Stuttgart – Petra Kvitova qualify for the second round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after defeating Annika Beck. Meanwhile, Caroline Wozniacki could not go far because immediately foundered.
Facing Beck at Porsche Arena on Wednesday (24/04/2013), Kvitova had to fight hard. The fifth seed eventually won after a long fight three sets in 2 hours 26 minutes. He won 7-5, 6-7, and 6-3.
Kvitova will face opponents in the second half is Julia Goerges or Kirsten Flipkens.
Wozniacki suffered misfortune. Former world number one tennis player must immediately lift the suitcase after defeated Carla Suarez Navarro 6-7, 1-6.
In other matches, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won the duel fellow Russian. Pavlyuchenkova beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-7, 7-5, 6-4 in the second round and will challenge third seed Angelique Kerber.
Lucie Safarova also advanced to the second round after beating Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-1. Safarova will fight defending champion Maria Sharapova in the second round.
Roger Federer followed Rafael Nadal Click footsteps as the world’s top tennis player who was eliminated in the early round of Wimbledon 2013.
At first glance Federer better luck because this Click the Swiss defeat in the second round while Nadal, who has just won the Grand Slam French Open, directly eliminated in the first round.
But Federer shocks inflicted far greater.
Federer is a seven-time Wimbledon champion and known as the best player on grass, field types used at Wimbledon.
But in the second round which was held on Wednesday afternoon (26/06) in London, Federer lost to both the technical and physical than his opponent, Sergiy Stakhovsky, in a match in straight sets, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 , within three hours.
So Stakhovsky get the last point in the third set, for a few seconds the whole crowd in attendance seemed to pause, and then simultaneously applauded for both players.
Still want bertenis
“I still plan to pursue tennis over the next few years. To me this defeats the normal course.”
While Stakhovsky still could not believe what he had just done, Federer walked to the edge of the field, packing a large bag containing racket and clothing, and walking with bowed head.
No more distinctive smile and a sharp eye spotlight sign of pride.
In a press statement, Federer said, “I had a great moment, a distinct, but also had a difficult time like this. Always you can not continue to have a great moment right?”
“What do you do after a record defeat? For sure do not need to panic. You have to practice again, more loudly,” Federer said.
Is the defeat in the second round, ending the era of Federer in the world tennis stage, asked the reporter.
Then he replied, “No. I’m still planning to pursue tennis over the next few years. To me this defeats the normal course. But for others not because I was always able to reach the quarter-finals in 36 major tournaments.”
Roger Federer has won Wimbledon seven times.
Federer certainly may be planning to continue playing until a few years later.
Accuracy and consistency
But the signs that he is not as good as first also seen clearly in the match against Stakhovsky, tennis player who is ranked 113 in the bottom of Federer.
Federer was able to move quickly, but not as beautiful as it was when he set the rhythm of a deer foot tub.
Is it because of the age factor?
May be due in August later Federer reached the age of 32 years.
Placement and return of the ball is also not as accurate and consistent as before.
Federer fans could argue that this defeat is only ‘accidents’ and hope Federer will rise again.
But look at his performance at Wimbledon this time and some of the other previous games Click, maybe hope it increasingly difficult to realize.
Stuttgart – The tickets round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix finals had been won by Li Na. Li defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands and will challenge defending champion Maria Sharapova.
Competing in the Porsche Arena on Saturday (04/27/2013), Li wins in straight sets over Mattek-Sands. The second seed defeated his opponent by a score of 6-4, 6-3 in 1 hour and 32 minutes.
This victory brings Li to Sharapova in the final. Sharapova first pass after beating Angelique Kerber 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.
Sharapova and Li have met 13 times. So far, Sharapova is still ahead of Li by bagging eight victories.
But, in the last two meetings in the semifinals of the Australian Open, Li became the winner with a score of 6-2, 6-2.
California – Still remember with Martina Hingis? Former world tennis queen was planning a comeback to the tennis world. Not to a single party ever menjulangkan name, but the doubles where he also has achievements okay.
Hingis, who had won five Grand Slam singles titles, will return to action in the world of tennis in Southern California Open tournament on July 27-August 4.
In the tournament, the Swiss-born tennis player 32 years ago it would pair up with Slovakian tennis player Daniela Hantuchova.
“I’m really looking forward to get back into a competitive game in Southern California Open,” said Hingis in the WTA website and quoted by Reuters.
“The spirit is still very rough and bersaingku I please be on the field,” continued the woman who occupies the WTA rankings even when he was barely 17 years old.
Hingis, who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon at the age of 16 years, retreating from the world of tennis in 2003 due to an ankle injury. At that time he was only 22 years old.
In 2006, he decided to return to the tennis world. He retired again in 2007 after tested positive for cocaine. Hingis was sentenced to two years despite never insisted on taking the banned substance.
Discourse comeback to the tennis world had inception in 2010. At that time he claimed to have been looking for a doubles partner to get back into action to competitive tennis.
In women’s doubles, Hingis scored nine grand slam titles. He also never won a Grand Slam title in mixed doubles.
Monte Carlo – Novak Djokovic came out as the winner in the Monte Carlo Masters after beating Rafael Nadal in the final. Djokovic’s success made him break the dominance of Nadal, who had so long triumphed.
In the match at the Monte Carlo Country Club on Sunday (04/21/2013) night local time, Djokovic was very good. Instead, Nadal like having anticlimactic and many make their own mistakes. Djokovic won in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 in 1 hour and 52 minutes.
The first set Djokovic completely overpowered. He is so easy to accelerate from the start and winning 5-0. Although Nadal had won two games later, Djokovic did not waste the opportunity and seize this set.
In the second set, Nadal began to flourish. He broke Djokovic to lead 3-2 and then won the next game.
Two points ahead, Nadal could not take advantage of the momentum. Djokovic could equalize 4-4. Djokovic finally managed to end the game after he won the tie-break with the score 7-1.
This is the first title Djokovic in this tournament. World number one tennis player’s son also ended the dominance of Nadal, who has eight consecutive years always champion in Monte Carlo.
It is also the third title Djokovic this year. Previously, he was a champion at the Australian Open and Dubai Tennis Championships.
London – Marion Bartoli managed to realize the dream of magnitude in the world of professional tennis. The Frenchman has just won his first Grand Slam title after Wimbledon champion so.
Bartoli came out as champions after defeating Sabine Lisicki in the final match on Centre Court the All England Club on Saturday (07/06/2013) evening hrs. He won in straight sets 6-1, 6-4 in 1 hour and 21 minutes.
This is the first time Bartoli won the Grand Slam title after struggling in 47 Grand Slam tournaments. He had the right to take home the prize money of 1.6 million pounds (about USD 23.7 billion).
This success also makes Bartoli as the first French tennis player to win a Grand Slam title since Amelie Mauresmo, who is now a coach, doing the same thing in 2006.
“I still can not realize that I was a Wimbledon champion.’s So happy,” said Bartoli in the tournament’s official website.
“As a professional player, your dream is to win the Grand Slam. You dreamed it every day. You think about it every day,” he added.
“So, when it was finally realized, you have achieved something that you dream for millions of hours,” said the 28-year-old.
“I won in straight sets. I did not drop a set throughout the tournament. Fact, in a perfect dream I once did, I could not imagine a moment like that.’s More than just perfect,” said Bartoli.