LONDON – Top seed Serena Williams completed her impeccable first-round record and took another step towards the Grand Slam with a convincing triumph at Wimbledon having a 6-4, 6-1 scores against the world number 113 Russian qualifier Margarita Gasparyan. The first round was not stress-free as Gasparyan broke serve in the opening game and led with 3-1 scores. While crowd’s favorite 33 year old Serena Williams finally discovered Margarita’s rhythm she did not give Gasparyan another chance.
“I knew she would be a good player – I can’t say I thought she’d be that good, to be honest,” Williams said. “Obviously when you’re winning three matches in qualifying you’re ready to go the distance, and playing me she had nothing to lose. She played really good. Serena Williams also thought that she is losing again as Margarita came out so fast but Williams did not let it to happen. This is Serena Williams’ 17th first-round singles win at Wimbledon, with her no losses record at this stage.
Serena is now eyeing on winning all four majors Grand Slam in the same year. She already got the US Open, the Australian Open and French Open. The big question today is will she be getting the Wimbledon victory?
This is outrageous news to every tennis fans as Roger Federer lost the game with 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 and 7-6. Everybody was stunned seeing that Sergey Stakhovsky finally got the victory as he let all of us to see his enormous moves on a thrilling day three. It felt like it is the end of the world for Roger’s supporters. Out of the blue but it is the reality!
Stakhovsky confesses that he is anxious while trying to strike Federer. At the same time everyone knows how good Roger is in playing tennis so there is a lot pressure on him. He also added that he can finally say to his grandchildren that “his moves are better than Federer and that he have magic hands ha-ha”. In the present day, a lot of Sergey fans are asking is he the next big thing? Can he win his next match?
Despondently, ATP No. 3 fans were disappointed and taken aback but no one can tell what will happen after that. Federer plays without a flaw and we know he will not let this happen again so let’s see on his next match if he can wipe away this terrible moment? Can Federer still win a further Grand Slam? What do you think?
Using advantage set rules in the final set, French player Nicolas Mahut and John Isner of US played a record-breaking long match in the history of professional tennis during tournament in the 2010 Wimbledon. Having been played over three days on June 22, 23 and 24 of 2010, the match suddenly became the talk of town among the Wimbledon crowd and tennis enthusiasts.
The tournament that lasted for eleven hours and five minutes came to an end when Mahut moved toward the net and Isner hit a passing shot. With spectators and fans around, there were 980 overall points and 183 total games. Isner won the final set at with 70-68 games in the fifth set.
The match, which became historical, started on Tuesday night and stretched over three days. It was suspended due to fading light during the first and second day of play. It was described as the endless match for the flabbergasted crowd. Giving a standing ovation for the two players, the fans were all happy to be part of this strikingly awesome match.
Hardly believing the match had ended, Isner was overwhelmed, almost collapsing on the tennis lawn before rising up again. He hurriedly acknowledged Mahut’s effort when he came toward him and the players enfolded over the net. Almost teary-eyed Mahut praised Isner and expressed his gratitude to all spectators and organizers, who patiently waited for the match to come to an end. During one of the interview after the match, Isner said he didn’t think it was really possible to have a match that lasted for that long and even thought it was a dream.
With this record-smashing longest match, Federer defined it as an absolutely amazing match. Even Andy Murray got surprised by the fight and how the two players made it that way.
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