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Eugenie Bouchard tried. Despite the brilliance of her opponent, she remained focused and did not show signs of impatience. But it will have to wait to win her first Grand Slam title.
On center court at the All England Athlete Montreal, 13th-seeded bowed in the Wimbledon final Saturday morning against the Czech Petra Kvitova, seeded sixth in 6-3 and 6 -0. This is a second Wimbledon title for Kvitova, 24, who also won the tournament in 2011.
“I can not say that it’s special, but obviously, after three years, to be able to be here with the trophy, it’s absolutely wonderful”, agreed Kvitova, who will end up in fourth place ranking WTA Monday.
“It means everything, she added. Tennis, here is the history of tennis. It’s always great to play on center court. I really feel like I was home”. …continue reading
The Switzerlander Roger Federer, the world No.4, dominated the Spaniard Tommy Robredo in three sets (6-1, 6-4, 6-4) to enter Tuesday for the twelfth time in his career, to quarterfinals Wimbledon. This is a contrast to Federer, who was beaten in his previous duel with Catalan, in the fourth round at the U.S. Open last summer.
Before this setback, the Helvète had won ten times in a row against Robredo, 22nd in the ATP rankings. The Helvète which aims eighth title on the English turf to break a record will face his compatriot Stan Wawrinka, the third, for a place in the semi-finals.
Wawrinka has qualified for the first time in his career for the quarterfinals of Wimbledon dominant Spanish Feliciano Lopez in straight sets 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (9/7), 6-3. …continue reading
Victoria Azarenka was reasonably satisfied after losing her first game in more than three months, a verdict in three sets in the first round of the Eastbourne tournament. Azarenka, former world number one who has recovered from a left foot injury, bowed 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over the Italian Camila Giorgi at the end of a match two hours and 46 minutes.
Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic, seeded third, also lost in the 6-3, 6-3 against the American Madison Keys. Petra Kvitova (n o 2) struggled before overcoming her compatriot the Czech Lucie Safarova 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (4).
“This is exactly what I wanted”, Azarenka said. “I wanted to have a competitive match. I wanted to get a good test, play as long as possible, and see how my body would react”. …continue reading
As the sun had just lie on the horizon, Andy Murray finally win in front of Gael Monfils after a foolish game on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal has just had her time to go. This 2014 edition was a little sin by lack of emotion before. This day marked first by rain, which delayed the start three hours of matches, then this fascinating final, helped catch this oversight.
Monfils, seeded N.23, and Murray (N7) have delivered an anthology match, not for the level of play that never peaked by him rather unlikely scenario as. The British, already semi-finalist in Paris in 2011, won in five sets 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 6-0, after helplessly witnessed the awakening of Monfils in the third and the fourth inning.
As if he had better digested the long wait due to rain, Murray first appeared much more bite than the French, strangely passive in the first two sets. But the latter, true to his reputation as a whimsical character, was suddenly awakened in the third. He began to hit with the force of desperation in each ball. …continue reading
Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez, the two great hopes of the Spanish women’s tennis at Roland Garros, stalled in the quarter-final against Russia’s Maria Sharapova and Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard, respectively.
Two battles were resolved to face the dog limit of three sets: the Philippe Chatrier, and two hours and six minutes, Sharapova finished raising a party Muguruza had to finish a single game in the second set, when subtracted 5 -4 favorable. Despite eight double faults (six of Muguruza), Sharapova eventually signed for the semi-finals 1-6, 7-5 and 6-1.
The Russian took 18 minutes to win their first game (4-1), after the Muguruza literally to sweep the track with an explosive start: 4-0. But Garbiñe suffered a ‘break’ key in the eleventh game of the second set when serving for 6-5 in that round, which ended Sharapova closing in your favor… and there began to crumble Muguruza illusions, born in Caracas and handling passports Spain and Venezuela. …continue reading
The Quebec Aleksandra Wozniak got her pass for the main draw of the international of France, Saturday, after winning her last match of qualifications 6-4, 6-4 against the Turkish Cagla Buyukakcay.
Wozniak has become the sixth representative of the Canadian flag to qualify for the Grand Slam. Melançon, who reached the fourth round in 2009, will be back on the courts of Roland Garros last year because she had to give up due to a shoulder injury.
In the first round she will face Sorana Cirstea of Romania, 27th World racket. It will be the first meeting between the two ladies. …continue reading
Second-seeded, the Eugenie Bouchard of Quebec developed only 45 minutes to reach the quarter-finals of the Cup in Nuremberg. Bouchard easily prevailed 6-0, 6-1 deal with the qualified Australian Anastasia Rodionova.
The 19th World racket won 85 percent of the points played on her first serve and successfully breaking five times on seven occasions, while giving no break point to her opponent.
Favorite tournament, the German Angelique Kerber in turn broke the service of the New Zealander Marina Erakovic at the beginning of each round to sign a 6-4, 6-2 in her first round match. …continue reading
Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese to break the top 10 of the ATP rankings on Monday. Nishikori, who occupies the 9 th row, was provided to rank among the top 10 players in the world after defeating Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Madrid.
“It was an important goal for me to join the top 10, but it is only a week yet commented on the website Nishikori ATP. So I have to continue to offer my best tennis to keep my rank. My goal is not to spend one week in the top 10. I hope to keep my ranking”.
Nishikori, 24 years old, defeated David Ferrer 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-3 in the semifinals in Madrid before retiring the final on Sunday due to a hip injury while he trailed 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 to Spain’s Rafael Nadal. Nadal keeps its grip on first place in the standings before the Serbian Novak Djokovic and the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka and Roger Federer. …continue reading
The favorite Agnieszka Radwanska easily defeated the Italian Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-2 for a place in the quarterfinals of the Porsche Grand Prix.
Polish, third in the world, has put an hour 19 minutes to undo her opponent and will now face the double champion Maria Sharapova, who defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-3.
Sixth-seeded Sharapova also needed just a little over an hour to beat fellow Russian. Jelena Jankovic, seeded fifth, will play her place in the quarterfinals of the Italian Flavia Pennetta. Alisa Kleybanova, who surprised the third-seeded Petra Kvitova on Wednesday, awaits the winner. …continue reading
The Canadian Vasek Pospisil rolled to his first career game at the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday when he fall 6-2 flag, 6-2 in the first round before the Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut.
Pospisil, who is ranked 29th in the world, paid for his lack of experience in the games played on clay, when he was facing a player who grew up playing on this type of surface. Bautista-Agut is 45th in the world.
“There is much to learn in every defeat, said Pospisil. It had much to do with my lack of experience on clay. I need to get used to the surface. I also work on my travels”. …continue reading