Posts Tagged Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal Returns to Training

Posted by on Tuesday, 21 July, 2009
NADAL IN ACTION AT BNP PARIBAS FINAL

Jun 19 2009
World No.1 tennis player Rafael Nadal in action during the final of the BNP Paribas Tennis final against Stanislas Wawrinka at the Hurlingham Club,London Friday June 15 2009. Nadal is giving a press conference at Wimbledon this evening regarding his knee injury and possible withdrawal from Wimbledon on Monday. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott) Photo via Newscom
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Rafael Nadal returns to training after recovering from tendonitis in both of his knees. Nadal was unable to defend his title at The Championships, Wimbledon last month due to the injury. However, he will defend his Rogers Cup title in Montreal.


Federer Stands Alone

Posted by on Sunday, 5 July, 2009
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05:  Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates victory with the trophy after the men's singles final match against Andy Roddick of USA on Day Thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 5, 2009 in London, England. Federer won 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Jul 5 2009
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND – JULY 05: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates victory with the trophy after the men’s singles final match against Andy Roddick of USA on Day Thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 5, 2009 in London, England. Federer won 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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After four and a quarter hours, Roger Federer overcame Andy Roddick in a historic 30-game fifth set, the longest in Wimbledon history.

Federer also picked up the HSBC Champion of Champions honor along side Martina Navratilova.


Wimbledon Crowns a New Champion but Stays in the Family

Posted by on Saturday, 4 July, 2009
The Championships, Wimbledon 04/07/2009 Serena Williams (USA) with Venus Rosewater Plate after beating sister Venus in Ladies Singles Final Photo Roger Parker Fotosports International

Jul 4 2009
The Championships, Wimbledon 04/07/2009 Serena Williams (USA) with Venus Rosewater Plate after beating sister Venus in Ladies Singles Final Photo Roger Parker Fotosports International
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Wimbledon crowns a new ladies’ singles champion at the the All England Club, but the crown stays in the Williams family. Serena Williams takes her turn by defeating her sister Venus Williams in straight sets, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 in 87 minutes.


Serena Williams Defeats Elena Dementieva in a Grueling Match

Posted by on Thursday, 2 July, 2009


Elena Dementieva at Wimbledon 2009, originally uploaded by EvianInsiders.
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND – JULY 02: Elena Dementieva of Russia takes a break during the women’s singles semi final match against Serena Williams of USA on Day Ten of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 2, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Evian)

Serena Williams defeats Russia’s Elena Dementieva in the women’s singles semi-final at Wimbledon 6-7 7-5 8-6. The longest women’s semi-final at Wimbledon in the era of Open tennis, by most accounts the finest women’s match at the 2009 Championships so far.


Williams Sisters Cruise Through to Next Round

Posted by on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009
The Championships - Wimbledon 2009 Day Eight

Jun 30 2009
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 30: Serena Williams of USA shakes hands with Victoria Azarenka of Belarus after the women’s singles quarter final match on Day Eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 30, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
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The Williams sisters cruise through to the next round of the Wimbledon. Venus Williams took just an hour and eight minutes to dispatch 11th seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 6-2. In similar fashion, Serena Williams took only five minutes longer than her sister to beat Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-3.