Wimbledon 2009: Success for Fed and Serena

The 2009 Grass Grand Slam is over and yeah, predictable winners are crowned. Big congratulations to Roger Federer and Serena Williams.

This is the 15th Grand Slam Win for Mighty Fed and 11th for Venus younger sister and love them or hate them, they still deserve these titles.

I’m no sports analyst but I’m proud to say most of my Wimbledon Predictions came true. Andy Roddick was pushed beyond his limits and gave Federer a hard test. Honestly, I was disappointment when the former world number one maimed Andy Murray during the semi but all things went well.

A-Rod displayed an unforgettable grass performance that is filled with big aces and great forehand winners in four hours and sixteen minutes (7-5, 6-7, 6-7, 6-3, 14-16). See the Statistics

All praises for the Williams’ sisters. Venus and Serena meet again in the finals and came victorious in the Ladies’ Doubles. Can you simply imagine the loud bells at their house party? Honestly, I wanted Venus to win. She was unbeatable since Day 1 and even Russian’s Star, Dinara Safina, couldn’t destroy her (1-6, 0-6).  Not saw it coming, I was not satisfied with Serena-Venus Final Match Statistics. It was not as powerful as expected with Venus winning only two games in the second set (6-7, 2-6).

These Williams Sisters are invincible in Women’s Tennis but sad to say, numbers are not enough to bring one of them back at Number 1.

Different story for Fed though. Winning back to back grand slams this year (Roland Garros and Wimbledon), he returns to Number 1. Truly, where’s Rafa? Is he still injured? Geez, hes also missing the Davis Cup (Spain vs Germany)

Upsets and Unexpected at Wimbledon

To me, Maria Sharapova created the loudest buzz this year next to Andy Murray semi demise. Her second round exit against Gisela Dulko in the Centre Court was unexpected. Win, lose, in the early exit or not, Sharapova remains a favorite in Wimbledon no matter what.

Quite the opposite for my beloved (Ana Ivanovic). The Beautiful Serb cruised through the fourth round but never played in Center Court. Whatever the reason is, she played very competitive matches with Lucie Hradecka of Czench, Italy’s Sara Errani and Australia’s rising singles star, Samantha Stosur.

But her childhood friend made to the last eight. On the average, I’m satisfied with Novak Djokovic being in the quarters and winning a set before losing to Tommy Haas (Nole fell to Haas Again). Haas played an orthodox aggressive style on grass and as of July 6, 2009, he’s seeded number 19 in the rankings. Watch as Novak Djokovic defeated America’s Mardy Fish and Israel’s Dudi Sela during the third and fourth round.

I was quite shocked with Verdasco’s fourth round exit. I was aware Verdasco was the man of aces and spins. It would be exciting if he and Federer squared off during the quarters. I knew Federer would win but Verdasco could have some chances. Not enough though, the Spaniard couldn’t outlast Ivo Karlovic who was been tagged as the Ace King in ATP. And whoa, Verdasco was two spots down in the rankings, now at number 9.

Other Wimbledon 2009 Winners:

  • Daniel Nestor/ Nenad Zimonjic in Men’s Doubles
  • Mark Knowles/ Anna-Lena Groenefeld in Mixed Doubles
  • Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia in Junior Boy’s Singles
  • Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand in Junior Girl’s Singles
  • Stephane Houdet/ Michael Jeremiasz in Wheelchair Men’s Doubles
  • Korie Homan/ Esther Vergeer in Wheelchair Women’s Doubles

Wimbledon 2009 Facts and Figures

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