Monday, 1 July 2013

Wimbledon day 7 The biggest shock yet!

WIZZ BANG WALLOP, Out goes Serena Williams what a game and what a performance from 23 seed Sabine Lisicki from Germany. Out manoeuvring Williams in the first set then going down 6-1 in the second and then 3-1 down and Williams had 40-15 to go 4-1 all over? well then it was 4-4 another break and Lisicki was serving for the match held her nerve and won. Despite the shocks of last week this was even bigger. In truth Lisicki a former semi finalist 2 years ago was one of the few left that had the big serve and love of grass to beat Williams, and she gave the performance of her life. No more slips from players today they must be wearing the right tennis-shoes after last week.

Sadly Laura Robson went out, had chances but showed inexperience in her game against Kanepi who remember just beat Brit Tara Moore in the first round. In the quarters its Lisicki v Kanepi, then a too close to call match between Radwanska and Li Na who is playing real good Tennis. In the second
half of the draw we have young star Sloane Stephens against French player Bartoli and previous Wimbledon champion Kvitova against the most unknown player Flipkins from Belguim. Who can predict any of these games let alone a winner at this years events. After what she did today Lisicki would be a deserved winner but this game could have drained her she has to play again tomorrow but its anyone's guess.
As an aside, I cant remember seeing as many Wilson tennis-rackets as I seen this year, great advert for them.

Murray made it and now has Vardasco from Spain, as did Djkovic who now faces the dangerous and previous finalist Thomas Berdych in the quarters Del Potro looked outstanding today and will have a very close match against Ferrer in the quarters, and finally the all Poland tie sees the giant Janowicz against Kubot.
Well its taking shape but it has to be one of the most open Wimbledon for years. Day 8 will have all the women back for the quarters, no rest for them, just hope it hasn't taken too much out of Lisicki in that epic struggle today.