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Wimbledon 2015 Day 13
Well once again I was fifty percent right, thus fifty percent wrong with my predictions yesterday *g*

I was correct in saying Novak would win. However, I was wrong in saying that Andy would win :-(

Neither match was a classic or even particularly long as both were won in straight sets. However, that set despite them both being straight sets, neither match was a walk over. Both were a lot closer than the score line implied. Andy and Richard Gasquet both played really well, superbly so at times. However, when it came down to it both Novak and Roger were far better and both of them thoroughly deserved to win. It does set up a potentially mouth-watering match for tomorrow - a replay of last year's final.

Today is the ladies' final. I hope it's a good match, but fear it won't be. So much is going to depend on Garbine Muguruza and on how she handles the occasion. It's her first time in a grand slam final and logic says nerves and the whole occasion are going to get to her. Okay, she didn't show many nerves during her first ever grand slam semi final. But a final (especially given it's Wimbledon which is the slam apparently all player want to win over any other, is somewhat different.

However, if she can get a hold on her nerves and the whole sense of occasion, it could be a good match, even a close one. Garbine did beat Serena at last year's French Open. Again, it's different as it was in the rounds and on clay, but even so. She knows how to beat her. I'm not hopeful that she will, although I'd love it if she did. However, I do hope she can come out of the match knowing she did her best and that she plays good tennis and we get a good match - three sets would be nice.

Today is also the men's doubles final with Jamie Murray, so a Murray brother could lift a Wimbledon title. And the ladies' doubles finals which features Martina Hingis who last played in a grand slam final some seventeen years ago - which is quite something.

My predictions for the ladies' final:

Serena Williams vs. Garbine Muguruza - Serena Williams

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plutos_revenge From: plutos_revenge Date: 11th July 2015 11:06 (UTC) (Link)
There is a teeny, tiny, diddy little part of me that almost wishes Muzzy had won yesterday, then I could watch the final just for the tennis without really giving a toss who wins *g*. As it is I am delighted the oldest chap in 41 years will be playing the boggy one though I shall spend most of it hiding behind a cushion and screeching at the telly.

Can't see any other result today than a Serena Slam. I'll be pleased if it's close, but unless GM pulls a DelPo in a maiden slam final I don't think she has a cat in hell's chance alas.

Hurrah for the Swiss Miss, bratty & rude as she could be at times she's still one of my favourite players to watch. Not a brutal slugger but a clever player of the game. Don't think I've ever watched a ladies doubles final at Wimby before *scratches head*
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 11th July 2015 12:18 (UTC) (Link)
Hee. I do know exactly what you mean by that - I'd feel the same had it been Rafa *g* There is something about watching a final when you don't mind you wins. Of course you are. I shall send you extra cushions down to hide behind.

Sadly, I can't either *sighs* Which is an achievement, I may not like her, but you can't take that away from her. It would be lovely if she could but . . .

And she's in the mixed doubles final as well with Paes. She was bratty and rude at times (especially that French Open against Steffi) and all this time later I can remind myself how terribly, terribly young she was - far too young, actually IMO, when she took to the tour. I've seen a couple of her matches and she's been nothing but smiles and bouncy and nice. Oh, indeed, she really was very clever. Hee. I don't think I have either *Ponders* I might have watched Steffi/Gabby vs. . . .??/?? whenever that was.
femme_slash_fan From: femme_slash_fan Date: 11th July 2015 15:45 (UTC) (Link)
Personally, I love Hingis but her double matches give me stress.

I need a Federer win really (I'll be away so I won't be able to watch so... we'll see) and the Serena Slam stuff pises me off. OTHER PEOPLE DID IT FIRST, why don't we hear about the Steffi slam or whatever? I mean...

nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 12th July 2015 10:28 (UTC) (Link)
Apart from one mixed doubles match I haven't actually seen any of her matches.

I'm backing Novak for today. I hope you have a nice day whatever you are doing.

They are in the moment, I guess. They actually did at one point mention that Steffi had done the Steffi Slam so it wasn't totally ignored. But yes, they did go on and on about it somewhat.
femme_slash_fan From: femme_slash_fan Date: 30th July 2015 20:34 (UTC) (Link)
She picks some of the worst partners... I miss when she used to muck about with Fed on court, those two were cute.

I was on holiday but yeah, predictable outcome.

True but it's like 'Just... stop that now'
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 31st July 2015 09:25 (UTC) (Link)
They won the title though.

I wonder if she'll be able to persuade Fed or Stan to play mixed doubles with her at next year's Olympics?

femme_slash_fan From: femme_slash_fan Date: 31st July 2015 10:54 (UTC) (Link)
True but now they tend to grunt a lot and I'm really only there to watch Martina, not hear some dude making sex noises.

I'd love if she got Feds back for the Olympics, mainly because those two are such dorks when they do interviews together.
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