Americans Day 2 At Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, Great Britain

We have come to expect the rain at Wimbledon, like strawberries and cream it is part of the tradition.  We may get frustrated with match delays and suspensions; however, the pomp and ceremony of Wimbledon makes it all worthwhile.  The tradition of the players wearing predominantly white outfits; the beautifully manicured courts; and the fact that there is no tiebreak in the fifth set, all combine to make the Wimbledon experience exceptional.

Defending champion Serena Williams got her match in along with several other Americans.  While it wasn’t her cleanest performance because she is usually anxious in first round matches, Williams defeated [148] Amra Sadikovic (SUI)  6-2, 6-4. 

Dennis Novikov defeated [221] Luke Saville (AUS) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 and will play in the second round at Wimbledon for the first time, his second appearance in the second round of a Major.

Christina McHale defeated [194] Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 7-5, 6-2. Next up for McHale is Serena Williams.  McHale has pushed Williams and even taken a set from her, thus, this will not be an easy match for Williams.

[27] Coco Vandeweghe put on a display of power in her victory over [60] Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR). She won 6-2, 7-6(3).


Taylor Fritz lost to [4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 6-7(4), 1-6, 7-6(2), 4-6.  It was not a bad effort from the young American.  Perhaps there would have been a different outcome if he had won the first set.

Alison Riske lost to [6] Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2-6, 7-5, 3-6.

Rajeev Ram lost to [22] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 6-7(5), 4-6, 4-6.


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