Grass court tune-ups & Wimbledon goalsTim Strawn
The grass-court season is in full swing and it’s Déjà Vu, Part 2 as familiar faces eye a title at SW21. Hurkacz moves into the top 10 as he defeats Medvedev at Halle, Berrettini claims another title at Queen’s Club and is looking like a strong contender and not to be left out of the conversation, Rafa’s in the mix as he announces progress with his foot treatments and says he’s planning to play Wimbledon.
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The women see new faces as challengers emerge with Wimbledon aspirations. Ons Jabeur climbs to #3 with her win in Berlin and she’s all set to partner up with Serena Williams in doubles at the Rothesay International in Eastbourne, England. For the second week running, Beatriz Haddad Maia is leaving a Hologic WTA Tour event with the trophy. The Brazilian won two matches at the Rothesay Classic Birmingham on Sunday to be crowned champion,
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The women’s doubles turned out a winner that never had to play a semi or a final. Linette and Krunic got a walkover in the semi’s when Jabeur pulled out with an abdominal injury, then got another walkover in the finals, when Ostapenko pulled out due to a toe injury. Sad time for doubles fans.
Unfortunately, that’s the way it happens sometimes. It’s either the curse or the luck of the draw. Injuries play a part too if you look at how the final of the FO men’s ended up. That was destined to be a barn burner and then Zverev went down hard and couldn’t continue. Rafa ends up with another slam title and certainly can’t be counted out as a possible winner at SW19. I’ll be anxious to watch that one unfold!