The tennis queen was in high demand yesterday. “Can you please look up Serena? A selfie please?” etc. and she was more than happy to oblige. The world number 1 spent a lot of time on her way out of the court on People’s Sunday at Wimbledon. She signed autographs for people and plosed for photos. It seemed she spent more time with audience than on the court for her third round match. Serena was not bound with any limits on the court.
She turned all the odds against the 22 year old Annika Beck, who came through 6-3, 6-0 in just a matter of 51 minutes to set up a fourth round meeting with Svetlana Kuznetsova. Looks like Serena was dealing with a junior champion. In a matter of mere 10 years, Serena has managed to make her mark in the Tennis world. Three centuries that is 300 Grand Slam matches is not a joke. She has now completed full 300 weeks as the number 1 player. Kudos to her!
Serena’s Three Clear Centuries
The 34 year old tennis champion began slowly and was broken in the 3rd match when Annika’s crosscourt beat the rooted champion. But Serena, just because she is “The Serena Williams”, broke right back, at love with Annika, ranked 43, double faulting at 0-40. Serena got a 1-2 in the first set. She then advanced to win 11 out of the next 12 games and clearly clinched victory. Serena was particularly dominant in the second, not dropping even a single point on her serve. Later in the interview, Serena said that the match with Beck was a good one. It helped her boost her confidence. She said, “The Christina Mc Hale match really helped me. I felt like losing the first set and her playing better really made me realize that I can play better. I can now lift my game to battle with people when they are frankly treeing.”
Serena head the head to head against the Russian with a 9-3. With these two splitting their two meetings this year, in Rome and Miami, said they get along well off the court. She said, “I know Svetlana feels like I know some of her tactics, although she changes it every time we play.”
The Argentinian powerhouse
Juan Martin, the Argentinian powerhouse, who played his first Grand Slam tournament since the year 2014 Australian Open, fell to Lucas Pouille with a 7-6(4) , 5-7, 6-7 and 1-6. Del Potro, who was taken out due a wrist injury and then a surgery, knocked out the 4th seed Wawrinka in the very second match. On Sunday, Lucas attacked the Argentinian backhand and despite being a break up in second and third sets, Potro failed to cross the mark. In another men’s third round matches, the seventh seed Richard Gasquet of France outcasted Albert Romos (who is from Spain) with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 and 7-6.
Jo wilfried, who happens to be the second seed, outlasted American John Isner with a 6-3, 6-7, 6-7, 6-2 and 19-17 in a matter of mere four hours and twenty five minutes. Wilfried reached Wimbledon last 16 on Sunday by outcasting US marathon man John Isner. Isner was in yet another epic tie. 12th seed Tsonga, a semifinalist in 2012, saved a match point in the 32th match of the final set. The last set alone lasted for more than two hours. Isner won the longest tennis match ever played when he finally bet Nicolas Mahut. Australia’s fifteenth seed, Nick Kyrogis bet Spaniard Feliciano Lopez with a 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 and 6-4.