Entries in Wimbledon (22)
I'm going to let you in on a secret... talking about money is one of my guilty pleasures. Which is why I was so delighted when the team at Money Supermarket created a fascinating infographic of how Wimbledon makes and spends its money. Worried that the Wimbledon might be strapped for cash due to the recession or equal prize money or players demanding a higher cut...? Put your fears aside, looks like this Slam still makes plenty of dough!
Novak Djokovic not only became the new Number 1 in the World this week, but he also became the first Wimbledon Champion not named Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer since 2003. When asked how it felt to attain both titles this week, he responded that it had been, "a couple good days at the office."
Lefty Petra Kvitova won her first Major title defeating Maria Sharapova quietly at Wimbledon in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. (See ladies you don't need to shriek to get good results.) Petra is a shy and reserved young woman, but when she claimed match point with an ace I still expected all of the tension simmering under the surface to come out in a huge burst of emotion, yet her fall to the grass was almost unnaturally calm.
I really wanted this for Andy today. Partly because he is just too good of a player to never win a slam, but mostly because I really want the media to get off his f'ing back. However it wasn't meant to be as Rafael Nadal defeated his friend to advance to his 5th Wimbledon final. This, of course, means that there will be an awful media firestorm swirling around Andy's head tomorrow, and it also means that Andy is officially Scottish again. (But I'm pretty sure he doesn't mind that.)
Here are some highlights (or lowlights) from his presser:
This is so sweet! To show support for Andy Murray in tomorrow's Wimbledon semifinals, his trick shot against Ivan Ljubicic has been forever immortalized in string. It's an awesome video. If you want to compare it to the real thing, click here.
We aren't going to have an outright shriek-fest in the Wimbledon Ladies Final since Victoria Azarenka lost in her semifinal match today against Petra Kvitova, but since we still have one shrieker in the mix, Maria Sharapova, it's only fitting that there is an interactive quiz to test your shriek/grunt knowledge. The quiz is composed of audio clips of 10 distinctive grunts and you have to match the grunt to the correct player. I have to admit, I only got 7/10 right. Think you can beat that? Click here to try.
Thanks to Tennis Served Fresh for posting this!