Posts Tagged ‘ Wimbledon ’

Federer Ties Sampras’ Wimbledon Record With Victory

Roger Federer defeats Andy Murray in four sets for his seventh Wimbledon title, tying Pete Sampras’ record.

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The Highest-Paid Female Athletes – Forbes

Maria Sharapova @ Roland Garros
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Maria Sharapova struggled in recent years with injuries and inconsistent play on the tennis court. Her worldwide ranking plummeted to a low of No. 126 in 2009 and she was rarely a factor in Grand Slam events. But this year Sharapova has rebounded and won 80% of her matches. She is now ranked No. 5 in the world and reached the Wimbledon finals in July; her first Grand Slam final in more than three years.

While Sharapova has bounced back on the court, off the court she never left. Sharapova is the world’s highest-paid female athlete for the seventh straight year and this year it is not even close. Sharapova earned $25 million over the last 12-months, double the amount of any other female athlete in the world.

via The Highest-Paid Female Athletes – Kurt Badenhausen – Jock Rich – Forbes.

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Inspired Djokovic proves he is the main man | Reuters

(Reuters) – Novak Djokovic proved he is the dominant force in men’s tennis by outplaying defending champion Rafa Nadal to win Wimbledon for the first time with an emphatic 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3 victory in the final on Sunday.

via Inspired Djokovic proves he is the main man | Reuters.

Serena and Venus bow out, worry for Nadal | Reuters

(Reuters) – It took less than two brutal hours at Wimbledon on Monday to disprove the theory that Serena and Venus Williams could march back to continue their domination of the grasscourt slam having hardly swung their rackets in anger for months.

via Serena and Venus bow out, worry for Nadal | Reuters.

Federer back to reclaim his Wimbledon crown | Reuters

(Reuters) – A Wimbledon final without Roger Federer almost seemed unthinkable 12 months ago but the ‘unthinkable’ happened last July when the most gifted player to have picked up a tennis racket discovered he was no longer on the guest list for the showpiece match at the grasscourt grand slam.

But the man who enjoyed the privilege of opening Center Court proceedings at the All England Club for seven successive years – including 2009 when Rafa Nadal was unable to defend his title – is now back to reclaim his crown.

via Federer back to reclaim his Wimbledon crown | Reuters.