Great Selection of Junior Tennis Racquets, Amazing Prices!

Day 2 Wimbledon

Nadal Posts No.700th Win, Federer Superb; Serena, Sharapova, Halep Win Openers

2008 and 2010 champion Nadal celebrates his 700th match win on Center Court on Tuesday. Photo wimbledon.com AELTC

June 24 2014 ITS Staff London, England – Rafael Nadal registered his No.700 career professional victory on Tuesday after overcoming Martin Klizan 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Centre Court of Wimbledon’s Day Two at the All-England Tennis Club.

 

The win also broke a three-game losing streak for the 2008 and 2010 champion and will now have the chance to reverse his 2012 second round loss to Lukas Rosol when the Mallorcan faces the Czech on Thursday. Rosol, who beat Nadal 6-7(9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 two years ago before Nadal’s seven-month break due to a knee injury, advanced with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 over France’s Benoit Paire.

 

During his successful 2013 whirl-wind come-back, Nadal suffered a shocking first round defeat at the hands of Belguim’s Steve Darcis 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (10-8), 6-4. The reigning 9-time Roland Garros champion incurred his third consecutive grass court loss to Germany’s Dustin Brown 6-4 6-1 two weeks ago at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle.

Superior play by the 7-time champion improves his Wimbledon match win to 68. Photo wimbledon.com AELTC

In other men’s single matches, Roger Federer performed almost to perfection on Tuesday in his opening match in crushing Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 in one hour and 33 minutes to record No.68 match-win in Wimbledon and No.269 victory in Grand Slam tournaments.

 

The seven-time champion Federer, who is will trying to bounce back after a second round loss last year, looked every bit his old-self in beating the 32-year old Italian hitting 40 winners and 30 out of 42 approaches to net for winners. The Swiss Maestro is vying for this year's Wimbledon title for an unprecedented eighth time.

 

“I feel like I’m a contender for the tournament. I feel like if things click here I should be able to win the tournament,” said Federer in an interview by the ATP World Tour. Federer feels more prepared to compete for the title this year as compared to last year when his game deteriorated due to a back injury.

Serena Williams cruised past American compatriot Anna Tatishvili 6-1, 6-2 advancing to the second round on Tuesday. The 5-time champion served 16 aces and 31 winners to book herself a meeting with Lesia Tsurenko of Ukrain who crushed Germany’s Pfizenmaier 6-3 6-0.   

 

The 17-time Grand Slam winner, who is making her 15th appearance in Wimbledon, was upset last year to eventual finalist Sabine Lisicki in the fourth round.

 

Serena is drawn to face newly-crowned French Open champion Maria Sharapova in the quarter-finals. The statuesque Russian also moved to the second round beating British wild-card entry Samantha Murray 6-1, 6-0 Tuesday in a first-round match at Wimbledon. The No.5 seed converted all five break-point opportunities in the one hour match.

 

Sharapova, winner here in 2004, clinched her fifth Grand Slam title last month with a three-set over Romania’s Simona Halep at Roland Garros. The third-seeded Halep overwhelmed Teliana Pereira 6-2 6-2                        

Wimbledon Men’s Singles First Round Tuesday June 24

2-Rafa Nadal beat Martin Klizan 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3                           

4-Roger Federer beat Paolo Lorenzi 6-1 6-1 6-3                         

5-Stanislas Wawrinka beat Joao Sousa 6-3 6-4 6-3                    

24-Gael Monfils beat Malek Jaziri 7-6(5) 7-5 6-4                          

9-John Isner beat Daniel Smethurst 7-5 6-3 6-4                              

13-Richard Gasquet beat James Duckworth 6-7(3) 6-3 3-6 6-0 6-1          

8-Milos Raonic beat Matthew Ebden 6-2 6-4 6-4                           

19-Feliciano Lopez beat Yuichi Sugita 7-6(6) 7-6(6) 7-6(7)                   

30-Marcel Granollers beat Nicolas Mahut 6-4 7-6(6) 6-7(7) 6-4               

15-Jerzy Janowicz beat Somdev Devvarman 4-6 6-3 6-3 3-6 6-3                 

10-Kei Nishikori beat Kenny De Schepper 6-4 7-6(5) 7-5                      

Santiago Giraldo beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-1 7-5 6-0                    

14-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Jurgen Melzer 6-1 3-6 3-6 6-2 6-4

Frank Dancevic beat 29-Ivo Karlovic 6-4 7-6(5) 7-6(4)                     

Dusan Lajovic beat 28-Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6(5) 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-3         

Jack Sock beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-7(5) 6-2 7-6(5) 6-4                   

Jiri Vesely beat Victor Estrella 5-1 ret.

Ante Pavic beat Alejandro Falla 6-4 6-3 7-5                             

Mikhail Kukushkin beat Dudi Sela 6-4 6-4 6-4                           

Lukas Rosol beat Benoit Paire 6-3 3-6 7-6(5) 6-4                   

Lleyton Hewitt beat Michal Przysiezny 6-2 6-7(14) 6-1 6-4               

Gilles Muller beat Julien Benneteau 6-4 7-6(6) 7-6(5)                  

Sam Querrey beat Bradley Klahn 6-7(5) 6-4 6-1 7-5                              

Denis Kudla beat Marsel Ilhan 7-6(3) 6-4 4-6 7-5                             

Lu Yen-Hsun beat Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-4 4-6 6-4 1-6 6-1              

Lukasz Kubot beat Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4                       

Nick Kyrgios beat Stephane Robert 7-6(2) 7-6(1) 6-7(6) 6-2       

Wimbledon Women’s Singles First Round Tuesday June 24

1-Serena Williams beat Anna Tatishvili 6-1 6-2

3-Simona Halep beat Teliana Pereira 6-2 6-2                       

4-Agnieszka Radwanska beat Andreea Mitu 6-2 6-1                   

5-Maria Sharapova beat Samantha Murray 6-1 6-0                    

Kaia Kanepi beat 7-Jelena Jankovic 6-3 6-2

9-Angelique Kerber beat Urszula Radwanska 6-2 6-4              

11-Ana Ivanovic beat Francesca Schiavone 7-6(6) 6-4                 

13-Eugenie Bouchard beat Daniela Hantuchova 7-5 7-5              

15-Carla Suarez Navarro beat Zhang Shuai 6-1 6-2           

Caroline Garcia  beat 14-Sara Errani 2-6 7-6(3) 7-5                  

16-Caroline Wozniacki beat Shahar Peer 6-3 6-0                    

Alison Riske beat 26-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 4-6 7-5 6-1         

Donna Vekic beat 21-Roberta Vinci 6-4 4-6 6-4                       

31-Klara Koukalova beat Taylor Townsend 7-5 6-2              

19-Sabine Lisicki beat Julia Glushko 6-2 6-1                      

25-Alize Cornet beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 4-6 6-4 6-2       

20-Andrea Petkovic beat Katarzyna Piter 6-1 6-4

Victoria Duval beat 29-Sorana Cirstea 6-4 3-6 6-1                   

Petra Cetkovska beat Jovana Jaksic 6-2 4-6 7-5             

Belinda Bencic beat Magdalena Rybarikova 2-6 6-3 6-3         

Michelle Larcher de Brito beat 28-Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6 6-3 6-1

Heather Watson beat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-3 6-2                      

Madison Keys beat Monica Puig 6-3 6-3                           

Varvara Lepchenko beat Tsvetana Pironkova  6-7(6) 6-2 6-2           

Timea Bacsinszky beat Sharon Fichman 6-1 6-3                  

Karolina Pliskova beat Karin Knapp 6-7(4) 6-4 10-8          

Irina Begu beat Virginie Razzano 1-6 6-4 7-5                      

Zheng Jie beat Annika Beck 6-1 6-3                                 

Yaroslava Shvedova beat Kristyna Pliskova 3-6 6-4 8-6  

Lourdes Dominguez Lino beat Petra Martic 6-0 6-1                 

Camila Giorgi beat Alexandra Cadantu 6-1 7-6(5)                    

Chanelle Scheepers beat Christina Mchale 6-3 6-3               

24-Kirsten Flipkens beat Tamira Paszek 6-4 6-7(3) 6-2            

Silvia Soler Espinosa beat Olga Govortsova 6-2 6-3                 

Lesia Tsurenko beat Dinah Pfizenmaier 6-3 6-0                     

Find the best airline fares to France and Europe on Air France, click here!
CA - Generic Banner

Comments

Please enter the code
* Required fields
There are no entries yet.