I know I’ve been off tumblr way more than on, but I vaguely recall some Ana Ivanovic fans out there. ;)
Very happy is Serena Williams who won her first tournament in quite a while this weekend at the Bank of the West Classic where she defeated Marion Bartoli in the Finals.
Sabine Lisicki, happy with her performance at the Bank of the West Classic tournament held this week in Stanford, CA.
The 2011 Wimbledon Women’s Singles title was won Saturday by Petra Kvitova in straight sets over Maria Sharapova. Some notables about this event:
21 year old Kvitova is the youngest women’s singles winner since Sharapova herself.
Until the Finals, Sharapova hadn’t lost a single set in the entire tournament.
This is Kvitova’s first Major victory and her first tournament win ever on grass.
Kvitova is the first left-handed champion since Martina Navratilova.
Later today, Sabine Lisicki takes on Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in a semi-finals match to see who will be playing in the Finals in women’s singles.
German player Lisicki is only the second woman ever to make it all the way to the semi-finals of Wimbledon after entering as a wild card entry. (She wasn’t seeded.) Along the way to this match, she beat French Open champion Li Na and #9 Marion Bartoli
Dominika Cibulkova defeated the number one ranked player in the world, Caroline Wozniacki, at Wimbledon in 3 sets to move on to the semifinals in women’s singles.
She lost the first set 6-1 and Wozniacki had her in a tie-breaker in set two and couldn’t put her away. Cibulkova won the last two sets by 7-6 and 7-5 to advance.
Victoria Azarenka makes it to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon as well.
After a couple of years where she was probably better known for her commercials than her success on a tennis court, Maria Sharapova seems to be having a bit of a resurgence this year. She is also in the quarterfinals of the women’s singles at Wimbledon.
Over at Wimbledon, Sabine Lisicki has made it into the quarterfinals of the women’s Singles.
19 year old American, Christina McHale, won yesterday for the first time at Wimbledon. Holy moley, look at her arms! wooo!
Bethanie Mattek-Sands yesterday became the first American woman other than the Williams sisters to get as far as the third round in the French Open since 2006.
Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki ummm.. congratulate each other after a recent tournament in Germany. They’re close friends.
I downloaded the Top Spin 4 demo for Xbox the other day and in the demo, you can only play as one of two women, either Serena Williams OR
Ana Ivanovic (pictured above)
And all I’m thinking as I fire up the demo was “How did girlsofgotham arrange to get her into the demo?” :)
GOG, I will tell you the ponytail physics in this game is amazing! :)
Nice article today in USA Today about US tennis player, Vania King. She hasn’t had a lot of success yet in singles play, but has won doubles championships at two Majors, Wimbledon and the US Open.