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(June 26, 2013) Wednesday at Wimbledon saw multiple players withdraw or retire from matches at the All England Club due to injuries including No. 2 Victoria Azarenka, Rafael Nadal’s conqueror Steve Darcis, 18th seed John Isner, 10th seed Marin Cilic and veteran Radek Stepanek. Azarenka pulled out before her scheduled match against Flavia Pennetta after [...]
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Second-seeded Victoria Azarenka overcame a right knee injury from a scary fall for a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Maria Joao Koehler in her Wimbledon opener on Monday.
Azarenka won the first set easily and was ahead 1-0 in the second when she slipped and fell. She was sobbing on the court and received treatment during an injury timeout. She played the rest of the match with a heavy wrap...
Second-seeded Victoria Azarenka has pulled out of Wimbledon after hurting her right knee in her opening-round win.
Early in the second set of her match against Maria Joao Koehler, Azarenka did the splits near the baseline, then crumpled to the grass, clutching her right knee and sobbing.
Azarenka recovered after a medical timeout to finish out the 6-1, 6-2 victory on Monday but...
The Women’s second-seed, Victor Azarenka, took a spill during the first day of Wimbledon against Maria Joao Koehler. The match was delayed for about ten minutes after Azarenka injured her right knee slipping on the wet grass. Azarenka was tended to by a doctor and trainer. She returned to the match and won decisively, 6-1, 6-2..
The moment Azarenka crashed to the court. #wimbledon...
Victoria Azarenka ended up doing the splits on accident during her opening round match at Wimbledon against Maria João Koehler, and the result was a few of the minutes which were very hard to watch. Victoria hit the ground after doing the splits yelling in pain, and you could have heard a pin drop if it wasn’t for her. Somehow she recovered following the tumble and took down...
(June 24, 2013) I can’t even fathom how often these words are said. Sometimes it feels like it’s far too much and sometimes it’s nowhere near enough. But that is the way things are and it can’t be ignored any more.
John Isner could be a great tennis player. No, he will never have the movement and defensive prowess of a Nadal or the precision of a Federer. But a...
NO. 1 STUNNER
An ailing Rafael Nadal was knocked out in straight sets by Belgian Steve Darcis, stunning the two-time champion, who had been struggling with a knee injury suffered last year at Wimbledon.
Marathon man John Isner finished a quick Grand Slam match for a change, beating 66th-ranked Evgeny Donskoy of Russia 6-1, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2) Monday in the first round of Wimbledon.
The 6-foot-9 Isner, who is seeded 18th, had 22 aces with just one double-fault. He didn't face a break point.
The match took only 1 hour, 43 minutes - a far cry from Isner's record-breaking 11...
(June 26, 2013) Players, fans, media members, Wimbledon trainers, and even my goldfish are all scratching their heads on this unprecedented injury-filled Wednesday.
Within the first four hours of play, five players had already been forced to withdraw due to injuries sustained on the slippery grass, and more continue throughout the day. As Darren Cahill states, the grass is typically...
Rafael Nadal has been in the final of six of the past eight majors in which he has played. The two shortcomings: Wimbledon in both 2012 and 2013.
Yes, Nadal followed up last year's shocking second-round loss to unknown Lukas Rosol by losing this year in the first round to another relative unknown, Steve Darcis:
Darcis serving for 1st set on Nadal. If you don't know who...
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS Wimbledon, Great Britain June 24-July 7, 2013 Grand Slam Grass/Outdoors Results – Monday, June 24, 2013 Ladies’ Singles – First Round (2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Maria Joao Koehler (POR) 61 62 (3) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 76(5) 63 Monica Puig (PUR) d. (5) Sara Errani (ITA) 63 62 (8) [...]
Seven players were knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday by withdrawals or mid-match retirements in what was believed to be a record number of casualties in one day at a Grand Slam tournament in the 45-year Open era.
Second-seeded Victoria Azarenka and sixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were among the players departing on Day 3 at the All England Club.
Also out: Steve Darcis, the...
Rafael Nadal’s first ever first round loss at a Major was Monday at Wimbledon
(June 24, 2013) The impossible has happened again at Wimbledon.
After a surprising exit at the hands of Lukas Rosol at last year’s Wimbledon Championships in the second round, world No. 5 Rafael Nadal was dealt another heavy blow on the grass. But this time, in a round earlier and by an opponent ranked...