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Wimbledon:

#13 Eugenie Bouchard
5' 10" 134lb RH 2H-BH
Wimbledon:

#6 Petra Kvitova
6'0" 154lb LH 2H-BH

Virginia Wade was the most recent British woman to win Wimbledon, in 1977... Virginia also won the first US Open in 1968       On Saturday at London, England, in the final of The Championships at Wimbledon, the 2011 Wimbledon titleist, 24 year old 6th seeded #6 (career high: #2) Petra Kvitova from Fulnek, Czech Republic, defeated the 2014 champ at Nuremberg (and a 2014 Roland Garros & Australian Open semifinalist), 20 year old 13th seeded #13 (career high: #13) Eugenie Bouchard from Westmount, Canada, 6-3, 6-0 (Genie is shown during the match; Petra is shown holding the hardware afterward).

    Petra's prize is 1,760,000 (about $3,016,209 US); Genie's prize is 880,000 (about $1,508,104 US).

    Petra dominated the match from beginning to end; Genie did not have a very good day.

    Petra struck 28 winners (4 aces) with 12 unforced errors (3 double faults) while scoring on 6 of the 13 break points she reached against Genie and totaling 61 points in the match. Genie hit 8 winners (1 ace) with 4 unforced errors (2 DFs) while converting the one break point she reached against Petra and totaling 37 points. match stats *

    Petra said: "To be back here with the trophy is so special. I have to say thank to everyone who supports me all the time, it is a special time for me. Hopefully it will be good for everyone in the Czech Republic to have a second trophy. It is my second title so I hope it will be a little bit easier for me to handle." BBC story

    Genie said: "I'd like to congratulate Petra, she played fantastic these two weeks. It was really tough for me today, but I'm proud of how I've played this whole tournament. I love coming back to Wimbledon so thank you guys." WTA: Wimbledon Final: As It Happened

    Petra and Genie had met only once before, in August of last year on a Deco-Turf hardcourt in the 2nd round at Toronto, when Petra defeated Genie 6-3, 6-2.

    2011 Wimbledon champ Petra is now 12-4 in WTA singles finals, and 2-0 Grand Slam finals. Petra has a 25-10 singles match record in 2014.

    2012 Wimbledon juniors champ Genie is now 1-2 in WTA singles finals. She was playing in her first Grand Slam singles final (she lost in the semis at Melbourne and Roland Garros this year). Genie has a 36-14 singles match record this season.

    * Note: Wimbledon statistics tend to substantially understate the number of unforced errors (compared to other tourneys).

    Sunday Men's Final: s1 Novak Djokovic SRB d s4 Roger Federer SUI 6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4


 
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  2014 Major Skirmishes, Top Half

4th Round:
n3 Simona Halep ROU d n71 Zarina Diyas KAZ 6-3, 6-0
n9 Angelique Kerber GER d n5 Maria Sharapova RUS 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4
n13 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n25 Alize Cornet FRA 7-6(5), 7-5
n19 Sabine Lisicki GER d n67 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Quarterfinals:
n3 Simona Halep ROU d n19 Sabine Lisicki GER 6-4, 6-0
n13 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n9 Angelique Kerber GER 6-3, 6-4

Semifinal:
n13 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n3 Simona Halep ROU 7-6(5), 6-2

  2014 Major Skirmishes, Bottom Half

4th Round:
n22 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-3, 6-0
n6 Petra Kvitova CZE d n60 Shuai Peng CHN 6-3, 6-2
n43 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE d n16 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-2, 7-5
n23 Lucie Safarova CZE d n174 q Tereza Smitkova CZE 6-0, 6-2

Quarterfinals:
n6 Petra Kvitova CZE d n43 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE 6-1, 7-5
n23 Lucie Safarova CZE d n22 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6-3, 6-1

Semifinal:
n6 Petra Kvitova CZE d n23 Lucie Safarova CZE 7-6(6), 6-1

    2014 prize money is shown below. As of June 20, £1 = $1.70 US, a year ago it was $1.33 US, two years ago $1.56.

WTA SCOREBOARD: The Championships at Wimbledon
The Wimbledon Centre Court scoreboard at match point during the 1977 ladies singles semifinal as Virginia Wade defeated Chris Evert, and advanced to defeat Betty Stove in the final, becoming the last British woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon-- a portion of a photo from Virginia's book Courting Triumph, click for book excerpts
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    The Championships at Wimbledon have 32 seeds, with no 1st-round byes. There are 12 qualifiers and 8 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying finals are on Thursday. Early round play begins at noon local time, QFs & SFs at 1pm, and the Final at 2pm on Saturday.
 

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2014: On Thursday, June 19, young ladies looking good at the Kensington Roof Gardens WTA player party included 2002, '03, '09 '10 & '12 Wimbledon champ Serena Williams, Ana Ivanovic & Sorana Cirstea (shown getting ready), Dominika Cibulkova, Sloane Stephens, 2004 champ Maria Sharapova...
row 2: hostess Holly Branson, Laura Robson (currently recovering after wrist surgery), 2000, '01, '05 '07 & '08 Wimbledon champion Venus Williams, and Victoria Azarenka & Genie Bouchard... also on Thursday, Elena Vesnina took the day off to step out for a little London shopping...
Wimbledon, 1st Round Mon-Tue Jun 23-24 11:30am
loser's prize: 27,000; points: 10
Monday: rain stopped play on outer courts
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n114 Anna Tatishvili USA 6-1, 6-2 Tue

Serena driving a backhand

n2 s2 Na Li CHN d n175 q Paula Kania POL 7-5, 6-2 Mon

Na following a forehand

    Na lost in the 1st round of this year's French Open. Na said: "When you come onto the court there is always some tension. Also, it doesn't matter how you play in practice, when you come to the match you still feel nervous. It doesn't matter how long you've been on the tour because you never know what will happen in the first match in a major...
    "So even today I was a little bit down in the first set. But I said to myself, 'Okay, just keep going, otherwise it will turn out like the French Open!'" WTA story

n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n91 Teliana Pereira BRA 6-2, 6-2 Tue

Simona driving a forehand

n4 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n214 q Andreea Mitu ROU 6-2, 6-1 Mon-rain-Tue

Agnieszka delivering a backhand

n5 s5 Maria Sharapova RUS d n242 wc Samantha Murray GBR 6-1, 6-0 Tue

Maria driving a forehand

    Maria said: "It was obviously a bit slower start than I wanted, but I think as the match progressed, I got more comfortable, found my toss a little bit better. I think my serve percentage went up, which was quite important considering she did want to play an aggressive game off of the second serves." WTA story

n6 s6 Petra Kvitova CZE d n117 Andrea Hlavackova CZE 6-3, 6-0 Mon

Petra's forehand drive

    Petra withdrew from her quarterfinal last week at Eastbourne due to a right thigh strain. Petra said: "Andrea played well. It was our first meeting in a long time. It's not easy to play Czech girls. I was expecting a tough match and I'm just glad that I won the last point...
    "I feel better, which is nice news. I had to pull out of Eastbourne to be ready for Wimbledon, so I'm just glad that it's getting better." WTA story

*n41 Kaia Kanepi EST d n7 s7 Jelena Jankovic SRB 6-3, 6-2 Tue
n8 s8 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n108 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO 6-3, 7-5 Mon

Vika driving a backhand

    It was Victoria's first win since she was sidelined by a left foot bone bruise in January. Victoria said: "I'm just very happy to be able to play. This is what I love to do. It's such a great feeling to play without pain and that's what's important for me at the moment...
    "I think getting the game together and the timing is a long process. But the important thing is that I'm there and feeling 100%. My focus is there. My desire and concentration is there. So that's all I can ask for in myself." WTA story

n9 s9 Angelique Kerber GER d n92 Urszula Radwanska POL 6-2, 6-4 Tue

Angelique's backhand drive

n10 s10 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n118 q Aleksandra Wozniak CAN 6-1, 6-2 Mon

Domi ready to swat a forehand

n11 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n77 Francesca Schiavone ITA 7-6(6), 6-4 Tue

Ana driving a backhand

n12 s12 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n62 Jana Cepelova SVK 6-2, 6-3 Mon

Flavia fielding a forehand

n13 s13 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n35 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 7-5, 7-5 Tue

Genie following a forehand

*n46 Caroline Garcia FRA d n14 s14 Sara Errani ITA 2-6 7-6(3) 7-5 Mon-rain-Tue

Caroline driving a forehand

n15 s15 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n33 Shuai Zhang CHN 6-1, 6-2 Tue
n16 s16 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n78 Shahar Peer ISR 6-3, 6-0 Mon-rain-Tue

Caro following a backhand

*n54 Yanina Wickmayer BEL d n17 s17 Samantha Stosur AUS 6-3, 6-4 Mon
*n87 Maria Kirilenko RUS d n18 s18 Sloane Stephens USA 6-2, 7-6(6) Mon

Maria delivering a backhand

n19 s19 Sabine Lisicki GER d n82 Julia Glushko ISR 6-2, 6-1 Tue

Sabine's forehand drive

n20 s20 Andrea Petkovic GER d n103 Katarzyna Piter POL 6-1, 6-4 Tue

Petko after match point

*n89 Donna Vekic CRO d n21 s21 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 Tue
n22 s22 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n68 K Date-Krumm JPN 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 Mon
n23 s23 Lucie Safarova CZE d n101 Julia Goerges GER 7-6(3), 7-6(3) Mon
n24 s24 Kirsten Flipkens BEL d n123 q Tamira Paszek AUT 6-4, 6(3)-7, 6-2 Tue
n25 s25 Alize Cornet FRA d n56 Anna Schmiedlova SVK 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 Tue

Alize launching a forehand

*n44 Alison Riske USA d n26 s26 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 Tue
*n69 Coco Vandeweghe USA d n27 s27 Garbine Muguruza ESP 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 Mon
*n104 q Michelle Larcher de Brito POR d n28 s28 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 Mon-rain-Tue
*n115 q Victoria Duval USA d n29 s29 Sorana Cirstea ROU 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 Tue

Victoria ready to swat a backhand

n30 s30 Venus Williams USA d n53 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 Mon

Venus driving a backhand

    Venus said: "I think my opponent played amazingly. She just was playing so well, going for everything. So it was definitely a challenge today against someone who is just playing such inspired tennis...
    "Obviously, it feels good to win. I mean, it feels good to play well against an opponent who is playing well and advance to the next round. That always helps for the first match on a new surface." WTA story

n31 s31 Klara Koukalova CZE d n148 wc Taylor Townsend USA 7-5, 6-2 Tue
n32 s32 Elena Vesnina RUS d n73 Patricia Mayr-Achleitner AUT 6-0, 6-4 Mon
*n98 Misaki Doi JPN d n34 Elina Svitolina UKR 6-4, 6-1 Mon

Misaki driving a forehand

n36 Casey Dellacqua AUS d n176 q Anett Kontaveit EST 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 Mon
*n57 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n37 T Pironkova BUL 6(6)-7, 6-2, 6-2 Mon-rain-Tue
n38 Yvonne Meusburger AUT d n75 Vania King USA 7-5, 6-3 Mon
*n72 Belinda Bencic SUI d n39 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 Tue

Belinda's backhand drive

n40 Kurumi Nara JPN d n111 Anna-Lena Friedsam GER 6-4, 6-4 Mon

Kurumi driving a backhand

n42 Camila Giorgi ITA d n84 Alexandra Cadantu ROU 6-1, 7-6(5) Tue
n43 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE d n135 q Alla Kudryavtseva RUS 6-2, 6-2 Mon
n45 Bojana Jovanovski SRB d n81 Johanna Larsson SWE 7-6(2), 6-0 Mon
n47 Madison Keys USA d n51 Monica Puig PUR 6-3, 6-3 Tue

Madison about to connect with a forehand

*n50 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n48 Karin Knapp ITA 6(4)-7, 6-4, 10-8 Tue
*n97 Chanelle Scheepers RSA d n49 Christina McHale USA 6-3, 6-3 Tue
*n70 Heather Watson GBR d n52 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO 6-3, 6-2 Tue
*n90 Jie Zheng CHN d n55 Annika Beck GER 6-1, 6-3 Tue
n58 Lauren Davis USA d n83 Alisa Kleybanova RUS 6-1, 6-2 Mon

Lauren's backhand drive

n59 Mona Barthel GER d n183 Romina Oprandi SUI 7-5, 6-0 Mon
n60 Shuai Peng CHN d n109 Johanna Konta GBR 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 Mon

Shuai about to swat a forehand

n61 Petra Cetkovska CZE d n122 Jovana Jaksic SRB 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Tue
n64 Polona Hercog SLO d n96 Paula Ormaechea ARG 6-4, 6-4 Mon
*n93 Alison van Uytvanck BEL d n65 Monica Niculescu ROU 7-5, 6-3 Mon
*n188 q Ana Konjuh CRO d n66 Marina Erakovic NZL 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 Mon
n67 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ d n100 wc Kristyna Pliskova CZE 3-6, 6-4, 8-6 Tue
n71 Zarina Diyas KAZ d n107 Kristina Mladenovic FRA 7-6(4), 6-4 Tue-dark-Wed
n74 wc Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP d n110 Olga Govortsova BLR 6-4, 6-3 Tue
*n177 wc Jarmila Gajdosova AUS d n76 Stefanie Voegele SUI 6-3, 7-6(6) Mon

Jarmila driving a forehand

n80 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU d n99 Virginie Razzano FRA 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 Tue
*n86 q Timea Bacsinszky SUI d n85 Sharon Fichman CAN 6-1, 6-3 Tue
*n164 wc Naomi Broady GBR d n94 Timea Babos HUN 2-6, 7-6(7), 6-0 Mon
*n144 q Lesia Tsurenko UKR d n116 Dinah Pfizenmaier GER 6-3, 6-0 Tue
*n174 q Tereza Smitkova CZE d n119 Su-Wei Hsieh TPE 6-3, 6-3 Mon
*n132 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP d n127 Petra Martic CRO 6-0, 6-1 Tue
*n561 wc Vera Zvonareva RUS d n245 wc T Moore GBR 6-4, 6(3)-7, 9-7 Tue-dark-Wed

Vera's forehand drive

Wimbledon, 2nd Round Wed-Thu Jun 25-26 11:30am
loser's prize: 43,000; points: 70
Thursday: rain stopped play on outer courts ~ 715pm
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n97 Chanelle Scheepers RSA 6-1, 6-1 Thu

Serena driving a backhand

    Serena said: "I felt OK today. I just had a goal and trying to do better each day... I don't want to feel great necessarily right now because hopefully I have several more matches I can play. But the goal for me is just to feel a little better every day." AP story

n2 s2 Na Li CHN d n38 Yvonne Meusburger AUT 6-2, 6-2 Wed

Na driving a forehand

    Na said: "I think the second round was better than the first because I already had a match under my belt. Before my first round, I hadn't played in a month, so I was rusty. In the second match, I felt more comfortable about where the ball was going." WTA story

n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n144 q Lesia Tsurenko UKR 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 ppd-Fri
n4 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n36 Casey Dellacqua AUS 6-4, 6-0 Wed

Aga's forehand drive

    Agnieszka said: "It's always great to be out on Centre Court, especially here, where I have my best Grand Slam memories. Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam where I did the final, so of course I have the best memories here on Centre Court. I was really looking forward to playing there again." WTA story

n5 s5 Maria Sharapova RUS d n86 q Timea Bacsinszky SUI 6-2, 6-1 Thu

Maria driving a forehand

    Maria said: "The first couple of matches are really crucial, in terms of working on so many things as a grass court player, and trying to make that transition from clay as quickly as possible. The grass is quite different from the practice courts. Once you get out there, you try to focus a little bit more on executing better and not letting your focus go." WTA story

n6 s6 Petra Kvitova CZE d n59 Mona Barthel GER 6-2, 6-0 Wed

Petra watching her forehand fly

    About facing 5-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in the 3rd round, Petra said: "Venus... likes the grass, and I'm totally the same. And I'm looking forward to this match. I think it's going to be a great fight. We played in Doha I think, and then in Tokyo, and it's always a very tough match, so I'm expecting the same thing here." WTA story

*n45 Bojana Jovanovski SRB d n8 s8 Victoria Azarenka BLR 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 Wed

 
Vika and Bojana driving forehand and backhand

n9 s9 Angelique Kerber GER d n70 Heather Watson GBR 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 Thu

 
Heather and Angelique driving backhand and forehand

    Angelique said: "I think it was really tough match. Heather is a great player and very talented. I knew before the match it would be tough and that's how it turned out. In the third set, I was just trying to be aggressive and hit the ball well. I tried to focus on me and just stay in the moment." WTA story

n10 s10 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n93 Alison van Uytvanck BEL 3-6, 6-3, 8-6 Wed

Domi driving a backhand

n11 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n90 Jie Zheng CHN 6-4, 6-0 Thu

Ana after winning a point

    Ana said: "I feel like I've been playing a lot of matches and getting a lot of good victories this year. I really try to do my work on the court, try to win the matches that I should, and to improve in each match. Then rankings take care of themselves." WTA story

*n58 Lauren Davis USA d n12 s12 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-4, 7-6(4) Wed
n13 s13 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n74 wc Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP 7-5, 6-1 Thu

Genie after match point

*n71 Zarina Diyas KAZ d n15 s15 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 7-6(12), 5-7, 6-2 Thu

Zarina about to slice a backhand

n16 s16 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n164 wc Naomi Broady GBR 6-3, 6-2 Wed

Caroline after match point

n19 s19 Sabine Lisicki GER d n50 Karolina Pliskova CZE 6-3, 7-5 Thu

Sabine following a forehand

n20 s20 Andrea Petkovic GER d n80 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 Thu
n22 s22 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n98 Misaki Doi JPN 7-5, 6-4 Wed
n23 s23 Lucie Safarova CZE d n64 Polona Hercog SLO 7-6(7), 7-5 Wed
n24 s24 Kirsten Flipkens BEL d n132 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 6-2, 6-1 Thu
n25 s25 Alize Cornet FRA d n61 Petra Cetkovska CZE 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 Thu
n30 s30 Venus Williams USA d n40 Kurumi Nara JPN 7-6(4), 6-1 Wed

Venus driving a backhand

    Venus said: "Walking out there you know no one's going to give you a match, especially at the majors, so I knew all points I would have to work for. I think I was able to lift my game a little at the important points, which is what you want to do. Then also in the second set I lifted my game."

*n47 Madison Keys USA d n31 s31 Klara Koukalova CZE 7-5, 6(3)-7, 6-2 Thu
*n43 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE d n32 s32 Elena Vesnina RUS 6-4, 6-2 Wed
*n67 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ d n41 Kaia Kanepi EST 6-3, 6(4)-7, 6-2 Thu
*n44 Alison Riske USA d n42 Camila Giorgi ITA 7-5, 6-2 Thu
n46 Caroline Garcia FRA d n57 Varvara Lepchenko USA 7-5, 6-3 Wed

Caroline driving a forehand

*n188 q Ana Konjuh CRO d n54 Yanina Wickmayer BEL 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 Wed
n60 Shuai Peng CHN d n87 Maria Kirilenko RUS 6-0, 6-3 Wed
*n174 q Tereza Smitkova CZE d n69 Coco Vandeweghe USA 6-3, 7-6(4) Wed
n72 Belinda Bencic SUI d n115 q Victoria Duval USA 6-4, 7-5 ppd-Fri
*n561 wc Vera Zvonareva RUS d n89 Donna Vekic CRO 6-2, 6-2 Thu
n104 q Michelle Larcher de Brito POR d n177 wc J Gajdosova AUS 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 Wed

Wimbledon, 3rd Round Fri-Sat Jun 27-28 11:30am
loser's prize: 71,000; points: 130
*n25 s25 Alize Cornet FRA d n1 s1 Serena Williams USA 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Sat

   
Serena and Alize driving forehand and backhand, and Alize after match point

    The match ended on two errors by Serena. Alize said: "[Serena] helped me a little bit, because he did two big mistakes. I think she was nervous as well; she's just a human, like everybody, and that's what I was thinking about." interview video

    It was Alize's second straight win over Serena; she also defeated the #1 in this year's semifinals at Dubai, 6-4, 6-4.

    Serena said: "Alize kept her unforced errors really low. She was going for her shots. She played really well today."

*n43 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE d n2 s2 Na Li CHN 7-6(5), 7-6(5) Fri

   
Na and Barbora about to swat forehands, and Barbora after match point

    Barbora said: "I thought I can do it and that's what happened... I was serving very well. I was following the tactics that my coach gave me and I think that was the key." WTA story

    Na said: "[In] the important moments, I was always waiting, waiting and wishing my opponent would make a mistake. It didn't work." WTA story

n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n72 Belinda Bencic SUI 6-4, 6-1 Sat

Simona driving a forehand

n4 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n104 q Michelle Larcher de Brito POR 6-2, 6-0 Fri

Aga following a backhand

n5 s5 Maria Sharapova RUS d n44 Alison Riske USA 6-3, 6-0 under roof Sat

Maria serving

n6 s6 Petra Kvitova CZE d n30 s30 Venus Williams USA 5-7, 7-6(2), 7-5 Fri

   
Venus and Petra driving forehand and backhand, and Petra after match point

n9 s9 Angelique Kerber GER d n24 s24 Kirsten Flipkens BEL 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 Sat

Angelique driving a forehand

*n23 s23 Lucie Safarova CZE d n10 s10 Dominika Cibulkova SVK 6-4, 6-2 Fri

Lucie after match point

*n19 s19 Sabine Lisicki GER d n11 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 Sat-dark-Mon

 
Sabine and Ana driving forehand and backhand

    Sabine said: "I think it was a good match. [Ana is] such a good player and was playing so well at the start. Then the rain came and when we came back out I played a lot better in the third set." WTA story

*n60 Shuai Peng CHN d n58 Lauren Davis USA 0-6, 6-3, 6-3 Fri
n13 s13 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n20 s20 Andrea Petkovic GER 6-3, 6-4 Sat

Petko congratulating Genie after match point

n16 s16 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n188 q Ana Konjuh CRO 6-3, 6-0 Fri

Caro after match point

n22 s22 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n46 Caroline Garcia FRA 7-5, 6-3 Fri
*n174 q Tereza Smitkova CZE d n45 Bojana Jovanovski SRB 4-6, 7-6(5), 10-8 Fri
*n67 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ d n47 Madison Keys USA 7-6(7), 6-6 retired—adductor strain Sat-dark-Mon
n71 Zarina Diyas KAZ d n561 wc Vera Zvonareva RUS 7-6(1), 3-6, 6-3 Sat

Wimbledon, 4th Round, Mon Jun 30 11:30am
loser's prize: 117,000; points: 240
n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n71 Zarina Diyas KAZ 6-3, 6-0 ppd-Tue

Simona driving a backhand

*n22 s22 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n4 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-3, 6-0

 
Agnieszka and Ekaterina driving forehands

*n9 s9 Angelique Kerber GER d n5 s5 Maria Sharapova RUS 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4 ppd-Tue

   
Maria and Angelique driving forehands, and Angelique after winning a point

    Angelique won on her 7th match point. Angelique said: "It's unbelievable. It was such a tough match. We were playing on a really high level, and it was so close. Every single set was so close. I'm just happy I won the match. Maria is a great player and plays so well on grass, so this is really just unbelievable...
    "When I had the three match points at 0-40 I was just trying to focus on myself, play my game and stay aggressive. In the end it worked, and I'm happy I won this battle and am in the quarterfinals now." WTA story

    Maria said: "I think there were a few little key moments in each set that I can learn from. I was up in the tie-breaker and didn't follow through. It was great to come back in that second. But I had a really slow start in the third, and she rode with that confidence. It was just a few points at the end of that. Maybe things would've been different if I won that game, but in the end I didn't win that game. I did everything I could in the end to save those match points, but I didn't save the last one."

n6 s6 Petra Kvitova CZE d n60 Shuai Peng CHN 6-3, 6-2

Petra's forehand drive

    Petra said: "I was focusing on every point. It was pretty close from the beginning, and when I broke her it got me more relaxed, and I was able to play my game. I'm just glad that I won." WTA story

n13 s13 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n25 s25 Alize Cornet FRA 7-6(5), 7-5

 
Alize ready to swat a backhand, and Genie running down a forehand

    Genie said: "I'm really excited to win... [Alize is] a really good player and got back a lot of balls... I'm very excited to be in another major quarterfinal, but I need to stay focused. It's important not to be distracted and take it one match at a time. But, of course, I want to go further." WTA story

*n43 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE d n16 s16 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-2, 7-5

 
Caroline and Barbora driving forehand and backhand

    Barbora said: "I can't believe it right now. It's great. It was a tough match and it took me five match points. I'm really happy that I was able to win today."

    Caro said: "It's hardest for me to play against [Barbora] on grass. On clay and on hardcourts, the ball bounces up a little bit more. But she mixes up the pace and hits a lot of drop shots and slice returns that don't bounce up. She kind of gets you out of your rhythm a little bit. She also came to the net a lot and was very successful."

n19 s19 Sabine Lisicki GER d n67 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 ppd-Tue

Sabine driving a forehand

    Sabine won despite a shoulder injury. Sabine said: "I was fighting with all my heart. I couldn't really serve, but I was digging in there, and fighting for every single point." WTA story

n23 s23 Lucie Safarova CZE d n174 q Tereza Smitkova CZE 6-0, 6-2

Lucie's backhand drive

Wimbledon, QFs, Tue Jul 1
loser's prize: 226,000; points: 430
n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n19 s19 Sabine Lisicki GER 6-4, 6-0 ppd-Wed

   
Sabine serving, Simona driving a backhand, and after match point

    Simona trailed 1-4 in the 1st set, then won the 11 remaining games to take the match.

    Simona said: "[Sabine] had 4-1 and then I came very well back. I played my best today and I was enjoying every moment, because it was incredible on Centre Court." AP story

n6 s6 Petra Kvitova CZE d n43 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE 6-1, 7-5

   
Petra driving a backhand, Barbora fielding a forehand, and Petra after match point

*n13 s13 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n9 s9 Angelique Kerber GER 6-3, 6-4 ppd-Wed

   
Angelique driving a backhand, Genie about to swat a forehand, and after match point

    Genie said: "I'm happy to be able to pull it out in the end. I was really trying to stay in the moment and knew I couldn't think ahead. At the end, I had a few bad errors but also a few good aggressive shots." WTA story

    About facing Simona Halep in the semifinals, Genie said: "I'm excited about the match. [Simona is] a very good player. So I'm definitely ready for tough match and ready to go one step further."

*n23 s23 Lucie Safarova CZE d n22 s22 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6-3, 6-1

   
Ekaterina driving a backhand, Lucie following one, and Kate congratulating Lucie after match point

Wimbledon, SFs, Thu Jul 3 1pm
loser's prize: 440,000; points: 780
*n13 s13 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU 7-6(5), 6-2

   
Simona driving a forehand, Genie following a backhand, and after winning the 1st set

    Genie struck 20 winners (including 2 aces) with 23 unforced errors (including 3 double faults) while scoring on 3 of the 9 break points she reached against Simona and totaling 81 points in the match. Simona hit 13 winners (1 ace) with 23 unforced errors (5 DFs) while converting 1 of her 2 break points against Genie and totaling 66 points. match stats

    Genie said: "I'm just happy I kept my focus and didn't get distracted or anything and played well in the last game... I'm not surprised to be in the final, because I've put in a lot of hard work and it's been years in the making. I believe in myself and I expect good results and I always want more. I've had a good start to the season, but I expect myself to do even better than that and that's what I'm going to try and do." WTA story

n6 s6 Petra Kvitova CZE d n23 s23 Lucie Safarova CZE 7-6(6), 6-1

   
Lucie driving a backhand, Petra watching her forehand fly, and after match point

    Petra struck 24 winners (including 8 aces) with 13 unforced errors (including 3 double faults) while scoring on 3 of the 6 break points she reached against Lucie and totaling 71 points in the match. Lucie hit 18 winners (4 aces) with 7 unforced errors (2 DFs) while converting 1 of her 2 break points against Petra and totaling 58 points. match stats

    Petra said: "It's great, definitely. I don't have the words to describe how I'm feeling right now. It was a tough match mentally, because Lucie is a good friend of mine. We know each other very well on and off the court. And I knew she was going to play very well. I'm just very happy I won and am in the final again.

    "I tried to be focused from the beginning of the second set. After I won the tie-break, I broke her in the first game of the second set and I managed to keep it going and serve well until the end." WTA story

Wimbledon, Final, Sat Jul 5 2pm
loser's prize: 880,000 = US $1,508,104; points: 1300
winner's prize: 1,760,000 = US $3,016,209; points: 2000
n6 s6 Petra Kvitova CZE d n13 s13 Eugenie Bouchard CAN 6-3, 6-0

     
Petra serving, Genie following a backhand, Petra driving a forehand, and after match point

Wimbledon, Doubles Final, Sat Jul 5
losers' prize: 163,000
winners' prize: 325,000
s2 Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci d s14 Timea Babos & Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 6-3

Wimbledon, Mixed Doubles Final, Sun Jul 6
losers' prize: 48,000
winners' prize: 96,000
*s15 Samantha Stosur & Nenad Zimonjic d s14 Hao-Ching Chan & Max Mirnyi 6-4, 6-2

Wimbledon, Girls' Singles Final, Sun Jul 6
*Jelena Ostapenko LAT d s8 Kristina Schmiedlova SVK 2-6, 6-3, 6-0

Wimbledon, Girls' Doubles Final, Sun Jul 6
Tami Grende INA & Qiu Yu Ye CHN d Marie Bouzkova CZE & Dalma Galfi HUN 6-2, 7-6(5)

Wimbledon, Qualifying Finals at Roehampton, Thu Jun 19 11am
Q1st loser's prize: 3,375; 2 points
Q2nd loser's prize: 6,750; 20 points
Qfinal loser's prize: 13,500; 30 points; qualifier: 40 points
n86 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d n136 Veronica Cepede Royg PAR 7-5, 6-4
n104 Michelle Larcher de Brito POR d n161 Kateryna Kozlova UKR 6-3, 6-3
*n144 Lesia Tsurenko UKR d n106 Danka Kovinic MNE 7-5 6-0
n115 Victoria Duval USA d n152 Nicole Gibbs USA 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
n118 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d n185 Melanie Oudin USA 6-4, 6-3
n123 Tamira Paszek AUT d n162 Ons Jabeur TUN 6-1, 3-6, 7-5
n135 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS d n189 Irena Pavlovic FRA 6-1, 7-5
*n174 Tereza Smitkova CZE d n151 Madison Brengle USA 6-3 3-6 6-1
*n188 Ana Konjuh CRO d n159 Stephanie Vogt LIE 7-5, 6-3
*n175 Paula Kania POL d n170 Shelby Rogers USA 7-6(12), 4-6, 6-3
*n214 Andreea Mitu ROU d n173 Irina Falconi USA 6-2 6-7(0) 6-2
n176 Anett Kontaveit EST d n205 Ashleigh Barty AUS 6(5)-7, 6-3, 6-4

Wimbledon, Withdrawals/Non-entries
n63 Jamie Hampton USA hip injury
n79 Laura Robson GBR left wrist injury
n102 Galina Voskoboeva KAZ left foot injury
n139 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA left hip injury

 

The 64 doubles teams, arranged in drawsheet order; teams in red have been eliminated:
TOP HALF
s1 Su-Wei Hsieh TPE & Shuai Peng CHN R3
Darija Jurak CRO & Megan Moulton-Levy USA R1
Yuliya Beygelzimer UKR & Klaudia Jans-Ignacik POL R2
Dominika Cibulkova SVK & Kirsten Flipkens BEL R1
Belinda Bencic SUI & Tsvetana Pironkova BUL R2
Kaia Kanepi EST & Anna Tatishvili USA R1
Karolina Pliskova CZ & Kristyna Pliskova CZE R1
s14 Timea Babos HUN & Kristina Mladenovic FRA Final
s11 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS & Anastasia Rodionova AUS QF
Yanina Wickmayer BEL & Shuai Zhang CHN R1
Petra Cetkovska CZE & Vania King USA R1
Madison Keys USA & Alison Riske USA R2
Alize Cornet FRA & Caroline Garcia FRA R2
Hao-Ching Chan TPE & Yung-Jan Chan TPE R1
Naomi Broady GBR & Eleni Daniilidou GRE R1
s7 Raquel Kops-Jones USA & Abigail Spears USA R3
s3 Kveta Peschke CZE & Katarina Srebotnik SLO R1
Andrea Petkovic GER & Magdalena Rybarikova SVK SF
Francesca Schiavone ITA & Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP R1
Jarmila Gajdosova AUS & Arina Rodionova AUS R2
Sandra Klemenschits AUT & Raluca Olaru ROU R1
Klara Koukalova CZE & Monica Niculescu ROU R2
Christina McHale USA & Ajla Tomljanovic CRO R1
s16 Garbine Muguruza ESP & Carla Suarez Navarro ESP R3
s10 Julia Goerges GER & Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER QF
Vesna Dolonc SRB & Daniela Seguel CHI R1
Eva Hrdinova CZE & Bojana Jovanovski SRB R2
Andreja Klepac SLO & Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP R1
Daniela Hantuchova SVK & Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO R2
Johanna Konta GBR & Tara Moore GBR R1
Irina-Camelia Begu ROU & Karin Knapp ITA R1
s5 Ekaterina Makarova RUS & Elena Vesnina RUS R2
  BOTTOM HALF
s8 Serena Williams USA & Venus Williams USA R2
Oksana Kalashnikova GEO & Olga Savchuk UKR R1
Irina Buryachok UKR & Elina Svitolina UKR R1
Kristina Barrois GER & Stefanie Voegele SUI R3
Annika Beck GER & Kurumi Nara JPN R1
Vera Dushevina RUS & Chanelle Scheepers RSA R2
Varvara Lepchenko USA & Saisai Zheng CHN R1
s9 Andrea Hlavackova CZE & Jie Zheng CHN SF
s13 Lucie Hradecka CZE & Michaella Krajicek NED R2
Gabriela Dabrowski CAN & Alicja Rosolska POL R1
Jocelyn Rae GBR & Anna Smith GBR R1
Flavia Pennetta ITA & Samantha Stosur AUS R3
Mona Barthel GER & Janette Husarova SVK R1
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS & Lucie Safarova CZE QF
Martina Hingis SUI & Vera Zvonareva RUS R1
s4 Cara Black ZIM & Sania Mirza IND R2
s6 Ashleigh Barty AUS & Casey Dellacqua AUS QF
Eugenie Bouchard CAN & Heather Watson GBR R1
Sharon Fichman CAN & Donna Vekic CRO R1
Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN & B.Zahlavova Strycova CZE R2
Pauline Parmentier FRA & Laura Thorpe FRA R1
Zarina Diyas KAZ & Patricia Mayr-Achleitner AUT R2
Marina Erakovic NZL & Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP R1
s12 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP & Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ R3
s15 Liezel Huber USA & Lisa Raymond USA R2
Yvonne Meusburger AUT & Katarzyna Piter POL R1
Jana Cepelova SVK & Anna Schmiedlova SVK R1
Shuko Aoyama JPN & Renata Voracova CZE R3
Lyudmyla Kichenok UKR & Nadiia Kichenok UKR R2
Lauren Davis USA & Monica Puig PUR R1
Jelena Jankovic SRB & Alisa Kleybanova RUS R1
s2 Sara Errani ITA & Roberta Vinci ITA
doubles withdrawals: Sorana Cirstea ROU & Maria Kirilenko RUS

1884 Wimbledon ladies draw       The first Ladies Championships at Wimbledon were held in 1884; the drawsheet is at left (photo from Virginia Wade's indispensable book Ladies of the Court).

    The "silver flower basket" valued at 20 guineas awarded to champion Maud Watson is now used as the championship trophy at Birmingham, and is known as the Maude Watson Trophy. The 20 guinea valuation seems too high; the cup is not very large, and 20 guineas then would be well over $2000 US today.

    The entry fee of 10 shillings and a sixpence equaled about $2.52 US at the time-- which, adjusted for inflation, would be around $56.60 today.

    The other "Miss Watson" whom Maude defeated in the final, 6-8, 6-3, 6-3, was her older sister Lillian. Maude would win the title again in 1885, defeating 1884 semifinalist Blanche Bingley.

    Blanche, later Mrs. George Hillyard, would win the title six times, a feat matched only by Dorothea K. Douglass Lambert Chambers (7 titles), Suzanne Lenglen (6), Helen Wills (8), Billie Jean King (6), Martina Navratilova (9), and Steffi Graf (7).
 

from Ladies of the Court by Michael Mewshaw, (pages 122-123):

    Years ago the Competitor's Lounge at Wimbledon had, in theory, been the sacrosanct preserve of players and their guests. But, in practice, it had always been a throbbing hive of hustlers, racquet dealers, clothing reps, agents, tournament directors, assorted groupies, gofers, and camp followers. Now journalists had access to this sanctuary. Flashing a special forty-five minute permit, I passed the guard at the door and, during yet another rain delay, climbed the stairs to the third floor and stopped at the Prize Money Office, where a woman cheerfully explained her job.
    Once a player lost, he or she popped in here to pick up a check. A player's agent or manager could collect prize money, but only with written permission. "Even though we know, for example, that Ion Tiriac is Boris Becker's manager, we have to have it in writing before we'll hand over Becker's money," the woman said.

    "What if the players want cash?" I asked.
    "Then they carry the check to the bank here on the grounds."

    "Do you deduct U.K. taxes?"
    Indeed she did. Foreigners paid a flat 25% on their winnings, but they received a 150 per diem exclusion before British taxes bit into their purse. The Prize Money Office also deducted WTA dues and fines for code violations. Although it sounded complicated, she assured me that "because of computers, we can get a player in and out in thirty or forty seconds. That's a lot different from the old days." She smiled sweetly. "Now I'm afraid I can't say anything else."

    "Do you ever get any strange requests?"
    The smile never faltered. "Lots, but I'm not allowed to tell you."

from Hard Courts by John Feinstein (page 306):

    Wimbledon's qualifying tournament is not played at Wimbledon, it is played at the Bank of England tennis club, at Roehampton, about eight miles from the All England Club.

    Everyone who has played there--and almost everyone has at some point--will tell you that the toughest tennis tournament in the world is the one at Roehampton. "There is nothing in the world farther from Wimbledon than Roehampton," John McEnroe once said. "You survive there, you're a hell of a tennis player."

    ...There are sixteen courts at Roehampton. Unlike the pampered, protected courts at Wimbledon, they are in constant use--and it shows. There are brown patches everywhere--or, to be accurate, green patches on the brown--and after it rains, players would be well advised to show up wearing cleats rather than sneakers.

    ...When the players arrive at Roehampton, they report to the referee's tent to sign in; then they await court assignments. Waiting for their matches to be called, most kill the time sitting on a large, grassy knoll that serves as both the players' and the umpires' lounge. The P.A. system is the focal point of all life at Roehampton. Announcements calling players and umpires to their courts, paging people to the telephone, seeking drivers to take players back to hotels, or updating schedules can be heard around the grounds all day long.
    The P.A. is just one of a number of distractions players must deal with while they are playing. Admission to Roehampton is free; there are no ushers and no security...

    ...the atmosphere is not the kind tennis players are accustomed to--people talking and laughing while strolling past the courts... if one wants to qualify for Wimbledon, one has to earn it.

    Roehampton is both a launching pad and a graveyard...

from Hard Courts by John Feinstein (page 306):

    Nothing in tennis can match the tension of day one at Wimbledon.

    Everyone is tight, nervous, and ready to explode with pent-up energy. The other Grand Slams are very important; Wimbledon is history... Only at Wimbledon does Centre Court stay empty from the day of the final until the Saturday before the tournament begins the next year.

    Only at Wimbledon do you walk underneath the huge sign over the door leading to Centre Court, which quotes Rudyard Kipling: "If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat these two imposters the same."...

    ...The weather in England is almost always rotten. Rain cuts practice time, as does a lack of practice courts. At Wimbledon, practice time on the sixteen outside courts is limited to thirty minutes at a time--unless two seeded players are practicing together. Then, they can get an hour. The adjacent practice courts at Aorangi Park (so named because the land was once owned by the government of New Zealand) are not as tight, but still tough to come by. By the time the tournament begins, people are a little tired, a little homesick, frequently frustrated, and very, very nervous.

from Lawn Tennis for Ladies (1910) by 7-time Wimbledon champion Dorothea K. Douglass Lambert Chambers, p.111-112

    I once overheard a lady who was watching a match in the centre court at Wimbledon remark, "There, that's the very first time that man has hit the net with the ball, and he has had hundreds of tries!..."

    Another lady at Eastbourne, whom I had noticed because she never left her seat, bringing her lunch with her so as not to lose a moment's play, asked me at the end of the week, while watching a double, whether the partners were side by side or opposite, as in bridge!

    (May 23, 2007) The AELTC has installed Hawkeye instant replay gear on Centre Court and Court 1. At Wimbledon in 2007, players on these courts will be allowed three incorrect challenge-video replays in each set, after which they can no longer challenge calls in that set. The US and AUSn Opens both utilize the Hawkeye instant replay system on show courts, and allow players to challenge calls and request replays until they lose two challenges in each set. Roland Garros does not yet have any form of instant replay gear installed for French Open call challenges--of course, on clay courts, ball marks are generally used to judge questionable calls. AP story

    (Jan 6, 2004 revised) Wimbledon will have a new retractable roof for Centre Court in place in 2009, officials announced. Construction will begin after The Championships in July, 2006. The 2007 Championships will be played with no roof at all (the current partial roof removed), a new fixed partial roof will be in place in 2008, and the retractable roof completed in 2009. The roof will take 10 minutes to deploy, so Centre Court rain delays of up to 30 minutes will still be possible, but the roof is being installed to assure TV networks of almost continuous coverage, even if it rains. The arena's capacity will also be increased from 13,800 to 15,000. AELTC Long-Term Plan - original BBC story.

    The article on equal pay for women in pro tennis, the Slims Tour, and the formation of the WTA, formerly reproduced here, is permanently archived on the Wimbledon 2007 page.

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