Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Unless you've been hiding in a cave waiting for my blog you'll know who won Wimbledon- Petra Kvitova beat Maria Sharapova in the women's and Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in the men's.

Apologies for not blogging until now but I didn't see any of the semi-finals or finals and have been having major internet issues recently- grrr.

Time will tell if Kvitova is able to win more majors or even maintain a position in the top ten- this year's French Open champ Li Na went out in the second round (to semi-finalist Lisicki), and the French Open finalist and last year's winner went out in the third.  As did World Number three Vera Zvonarava.  World Number One last until the fourth round, which is when Venus and Serena went out too.  Serena has dropped to 175 in the rankings after failing to defend her points form last years Wimbledon.  Me thinks she will get a few wildcards though... Anyway, I'd say it was a poor Wimbledon for the favourites but a good two weeks for the interesting players just below them- Kvitova, Lisicki, Azarenka, and obviously Sharapova who made the final finally back to her best after a long time recovering from injury.

And Djokovic has proved he can maintain the form- he has only lost one match this year, to Federer in the French Open Semis, and became the new number one before the final.  Winning the title was a nice way to consolidate his new ranking position, but everyone new he was the best player this year.  Just think back to 2008 when Nadal was winning everything (including the Olympics) and no one had a clue how to beat him, and now Djokovic has beaten him 5 times this year, all of those matches in finals...Although he still has a way to go to win the career head-to-head, Nadal's title haul, and prize money...