Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wimbledon 2012



Just when you think they're done and their illustrious careers are ending, they all bounce back and prove to the world, 30 is the new 20.

Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Roger Federer has been out of anyone's mind since 2010 with the dominance of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. When Roger gave up the throne to Rafa, no one was bothered that much and yet when Nole became number 1 and was winning Grand Slams left and right, they're spelling the end for Roger Federer.

Serena Williams has been out from the competitive spotlight with injuries and when she suffered her 1st round exit at the recent Roland Garros, people say it might be the end for the Williams sisters (Venus lost the 1st round in Wimbledon). Guess what, it might be some sort of reverse psychology or something, but we now know how Wimbledon ended.

Gentlemen's Champion: Roger Federer

Ladies' Champion: Serena Williams

Ladies' Doubles Champion: Serena Williams and Venus Williams

Roger had some difficult 5-set matches before the QFs, further adding proof that his reign is over - you're Roger Federer, you can't drop a set to players outside the top 10. Serena also suffered stressful 3-set matches. But when both of them destroyed the defending champions (SFs for Roger and QFs for Serena), they rightfully earn/deserve the title (well at least for me they do). When Roger Federer (surprisingly) defeated Nole (the defending champion who's playing at his best), Roger deserved the title and his return to number 1. When Serena demolished Petra Kvitova (the defending champion) in straight sets for the QFs and Victoria Azarenka (2nd seed) in the SFs, beating Agnieszka Radwanska in the Finals is just like a no-brainer, right? Well, probably Serena wanted to give entertainment and she dropped the second set before closing it out 6-2 on the last one for her 5th Wimbledon title. Meanwhile, the Ladies' Doubles also deserves some citation because the Williams sisters (written off into retirement) just beat the top-seed Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in the SFs after being down a set 2-6 6-1 6-2. Well, the Finals mach afterwards was a surefire no contest.

How's that for sending these folks into retirement, huh?

Roger's twin girls Myla and Charlene. <3

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