • Marion Bartoli beat Michaela Krajicek, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
  • Andy Roddick gets past Paul-Henri Mathieu in straight sets – 6-2, 7-5, 7-6 (8/6).
  • Rafael Nadal had a long one against Robin Soderling, eventually winning 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (7/9), 4-6, 7-5.
  • 12th seed Richard Gasquet defeated French compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.
  • Nicholas Kiefer’s run ends at the hands of Novak Djokovic, who won 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (6/8), 6-2, 7-6 (7/5).

We say goodbye to Maria

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Strawberries & Cream … Wimbledon is here

25 06 2007

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So Wimbledon’s about to commence, and damn if it isn’t shaping up to be a good tournament this year! Will Roger continue his Tiger-like dominance of the non-clay game? Can Serena turn back time & return to fortune? How many thousands of pounds of strawberries & cream will be consumed (avg. is 62,000 pounds of strawberries & about 1,500 gallons of cream!)?

Some of the better first round men’s matches…

  • Rik de Voest vs Marat Safin (26) – it will be interesting to see how the big guy’s playing!
  • Andy Roddick vs Justin Gimelstob – Gimelstob will be no push-over…
  • Carlos Moya (25) vs Tim Henman – Will this be the year Tim does it? Nah… he’s going to be hard-pressed to make it past the first round. Andy Murray’s a MUCH better chance!
  • Rafael Nadal vs Mardy Fish – Fish’ll make it tough for Nadal’s non-preferred surface…

Women’s draw…

  • Martina Hingis (9) vs Naomi Cavaday – Martina’s going to cream her, but good to see Martina back at the grass in the top 10.
  • Jamea Jackson vs Amelie Mauresmo (2) – Jackson will have to play the game of her life to upset Mauresmo, the reigning champion.

Hard to pick upsets, even tho’ at Wimbledon, there always are. That’s just lawn.

My early picks for this are Roger Federer (but I expect good things from Andy Murray this year), and I think this year, Justine Henin finally gets it done.

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