Monday, June 28, 2010

Tennis: Serena edges Maria Sharapova 7-6 6-4 in Wimbledon round of 16

In a battle between the two biggest and most fashionable stars on the WTA tour, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, Serena edged out a win with superb serving and a few lucky moments.

Sharapova became famous when she surprisingly beat Serena Williams in the final of Wimbledon back in 2004 and since then their matches have been tense, heated, and well contested. That was until two years ago when Serena consecutively start to handily beat a self-doubting and injured Sharapova, often only losing 2 to 3 games the whole match.

Many have thought that it'll be the end of the once intense rivalry, but even though today the victor was once again Williams, Sharapova has shown signs of a recovery to the best that she once was. Today's match was once again hotly contested with both players serving ferociously (something Sharapova hadn't been able to do since coming back from shoulder surgeries), and both players were trading some seriously powerful ground strokes. So even though Maria lost today, there are signs of this rivalry being reignited, we'll just have to wait until their next match up.

Meanwhile, as Wimbledon come to a close, big matches are starting to take place and tomorrow will be the women's quarterfinal. Serena Williams will play Li Na while Venus Williams will take on Pironkova as both sisters march forward to the highly anticipated All-Williams Wimbledon Final.

1 comment:

  1. dang!!
    i was hoping sharapova would come back to the top