Andy is one of the most under-rated players and does not depend on his serve, but likes to hack away out there. He is so humble and normal you can’t help but root for him. I’d like to see him get to world number one some day and it looks as if he’s really on track to get there.
I think we may be on the cusp of a major shakeup in the hierarchy of tennis. Federer may be on his last years or so to win another after dominating for so long. I’m not sure if that’s the case with Serena, who seems still so strong. Hers is a game that is overwhelmingly powered by her serve, strength and stamina.
Yet, Serena had yet to win a Grand Slam tournament this year after winning last years’s Wimbledon. This was her 22nd Grand Slam win. Women however, have shown they can hang in for longer time than most men in tennis as in the case of Navratilova (with nine Wimbledon wins), Steffi Graff, Chris Evert and others.
I love seeing the finesse of those who are still playing the net and mixing it up. Roger certainly has been playing the net more this year and it worked for him after a tough year with knee surgery and a few other health issues. However Milos Raonic beat Federer in a match that might have gone either way. Raonic is clearly one to watch and looks so strong and fresh with a great net game and is not a serve monster like so many players are now.
Sam Querrey was a delight to watch in his surprising win over Djokovic. It was great to see this 6’6 Californian moving up. I look forward to seeing more of him and more of the players on the lower ranks.
Serena and sister Venus won the ladies’ doubles title and I was glad to see Venus herself do so well this year. She almost made it to the finals, but might have been tired as she was playing doubles and mixed doubles as well and still battles an auto-immune disorder that tires her. Still with all that, Venus rocks as one of only three women who have ever gotten to the women’s semi-finals over age of 35, the other being Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King.
Lest she be overshadowed by her little sister, remember Venus was instrumental in getting women equal pay here at Wimbledon. What many don’t know is that is was slightly raised, but not to the same level as the men’s. Then in 2007, Venus wrote an op-ed piece in The London Times saying that there really is a glass ceiling and Wimbledon was perpetuating it. That prompted Tony Blair to agree and call for changes. Soon, Wimbledon folded and the history of unequal pay between men and women players was over. Venus deserves so much more respect than she gets. She’s an asset to the whole game of tennis and an exceptionally gracious lady.
I was excited to see the Angie Kerber and Serena match up. I’ve seen the German Kerber play and she’s got an amazing game. I’m sure we will be seeing more and more of her.
Loved this dress on Kate.I think it was McQueen. Will looks pretty nice too.
Prints and florals seem a popular choice at the tournament and they probably look fresher after one sits so long, show less creases and are more forgiving.
I adore florals and thought Kim Murray’s choices were my favorites.
The white bag she’s carried for the past few years is by Aspinal, a British brand and is a tech tote with a charger and can hold an iPad as well. Cute and functional. I could only find it at Selfridges in two-tone leather here, but Aspinal has a lot of smart as well as cute bags.
Beyonce was in Serena’ box Saturday, but I wasn’t sure about her blouse.
Any other Wimbledon fanatics out there? What were your favorite moments of this year’s tournament?