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Saturday, July 4, 2009

A-Rod tries to keep Federer from getting #15, Serena dethrones the Champion

The Wimbledon Men’s Final will have two opponents that are all to familiar with each other similar to the ladies side. Although not family Andy Roddick and Roger Federer are not strangers and will square off again on Centre Court to decide the 09 Wimbledon champion. Federer tries to make history and tie Pete Sampras with his 15th grand slam title. Rest assured rocket Rod and his record breaking serve will try to throw the defending champ off his game but it won’t be easy as Federer has owned manicured grass of the All-England Club for quite some time. The sentimental favorite was Andy Murray who represented England’s deepest penetration into the tournament in over two decades still looked overmatched and frustrated by the seasoned Roddick and never seemed to recover from losing the third set tie-breaker. Meanwhile Federer disposed of Tommy Haas with relative ease in straight sets and looks like the clear cut favorite coming into the final match on Sunday. Is RFed due to get his 15th or does A-Rod have game enough other than his serve to rain on his parade? Let us know here and in the Tennis chat rooms.

This time the Williams family battle, so often conducted on the lawns of the All England Club, went the way of Serena as she removed the ladies' singles championship from the custody of her older sister Venus. In straight sets, too, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 in 87 minutes. Serena had been saying from the start of these Championships that it was her turn to win Wimbledon. And since the Williams' have turned this event into a private affair, the only one she really needed to defeat was Venus. The job was accomplished in typical powerful style, with Venus so worn down that her own game collapsed spectacularly from 2-2 in the second set. This was Serena’s third Wimbledon title and 11th Grand Slam and was ample amends for her loss to her big sister 12 months ago. The best thing about this match is that they both competed as if they were facing someone other than a sibling on the other side of the net. When that happens you really can appreciate the greatness each possesses how astonishing it is for two family members to consistently compete at this level. No, mystical hamstring pulls or fatherly interference just the best grass tennis in the world. Do you appreciate the level of tennis the Willams’ sisters compete or would you like to see someone else rise up and take centre court? Let us know here and in the Tennis chat rooms. View the complete Ladies Singles Results here.

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