In the players’ box, in the Royal Box, in the commentary box or on the courts, former champions were everywhere! 2-time Wimbledon champion Stefan Edberg, Roger Federer’s coach: 3-time champion Boris Becker, now Novak Djokovic coach: Amélie Mauresmo, Andy Murray’s new coach and winner in 2006: Sue Barker: John McEnroe and Tim Henman: Ion Tiriac […]
Big difference with the Federer-Edberg duo, Becker doesn’t hit with Djokovic, he just stands there, doing… not a lot.
Enjoy a few pictures of Federer and Edberg hitting the ball ahead of the final, Edberg still plays well enough to warm up the 17-time Grand Slam champion:
Before this tournament, the Canadian-American duo of Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock had never played a match together, they are now Wimbledon champions. They beat defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan in five sets 7-6(5) 6-7(3) 6-4 3-6 7-5.
Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci captured the only title missing to their Grand Slam trophies collection. They beat Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-1 6-3 in the final, becoming only the fifth pair in history to win every Grand Slam title.
Petra Kvitova was simply too good on Saturday: she crushed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0 in just 55 minutes, to capture her second Wimbledon title. It is the quickest ladies final at Wimbledon for 31 years, since Martina Navratilova routed Andrea Jaeger 6-0 6-3 in the 1983 final. Navratilova was among the nine former Wimbledon ladies […]
Article by Barry Lorge, June 1990 At the Baden Tennis Center in the Heidelberg suburb of Leimen, the most productive of 13 regional training facilities operated by the West German Tennis Federation, coach Boris Breskvar finishes hitting with three youngsters and invites a visitor into his office. The wall behind his office is covered with […]
Eugenie Bouchard’s road to the final The young Canadian lost in the semifinals at this year’s Australian Open and French Open. At Wimbledon, she beat two top 10 (Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep) to reach her first Grand Slam final. She could become the youngest player to win a Slam since Sharapova at the 2006 […]
Another day, another upset in the women’s draw: Laura Robson defeats Petra Kvitova 2-6 6-3 11-9. All the other favorites cruise to the third round.
The 2013 Nike Black History Month Collection mantra “Be Bold. Be True.” celebrates three athletes who are fearless in action and fueled by a purpose: Serena Williams, Didier Drogba and Kevin Durant. Serena Williams provided creative inspiration for the Nike BHM Dunk Sky Hi which features a special pattern consisting of a tennis ball emanating […]
Biggest upset of the tournament so far: Roland Garros finalist Sara Errani loses to Carla Suarez Navarro. Surprising? No. Does anyone really care? No. But the biggest suprise of the day is 42 yr old Kimiko Date’s win over 12th seed Nadia Petrova 6-2 6-0! Serena, Azarenka, Wozniacki, Murray and Federer advance to the second […]
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Wilson is revamping its footwear line for 2013 with the introduction of the Rush Pro shoe for men, women and juniors. The Rush pro features: – a three dimensional TPU-injected forefoot piece for superior responsiveness, maximum acceleration and controlled deceleration – a Dynamic Fit 6mm heel-toe drop for lateral stability and low-to-the-ground court feel, eliciting […]