100 years of Centre Court – How a Wimbledon dream became a reality at the turn of the century for Venus Williams

Playing on the public courts in Compton the dream for Venus Williams was always to win Wimbledon. On her fourth appearance at SW19 it was a big breakthrough for the American. A three set win and first Grand Slam win over Martina Hingis propelled her into her first Wimbledon semifinal. Watching on from her box... Continue Reading →

100 years of Centre Court – 7 Wimbledon titles in 9 years, Steffi Graf’s domination in London came in a decade of brilliance at the top of women’s tennis

For 10 years on the bounce between 1987 and 1996 the sport was dominated by Steffi Graf. The German was head and shoulders above the rest winning 21 major titles in that period and winning at least one major every year for a decade. 7 of her 22 Grand Slam titles came at Wimbledon and... Continue Reading →

I hope it isn’t but if that is that on Centre Court at Wimbledon for Serena Williams then just three words, thank you Serena!

It's a wonderful sport isn't it and it's been into a theatre you don't want to end by the incomparable Serena Williams. 364 days elapsed between Serena leaving Wimbledon following injury against Sasnovich to Serena stepping on Centre Court to play Harmony Tan, she hadn't played a singles match in-between that, on viewing you wouldn't... Continue Reading →

Stories from Day 1 & Day 2 at Wimbledon

Emma Raducanu wins on Centre Court debut against a tricky Alison Van Utyvanck After a tough season adapting to life on tour and injury issues Emma has had to come through her opening match with Alison Van Utyvanck in straight sets deserves a lot of credit. Alison had won two events coming into this match... Continue Reading →

Wimbledon stardom, a New York dream beyond imagination, adapting to life and challenges on tour, it’s been a whirlwind twelve months but with enjoyment and perspective at the heart of it

Emma Raducanu made her WTA debut 12 months ago this month. The British teenager lost in straight sets to fellow Brit Harriet Dart and was ranked down at 366 in the world. An upgraded Wimbledon 2021 wildcard Emma was on the list of wildcards into qualifying for Wimbledon but a strong showing at an ITF... Continue Reading →

Wimbledon – Brit Watch

Andy Murray My question continues to be, what would constitute a successful Wimbledon for Andy Murray? https://tennistalkblog1.wordpress.com/2022/06/17/stuttgart-was-a-success-abdominal-injury-a-setback-but-what-would-define-a-successful-wimbledon-for-andy-murray/ Emma Raducanu The most important thing for me is to enjoy it, there is a lot of talk about pressure and expectation but we need to look at the season as a whole and with perspective. There is... Continue Reading →

Wimbledon – Ones to Watch

Nick Kyrgios You can't ignore him, he has a wonderful talent on a grass court he can be exceptional. Nick put himself in the top 5 of grass players on the tour and it's difficult to argue against it but bringing a bit of composure is the problem. The Aussie hadn't played since April due... Continue Reading →

Wimbledon – The Contenders

Could Novak Djokovic win a fourth consecutive Wimbledon title? Difficult to look past the Serb, he is one of only three former champions in the draw and is looking for his fourth Wimbledon title in a row. I look at the field and think, who could beat him here? I'm not finding many names but... Continue Reading →

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