Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wimbledon 2010 Sees Federer, Venus and Serena Williams Defeated

The 2010 Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament saw Roger Federer and Venus and Serena Williams defeated.  The shocking Wimbledon losses are disappointing, at best - although having other athletes take their chance at winning is exciting in its own right.

Federer hasn't had much luck this season.  At the French Open, he was defeated before reaching the finals. This time, he was defeated in the quarterfinals and his emotions were visible.  He's a class act - he didn't act out inappropriately although you can tell when an athlete is unhappy with their performance.

In addition to the Wimbledon 2010 shockers is that Venus and Serena Williams were defeated in the women's doubles quarterfinals.  This happened on the heels of the duo winning four consecutive Grand Slam tournament titles.

Vera Zvonavera and Elena Vesnina upset the Williams' 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.   This is shocking, considering that the Russian duo is unseeded whereas Venus and Serena are at the #1 Women's doubles slot.

Venus was also defeated during the women's singles quarter finals by Tsvetana Pironkova 6-2, 6-3.

Serena Williams is heading to the women's semifinals and will face Petra Kvitova. She played the doubles match with her shoulder heavily taped, and the sisters were assessed a fine after the tournament.

Wimbledon is almost over.  Roger Federer and the Williams' sisters domination are done. The shocking upset are what keeps tennis fans from around the world tuning in to each and every match.

The next Grand Slam will take place at the US Open from August 30 to September 12, 2010.  The Australian Open will follow in January 2011.

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