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June 27, 2011
Serena Williams’ hopes for a fairytale comeback at the 2011 Wimbledon were forced to an abrupt end as the ninth-seeded Frenchwoman, Marion Bartoli, took out the defending champion in two sets, 6-3, 7-6 (6). Bartoli was a finalist on the SW19 grass courts in 2007, but has had trouble matching that result ever since.
June 26, 2011
From June 20-24, HSBC presented Wimbledon 2011 at Rockefeller Plaza. Events included a hitting session with Monica Seles and Jim Courier, the chance to hit on Manhattan’s only grass tennis court, and the chance to play the Nintendo Wii tennis game, Grand Slam Tennis, on a giant screen.
June 24, 2011
If there were one player on the pro tour who cannot catch a break in life, that player would be Andy Roddick, no questions asked. In yet another Grand Slam disappointment, Roddick was upset by unseeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain in straight sets, 7-6(2), 7-6(2), 6-4.
June 24, 2011
The saying “anything is possible” comes to mind when thinking of the last two days on the SW19 grass courts at Wimbledon. Yesterday, the tennis world was shaken by a hurricane wild card, as Germany’s Sabine Lisicki knocked out 2011 French Open champion and number three seed, Na Li in a grueling three set encounter.
June 23, 2011
Even when you mention the game of tennis, the first names that come to mind are automatically Federer and Nadal. Novak Djokovic should now be one of those names that quickly come to mind, considering he is playing the best tennis on tour this year.
June 23, 2011
Italy’s Francesca Schiavone celebrated her 31st birthday in style on the grass courts of SW19 today by taking down Czech’s Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, 7-5, 6-3 to move into the third round of Wimbledon 2011.
June 23, 2011
While the Wimbledon takes place an ocean away in England, New York City has its own Wimbledon tournament that takes place only a river away.
June 22, 2011
Lauren Haukova of Elmsford, N.Y. (Girls 12) and Jessica Golovin from New York, N.Y. (Girls 14s) both won their sectional Nike Junior Tour Tournaments, the +L1 Eastern Sectional held at Mendham Racquet Club in Mendham, N.J.
June 22, 2011
If there was one word to describe the weather for the Wimbledon Championships, I think “frustrating” would be appropriate. Before play could even get underway on day three, we had to wait for the rain to pass.
June 22, 2011
On day three of Wimbledon 2011, the opening match on Centre Court was one for the books, as six- time Wimbledon champion, Venus Williams faced 40- year old, Kimiko Date- Krumm, a former world number four player from Japan.
June 21, 2011
Winning a first round match on the grass courts of SW19 is not an unexpected feat for a high caliber player such as Serena Williams. However, coming off a year filled with life-threatening turmoil, the defending champion could not help but breakdown into sobs on Center Court, after she beat Aravane Rezai of France, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
June 21, 2011
Unfortunately, day one of the 125th Wimbledon Championships was shortened due to rain, forcing half of the scheduled day one matches to day two. The only men’s match that could finish after the rains had come was Andy Murray of Britian and Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain, playing under the roof on Centre Court.
June 21, 2011
The USTA has announced that it will host its annual open casting call on Tuesday, June 21 at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater in New York City to select children to perform at the 2011 U.S. Open, Aug. 29–Sept. 11.
June 21, 2011
Despite Wimbledon 2011 being only the third tournament of the year for American Venus Williams, the six-time Wimbledon champion produced a powerful groundstroke game to beat her opponent, Akgul Amanmuradova from Uzbekistan, 6-3, 6-1.
June 21, 2011
Belgium’s Kim Clijsters, the number two player in the world, has been forced to withdraw from Wimbledon 2011 due to a right foot injury. At the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands, Clijsters stumbled and injured her foot while moving to the net in her match against Romina Oprandi.
June 21, 2011
This morning, the Wimbledon draws were announced for both the men's and women's sides, which begins this Monday. The men’s draw was expected to see have some good first round matches and possible showdowns later on ... and did they ever hit the nail on the head!
June 21, 2011
After exactly 50 weeks since she captured her fourth Wimbledon crown, Serena Williams, the number seven seed at this year’s Wimbledon Championship, will take to Centre Court for her first round matchup against France’s Aravane Rezai.
June 21, 2011
The seeding ceremony recently took place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, where the top 32 seeds were announced for this year's Wimbledon. For the most part, the men’s seeding generally followed their actual ATP ranking.
June 21, 2011
Another year has gone by and we are back on the courts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for Wimbledon 2011. Since last year’s Wimbledon we’ve seen the continuous dominance of world number one Rafael Nadal, the emergence of Novak Djokovic, and a changing of the guard for Roger Federer. Nonetheless, these are the three names being talked about most coming into Wimbledon 2011, each for separate reasons.
June 21, 2011
The climax of the British tennis calendar is upon us, as the world’s top players prepare to battle it out for the prestigious Wimbledon title. Wimbledon 2011 will be the 125th time that the All English Lawn Tennis Club has hosted The Championships since the first tournament in 1877.
May 27, 2011
On May 26, the USTA, in conjunction with the Queens District Attorney’s office, hosted its 13th Annual “Say Yes to Tennis, Say No to Drugs” event at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The free event was presented to hundreds of elementary school students from schools throughout the Far Rockaways, promoting the sport of tennis in the QuickStart format.