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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:06 am

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon, Serena Slam

She's done it. Serena Williams is the 2015 Wimbledon champion. She's completed her second Serena Slam, her sixth Wimbledon, and won her 21st Grand Slam title.

At next month's U.S. Open, she'll attempt to go for the first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1988. She'll also be looking to tie Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slams titles....
:clap: It's hard to remember when a Williams wasn't dominating.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:39 pm

I'm not a huge tennis fan, but whoa! Australian Open finals - Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer and Serena against Venus Williams. There may never be another finals with more collective lifetime talent.
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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:38 pm

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Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:54 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
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How bizarre. Where's RBG when you need her?

U.S. Open Umpire Hits Alize Cornet With A Bizarre Code Violation Because She Briefly Took Off Her Shirt
What I want to know is whether continuing to wear the shirt backwards would have also been a code violation. :D

Did Serena Williams's French Open Catsuit Make The French Tennis Federation President Too Horny?

You have too wonder whether this would have happened to a white player. Either way, it turns out that the sticks up the French Tennis Federation's butts are not a dress code violation. I don't care if they wear clown suits, either they're good tennis players or they're not.

Her response:

Serena Williams Hits Tennis Court In Tutu Amid Catsuit Ban And People Love It

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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:47 pm

Comeback Coco: Gauff escapes at Wimbledon, extends unlikely run

It was easy to forget that Coco Gauff is still just 15 as she stood on the grass of Centre Court, pounding her chest and shouting, “Let’s go! Come on!” to celebrate a 32-stroke point that forced a third set in her match Friday evening at Wimbledon.

Up in the stands, mom rose to pump a fist and yell, “Yes!” Thousands of spectators jumped out of their seats, too, roaring.

By then, Gauff already twice had been a point from losing in the third round to Polona Hercog (#60) of Slovenia.

Most players, no matter the age, would not be able to find a path past that kind of a deficit on this imposing a stage, would not be able to handle that sort of stress and figure out a way. Gauff is, quite clearly, not most players.

That much has been established. How far can she go, both this fortnight and in the future? The tennis world is watching, waiting to learn the answers.

That Gauff, ranked 313th and facing another unseeded player, was scheduled to appear at Wimbledon’s main stadium says plenty about what a sensation the Floridian already is.

That she won this one, and how she did so — erasing a pair of match points and coming back to beat Hercog 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5 — offer some insight into what Gauff might become....

As it is, she was the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon in the professional era, winning three matches last week against higher-ranked women in the preliminary rounds.

Then, by upsetting five-time champion Venus Williams (#44), who is 39, in the first round of the main event, Gauff became the youngest woman to win a match at the All England Club since 1991, when Jennifer Capriati reached the semifinals at 15.

That was followed by a win against 2017 Wimbledon semifinalist Magdalena Rybarikova (#139), who is 30, before getting past Hercog, 28. When a reporter wanted to know how Gauff might spend the prize money she’s already earned of about 175,000 pounds ($220,000), she replied: “I mean, I can’t buy a car, because I can’t drive.”

... Next up: A fourth-round matchup against 2018 French Open champion and former No. 1 Simona Halep (#7, ut-oh), who eliminated two-time major champ Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-1....
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Unread post by O Really » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:02 pm

"ranked 313..."
Maybe they should reconsider that ranking. :)

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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:23 pm

O Really wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:02 pm
"ranked 313..."
Maybe they should reconsider that ranking. :)
:thumbup: :D

I was going to suggest that maybe it's time for #44 Venus, 39, to retire, but she's earned $513,548 this year, plus any endorsements.
http://scores.nbcsports.com/tennis/rank ... WTA&rank=1
Serena, 37, is #10, $623,533.
#1 Ashleigh Barty, Australia, $5,122,783.
#452 in points, Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina, is #200 for money, $62,769. Not bad for sort of sucking.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:46 pm

O Really wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:02 pm
"ranked 313..."
Maybe they should reconsider that ranking. :)
Somewhere between #44 and #7 would be about right.

Wimbledon's 'Manic Monday': 15-year-old sensation Cori 'Coco' Gauff, No. 1 ranked Ash Barty out in 4th round

Awww.
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Vrede too wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:46 pm
O Really wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:02 pm
"ranked 313..."
Maybe they should reconsider that ranking. :)
Somewhere between #44 and #7 would be about right.

Wimbledon's 'Manic Monday': 15-year-old sensation Cori 'Coco' Gauff, No. 1 ranked Ash Barty out in 4th round

Awww.
She'll be back.
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Unread post by O Really » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:46 pm

Wow. "Hey 19" you just beat Serena!
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/tennis ... &ocid=iehp

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:52 pm

O Really wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:46 pm
Wow. "Hey 19" you just beat Serena!
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/tennis ... &ocid=iehp
Hey Ontario, you just beat the GOAT, and became the first Canadian to ever win a Grand Slam singles title!
Asked what she had overcome on Saturday, she said, “definitely the crowd.” Then she offered a most Canadian response: “I know you guys wanted Serena to win,” she said. “I’m sorry.”
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