In the tennis world, everyone was pulling for the Williams sisters to make a major comeback at Wimbledon after being out for so long but unfortunately, their road to the finals has come to an abrupt end. Women’s tennis took a major dive when Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki all lost.
Who’s left to win the Wimbledon 2011 trophy? Read on!
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t pulling for Venus and Serena Williams. They’ve both been through so much and really make women’s tennis what it is, so without them, it’s just not the same. Four-time Wimbledon champ Serena Williams battled Marion Batoli of France and managed to save four match points before losing in the finger biter of a tie break. She lost in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6). Can’t say she didn’t try!
Venus Williams played Bulgarian player Tsvetana Pironkova and lost 6-2, 6-3. And that’s not all, the top-seeded player, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, is also out of the tournament and was defeated by Dominika Cibulkova, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5.
So who’s left? Maria Sharapova is! She’ll be in the quarterfinals against Cibulkova and beat Peng Shuai 6-4, 6-2 to get there. It’ll be her first quarterfinal match at Wimbledon in five years! Maria Sharapova commented:
Last year I lost in the fourth round to Serena and this year I find myself in the quarterfinals and I’m giving myself an opportunity to go even in further so I’m quite happy about that. I have to be a little realistic about the fact that I haven’t gotten past the fourth round in a few years. This is a step forward.
On the men’s side, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are all looking strong. As for American Andy Roddick, he made a disappointing exit after his third round loss to Feliciano Lopez.
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Any predictions as to who will win Wimbledon this year?