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Wimbledon Days 02 & 03
Again on the men's side there were no huge surprises yesterday, Federer, Djokovic, Roddick and Soderling all came through safely. All British men who played yesterday went out, thus leaving Murray as the sole British man left in the singles.

On the ladies side, two British women are through to the second round (it would sound quite impressive, but given there had to be one as two British ladies played one another, it wasn't quite as good as it could have been). But nonetheless kudos to  Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong for getting through to the second round.

I saw Serena Williams match yesterday - I still can't quite fathom out why I watched it *g* - and as much as I don't care for her, I was nonetheless sorry to see her looking so under par. She won in three sets, but she was jolly lucky her opponent is known for going 'for a wander' mentally during the match. She played great tennis at times, but at other times she was clearly out-played.

Sadly on the ladies side  Jelena Jankovic crashed out, but Caroline Wozniacki and Li Na at least both came through.

Isner and Mahut didn't get even close to repeating their match of last year, as Isner won in straight sets - an anti-climax I'm sure for many who had built the match up and/or were expecting more.

Today Rafa, Murray and Roddick take to the courts again for their second round matches. Wimbledon have scheduled Rafa and Murray to play second match Rafa on Centre, Murray on Court One *sighs*.

Rafa plays after a ladies match, Murray after a men's so I'm hoping the ladies match gets wrapped up in quick time and the men's match drags on - that way I can see them both. Hey, I can hope, can't I? Of course that's assuming the weather is as good as it was yesterday and there is play on more than just the Centre Court.

Two more British ladies ( Heather Watson and Laura Robson) play their first round matches today.

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aries11 From: aries11 Date: 22nd June 2011 14:04 (UTC) (Link)
I hope you won't hate me for this, but I actually enjoy watching the Williams sisters play! I admit sometimes they're a bit full of themselves, but I remember watching them when they were starting out - I was just a kid, and so were they - and being really impressed with them.
katje0711 From: katje0711 Date: 22nd June 2011 15:01 (UTC) (Link)
A football icon? LOL
aries11 From: aries11 Date: 22nd June 2011 15:09 (UTC) (Link)
U.S. football is the only sport that I have any icons of! :P
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 22nd June 2011 15:12 (UTC) (Link)
Of course I won't hate you. Just because we agree on many things, doesn't mean we have to on everything.

I admire their ability (and I've actually just watched a phenomenal match with Venus), I'm just not a huge fan - and I really dread yet another all Williams final, because they tend to be really boring. But it is a lot to do with Serena's attitude that bothers me.
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