Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon 2014

Sabine Lisicki vs Julia Glushko

With the retirement of the 2013 champion Marion Bartoli, the 2013 champion, last year’s runner-up Sabine Lisicki was asked to play the prestigious opening match on Centre Court. She needed less than an hour to beat No. 79 Julia Glushko 6-2 6-1.
Lisicki has been struggling with shoulder and wrist injuries all year and has not confirmed (yet) her run to last year’s final. Do you think the German is a contender for the title?

Sabine Lisicki

Sabine Lisicki

Sabine Lisicki

Rafael Nadal vs Martin Klizan

Beaten by Lukas Rosol in the secound round in 2012, beaten by Steve Darcis in the first round last year, Rafael Nadal has survived an early scare but rallied to defeat Martin Klizan 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3 and reach the second round.
With this victory, Nadal joins the 700 wins club: he is the 11th player in the Open Era to win at least 700 matches in his career and the first to accomplish the feat since Roger Federer at Roland Garros in 2010.

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal
Read More

Enjoy some pics of Serena Williams during her first round match against Anna Tatishivili.
If you use some pics please link back to Tennis Buzz.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Serena Williams
Read More

As I’ve already told you, I’ll spend most of the week at Roland Garros. I’m pretty excited to finally watch some live tennis, as my last tournament was Bercy last November.

My first day at Roland Garros started pretty well, with a smiling Vika hitting on court 9:

Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka

Read More

Unlike yesterday, a lot of women’s tennis for me today at Roland Garros, and a little bit of Rafa.
But first, I would like to congratulate Virginie Razzano for her incredible win over Serena Williams. There is no more deserving player than her. So happy for her.

Like yesterday, I didn’t stick to my plan. Court 2 was already packed at 11 o’ clock, so no Ferrer for me.

On Court 9, Donald Young at practice:

Donald Young

Donld Young

Young lost to Grigor Dimitrov later in the afternoon. He is 2-12 this season.

Donald Young

On Court 11, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Pauline Parmentier:

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Read More