Lleyton Hewitt

Simona Halep vs Lesia Tsurenko

Tougher match than expected for recent French Open finalist Simona Halep. She gets past world number 144 Lesia Tsurenko in three sets: 6-3 4-6 6-4.

Jerzy Janowicz vs Lleyton Hewitt

Last year semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz double faulted on match point in the third set tie-break, he lost his momentum and Hewitt came back from two sets down to level the match at two sets all. But the Pole emerged the winner 7-5 6-4 6-7(7) 4-6 6-3.
It might have been the last match at Wimbledon for the Australian.

You never know. I’m one injury away from hanging up the bats at any time. I still enjoy doing the hard work and having moments like this, playing five-setters against the best guys in the world.

Photo credit: JBattersbea
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2014 Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic

The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club:

Wimbledon guided tour – part 1
Wimbledon guided tour – part 2
Wimbledon Centre Court roof
Court 3 : a new Show Court at Wimbledon
Waiting in the Queue to Wimbledon
Wimbledon Museum: The Queue exhibition
The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum: Player Memorabilia

Fashion and gear:

Marketing:

A trip down memory lane:

Wimbledon Trivia
Wimbledon past champions: stats and records
Wimbledon ‘s biggest upsets
Wimbledon memories: Mrs Blanche Bingley Hillyard
Wimbledon memories: Charlotte Cooper Sterry
Wimbledon memories: Dora Boothby
Portrait of Wimbledon champion Ann Jones
Wimbledon 1969: Laver’s getting beat by an Indian
Rod Laver – John Newcombe Wimbledon 1969
Bjorn Borg – Ilie Nastase Wimbledon 1976
Portrait of 5-time Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg
Wimbledon 1976: Chris Evert defeats Evonne Goolagong
Portrait of Virginia Wade, winner in 1977
1981: First Wimbledon title for McEnroe
1982: Jimmy Connors defeats John McEnroe
1984: John McEnroe defeats Jimmy Connors
1985: Boris Becker, the man on the moon
Portrait of 3-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker
Wimbledon 1988: An era ends as Graf beats Navratilova
Wimbledon 1988: Edberg a deserving new champion
Portrait of 2-time Wimbledon champion Stefan Edberg
Wimbledon 1991: the first Middle Sunday
1992: first Grand Slam for Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi: thanks to Wimbledon I realized my dreams
1993: Pete Sampras defeats Jim Courier
1994: Pete Sampras defeats Goran Ivanisevic
1996: Richard Krajicek upsets Pete Sampras
1997: Pete Sampras defeats Cédric Pioline
2000 Wimbledon SF: Pat Rafter defeats Andre Agassi
2000 Wimbledon Final: Pete Sampras defeats Pat Rafter
2001 Wimbledon 4th round: Federer defeats Sampras
Wimbledon 2010: Rafael Nadal defeats Tomas Berdych
The Spirit of Wimbledon: a 4-part documentary by Rolex retracing Wimbledon history

Recaps:

Polls:

Will Andy Murray retain his Wimbledon title?

  • No (80%, 45 Votes)
  • Yes (20%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 56

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Who will win Wimbledon 2014?

  • Roger Federer (31%, 14 Votes)
  • Rafael Nadal (24%, 11 Votes)
  • Novak Djokovic (24%, 11 Votes)
  • Andy Murray (13%, 6 Votes)
  • Milos Raonic (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Stan Wawrinka (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Richard Gasquet (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ernests Gulbis (0%, 0 Votes)
  • David Ferrer (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tomas Berdych (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Other (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 45

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Who will win Wimbledon 2014?

  • Maria Sharapova (41%, 12 Votes)
  • Serena Williams (21%, 6 Votes)
  • Other (14%, 4 Votes)
  • Li Na (10%, 3 Votes)
  • Simona Halep (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Victoria Azarenka (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Petra Kvitova (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Agniezska Radwanska (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jelena Jankovic (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Angelique Kerber (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

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Maria Sharapova’s road to the final

Maria Sharapova

The road to the final has been quite chaotic for Sharapova, with three come from behind 3-sets wins against Stosur, Muguruza and Bouchard.

Round Opponent Score
R1 Ksenia Pervak 6-1 6-2
R2 Tsvetana Pironkova 7-5 6-2
R3 Paula Ormachea 6-0 6-0
R4 Sam Stosur 3-6 6-4 6-0
QF Garbine Muguruza 1-6 7-5 6-1
SF Eugenie Bouchard 4-6 7-5 6-2
Simona Halep’s road to the final

Simona Halep

Round Opponent Score
R1 Alisa Kleybanova 6-0 6-2
R2 Heather Watson 6-2 6-4
R3 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-3 6-0
R4 Sloane Stephens 6-4 6-3
QF Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 6-2
SF Andrea Petkovic 6-2 7-6
Maria Sharapova – Simona Halep head to head
Year Tournament Surface Winner Score
2012 Indian Wells Hard Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-4
2012 Beijing Hard Maria Sharapova 7-5 7-5
2014 Madrid Clay Maria Sharapova 1-6 6-2 6-3

Maria Sharapova appears as the huge favorite of this final: she’ll play her third straight Roland Garros final, her ninth overall and Simona Halep only managed to win a set in their three previous meetings.

Who will win between Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep? Please share your thoughts.

Who will win Roland Garros 2014?

  • Serena Williams (33%, 40 Votes)
  • Maria Sharapova (30%, 37 Votes)
  • Li Na (11%, 13 Votes)
  • Simona Halep (10%, 12 Votes)
  • Other (9%, 11 Votes)
  • Jelena Jankovic (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Agnieszka Radwanska (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Victoria Azarenka (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Angelique Kerber (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Petra Kvitova (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 122

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Simona Halep

Last year Simona Halep arrived at Roland Garros ranked No. 57. A year later, she is now No. 4, having won 7 titles in the last 13 months. Coached by Wim Fissette, former coach of Kim Clijsters, Simona is the first Romanian woman since Virginia Ruzici to reach a Grand Slam singles final. Ruzici, who is now her manager, won the French Open in 1978 and reached the final again in 1980 but lost to Chris Evert.

Halep beat Petkovic quite easily in her semi-final 6-2 7-6, she has yet to lose a set in this tournament. She’ll face Sharapova tomorrow for a remake of their Madrid final. Who’s your favorite for the title? Sharapova or Halep?

Enjoy a few pictures of the semi-final between Simona and Andrea:

Jo Tsonga and Ana Ivanovic

adidas smashthesilence event

A l’occasion du début de Roland-Garros, Adidas avait décidé de marquer le coup en invitant ses plus grands ambassadeurs tennis : Ana Ivanovic, Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga et la nouvelle top-player Simona Halep. Ils se sont retrouvés dans le hall pour s’essayer à une animation surprenante.

Cette animation, “Smash the silence”, consistait à taper des balles dans le but de briser les vitres en sucres sur lesquelles étaient inscrites la fameuse phrase “Smash the silence”, nouveau slogan de la marque aux trois bandes. Ana a débuté de manière convaincainte, Simona a été plus laborieuse, Jo s’en est sorti sans problèmes, et puis Andy Murray nous a fait peur. Il frappait ses balles sans retenue, certaines ont même heurté des journalistes cloitrés sur le coté, tout cela sous les regards amusés d’Ana, Simona & Jo. Ensuite étaient accordées aux médias 30 minutes d’interviews, les télés et radios d’un coté, les blogs de l’autre. Mes confrères blogueurs, surement impressionnés, ne se bousculaient pas pour interviewer Ana. J’ai donc pris mon courage à deux mains et lui ai posé une question concernant ses tenues (plutôt que sur ses espérances pour Roland-Garros, question un peu bateau). Je lui ai demandé si Adidas lui laissait participer à la création de ses tenues, elle m’a répondu qu’elle avait un droit de parole limité mais qu’il lui arrivait de donner des idées, des coloris..

adidas smashthesilence event 
adidas smashthesilence event

Puis se sont enchainées les interviews, avec davantage d’intervenants pour Jo et Andy.
Enfin, les joueurs ont pris place au rez-de-chaussée pour la séance de dédicaces ouverte au grand public.

J’ai passé un très bon moment.

Tennis Buzz was invited to the adidas #smashthesilence event yesterday. Loic was there for Tennis Buzz, check out his pictures:

Merci à adidas pour l’invitation et à Loic pour le reportage ;o).
Thanks to adidas for the invit and to Loic for the report!