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5 Takeaways: The WTA At Wimbledon

The latest edition of Wimbledon provided plenty of off-court controversies and sideshows, but Attacking The Net wants to keep the focus on the court. What were the most important developments of the past fortnight in suburban London for the members of the WTA Tour? Let’s take a look: * 5 – THE ART OF THE ESCAPE This Wimbledon tournament — both genders — featured a very striking...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Takeaways: The WTA At Wimbledon

The latest edition of Wimbledon provided plenty of off-court controversies and sideshows, but Attacking The Net wants to keep the focus on the court. What were the most important developments of the past fortnight in suburban London for the members of the WTA Tour? Let’s take a look: * 5 – THE ART OF THE ESCAPE This Wimbledon tournament — both genders — featured a very striking...
Via Attacking The Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Finals Score Increases in Overnight Ratings

Aided by a trio of stars, the Wimbledon finals scored stronger numbers on ESPN. The Serena Williams/Garbiñe Muguruza Wimbledon women’s final earned a 2.2 overnight rating on ESPN Saturday morning, up 83% from the comparable time period last year, which featured the Petra Kvitova/Eugenie Bouchard final (1.2). The last time Williams played in the women’s [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon 2015 And A Timeless Sports Lesson

A timeless lesson is something which exists in any point of human history. However, when talking about tennis or baseball or a few other sports, the idea of “timelessness” is more specific, since those sports aren’t played against the backdrop of a clock. Baseball players and solo-sport athletes — and any other athletes in sports not governed by clocks — do not have to...
Via Attacking The Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon 2015 And A Timeless Sports Lesson

A timeless lesson is something which exists in any point of human history. However, when talking about tennis or baseball or a few other sports, the idea of “timelessness” is more specific, since those sports aren’t played against the backdrop of a clock. Baseball players and solo-sport athletes — and any other athletes in sports not governed by clocks — do not have to...
Via Bloguin Best
26 days ago  |  Discuss

'Unbelievable': Jankovic tops 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova

LONDON (AP) - About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic still was giddy. ''I cannot stop smiling. ... I was very brave at the end. You know, here I am,'' she said through a giggle. ''Unbelievable.'' Jankovic kept using that word - ''unbelievable'' - as...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Kvitova Loses: Affirmations And Transformations Coexist At Wimbledon

Twice in a span of 24 hours at Wimbledon, the same basic drama unfolded… and cut in different directions. On Friday, Serena Williams — one of the two players expected to make the women’s final — found herself at 4-4 in the third set on Centre Court. She lost serve at 4-4 and watched Heather Watson serve for the match, but Serena was able to rescue herself and win, 7-5. She...
Via Bloguin Best
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Kvitova Loses: Affirmations And Transformations Coexist At Wimbledon

Twice in a span of 24 hours at Wimbledon, the same basic drama unfolded… and cut in different directions. On Friday, Serena Williams — one of the two players expected to make the women’s final — found herself at 4-4 in the third set on Centre Court. She lost serve at 4-4 and watched Heather Watson serve for the match, but Serena was able to rescue herself and win, 7-5. She...
Via Attacking The Net
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon champions advance with ease

LONDON (AP) - It looked all too easy for the champions at the All England Club. Defending women's champion Petra Kvitova and former men's winners Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray all won their first-round matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday in straight sets. The big names imposed themselves on Day 2 of the grass-court Grand Slam as London basked in warm, sunny conditions....
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Two-time champ Kvitova rolls in Wimbledon opening match

LONDON -- Petra Kvitova wasted no time as she opened the defense of her Wimbledon title in overpowering fashion. Winning 28 of 29 points on serve, the two-time champion needed only 35 minutes to overpower Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-0 in Tuesday's opening match on Centre Court. The only point Kvitova lost on serve came when she double-faulted on the first point of the...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Kvitova opens Wimbledon defense with 6-1, 6-0 win

LONDON (AP) Petra Kvitova wasted no time as she opened the defense of her Wimbledon title in overpowering fashion. Winning 28 of 29 points on serve, the two-time champion needed only 35 minutes to overpower Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-0 in Tuesday's opening match on Centre Court. The only point Kvitova lost on serve came when she double-faulted on the first point of the...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest: Play is underway on Day 2 at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): --- 11:50 a.m. Play is underway on Day 2 at Wimbledon. Defending women's champion Petra Kvitova will be first up on Centre Court when plays starts in the main stadium at about 1 p.m., followed by seven-time champion Roger Federer and 2013 champion Andy Murray. Rafael Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon champion who has struggled this...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon 2015: Women’s Draw Analysis

The women’s draw for Wimbledon was announced Friday morning. Here it is: And here is the full women's draw for #Wimbledon. Let the games begin!! (In three days) pic.twitter.com/g3Uel4HfCO — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 26, 2015 The first thing which stands out about the women’s draw is that the bottom half is a vast green field (word choice intentional, since this...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon 2015: Women’s Draw Analysis

The women’s draw for Wimbledon was announced Friday morning. Here it is: And here is the full women's draw for #Wimbledon. Let the games begin!! (In three days) pic.twitter.com/g3Uel4HfCO — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 26, 2015 The first thing which stands out about the women’s draw is that the bottom half is a vast green field (word choice intentional, since this...
Via Bloguin Best
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Pre-Draw Preview: Kvitova Stands At The Center

The month of July honors America’s independence from Great Britain, and this July, American dreams of calendar Grand Slam glory will either reach a crescendo or die a fiery death across the pond. Later in July, Jordan Spieth will head to the British Open trying to do the unthinkable. He’ll attempt to capture the third leg of golf’s calendar Slam and create over-the-top excitement...
Via Bloguin Best
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Pre-Draw Preview: Kvitova Stands At The Center

The month of July honors America’s independence from Great Britain, and this July, American dreams of calendar Grand Slam glory will either reach a crescendo or die a fiery death across the pond. Later in July, Jordan Spieth will head to the British Open trying to do the unthinkable. He’ll attempt to capture the third leg of golf’s calendar Slam and create over-the-top excitement...
Via Attacking The Net
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kuznetsova, Cibulkova win at Eastbourne; Kvitova pulls out

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Former grand-slam finalists Svetlana Kuznetsova and Dominika Cibulkova advanced to the second round of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament on Monday, while top-seeded Petra Kvitova withdrew through illness a week before starting her title defense at Wimbledon. Kuznetsova, who has won the French Open and U.S. Open, converted all four of her break points...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon champ Kvitova withdraws from Eastbourne due to illness

EASTBOURNE, England -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has pulled out of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament because of illness. The decision was announced Monday. The top-seeded Czech had received a bye into the second round. It's unclear whether Kvitova will be fit to defend her title at Wimbledon, which opens next Monday. She hasn't played since losing in the fourth round at...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon champ Kvitova out of Eastbourne through illness

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has pulled out of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament because of illness. The decision was announced Monday. The top-seeded Czech had received a bye into the second round. It's unclear whether Kvitova will be fit to defend her title at Wimbledon, which opens next Monday. She hasn't played since losing in the fourth round...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena’s still alive, Maria’s gone, and everything is possible in Paris

For the men at Roland Garros, the end of play on Monday evening marks the calm before the storm of four blockbuster quarterfinals. For the women competing for a major championship in Paris, everything is possible… despite what you might think about the hollowed-out nature of the bracket. In 2013, Serena Williams fended off Maria Sharapova in a quality final to claim her second...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena’s still alive, Maria’s gone, and everything is possible in Paris

For the men at Roland Garros, the end of play on Monday evening marks the calm before the storm of four blockbuster quarterfinals. For the women competing for a major championship in Paris, everything is possible… despite what you might think about the hollowed-out nature of the bracket. In 2013, Serena Williams fended off Maria Sharapova in a quality final to claim her second...
Via Bloguin Best
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Madrid WTA Review: Opposite Days, Exceptionalism, and Azarenka

The 2015 Mutua Madrid Open — like the ones before it — is a point of intrigue and fascination, because this tournament has an inconsistent relationship with Roland Garros, the crown jewel of the clay-court season each year. On one hand, Madrid’s higher elevation lends itself to a more aggressive style, one in which quality ballstrikers can do some damage. With the sole exception...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Madrid WTA Review: Opposite Days, Exceptionalism, and Azarenka

The 2015 Mutua Madrid Open — like the ones before it — is a point of intrigue and fascination, because this tournament has an inconsistent relationship with Roland Garros, the crown jewel of the clay-court season each year. On one hand, Madrid’s higher elevation lends itself to a more aggressive style, one in which quality ballstrikers can do some damage. With the sole exception...
Via Bloguin Best
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Star-studded women’s semifinal at Madrid Open

I am pretty pleased to announce that half of my quarterfinal picks for the Mutua Madrid Open’s women’s draw were accurate. This is quite the accomplishment, considering the current inconsistent state of the WTA. What’s even more amazing is that three out of four of the top seeds are in the semifinals. Since becoming a Premier Mandatory tournament in 2009, this tournament has...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview of tough Madrid Open women’s draw

Serena Williams hasn’t lost a match this season. Five of the top 10 players – Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic and Angie Radwanska – suffered first round losses in their last tournament. No. 12 Angelique Kerber beat three top 10 players (including former No. 1 Sharapova) en route to her second back-to-back title of 2015. Victoria Azarenka, former...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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