Wednesday, July 3, 2013

WIMBLEDONE! PART 6 - A Flip In the Script

(Bruised and Battered, but she won! That's what mattered!)

So the two ladies left in the draw I was still rooting for - No.6 Li Na and No. 17 Sloane Stephens - both lost their quarterfinal matches yesterday. With Li out and No. 8 Petra Kvitova ALSO losing in the quarters, there are not only no former Wimby champions left (Kvitova won in 2011) among the semifinalists, but no former Grand Slam winners AT ALL. Never before in the Open Era has there been a Ladies Wimbledon semifinal round without at least one previous winner of a major championship still in the field. Kvitova, summed this tournament up pretty well after her loss, ''Very weird Grand Slam over here.''

Still, what an amazing opportunity for the 4 remaining ladies. One of them is going to get there first grand slam title and it's going to be at Wimbledon! So crazy! It's going to be Lisicki vs. Radwanska and Flipkens vs. Bartoli. How can anyone even make predictions at this point? My totally uneducated guess is that it will be a Flipkens-Lisicki final. But I think both matches are a coin toss. Radwanska is the only top seed left, and as you can see from the picture above, the Curse on the Courts has already tried to take her out once this year. Watch your back, Radwanska!

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