4th of July Surprises at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, Great Britain Defending champion, [5] Angelique Kerber (GER), was stunned by American [95] Lauren Davis. Davis, right shoulder and left knee heavily taped, somehow found a way to fight back and take the three-set victory, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1. [9] John Isner (USA) lost in five sets to the crafty veteran, [58] Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ),…

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Sock Defeats Cilic In A Thriller

Sock defeats Cilic In A Thriller

Nitto ATP Finals, London [5] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. [9] Jack Sock (USA) My first day at the O2 Arena started with Sock warming up and ended with him winning his match. Before the singles match, I was thoroughly entertained by the doubles match between Henri Kontinen and John Peers vs. Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia…

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Cilic Stops Djokovic From Getting 15

BNP Paribas Masters, France [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [10] Marin Cilic (CRO) 14:0, not many gave Cilic a chance of upsetting Djokovic, even if there were signs that Djokovic was not at his best.  Yet, there has been a special gleam in Cilic’s eyes this week.  He defeated David Goffin a player he had not…

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Cilic Motivated For London Finals

BNP Paribas Masters, France [10] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. [12] David Goffin (BEL) In three previous meetings, Cilic had never beaten Goffin; however, a lot was at stake today and he was extra motivated.  He responded to the pressure of expectation better than his opponent, who seemed extremely tight and tentative.  Cilic is no stranger…

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Pliskova Won, Serena Stays No. 1

Western & Southern Open, Ohio  Women’s Final: [2] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. [17] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) Kerber led their head-to-head 4:2.  She has won their last two encounters, which happened to have been finals.  Which one of these players was feeling the most pressure?  The odds were stacked against Pliskova.  Their last two matches had…

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