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Wimbledon 2019

Wimbledon 2019

So my favourite sporting event is back! Wimbledon! I love love love these two weeks of summer tennis, all in white, a British summer tradition. Strawberries, cream and champagne at the ready.

So far Wimbledon 2019 has wowed, with Serena Williams and Andy Murray fighting to be the ultimate mixed doubles team. 15-year-old Cori Gauff knocked out legendary Venus Williams in round 1! And Joao Sousa became the first ever Portuguese player to get through to the second week of Wimbledon.

The play has been incredible and there has already been some really interesting media coverage, technical play and shock knockouts considering Wimbledon isn’t over!

Serena and Andy’s match was amazing with falling into chairs, Serena nearly being taken out by the ball and an amazing final shot. Everybody was anxious to see these two tennis superstars on the court together and it did not disappoint.

Nadal versus Kyrgios had loads of power shots, and when Nadal won the nail biting match, he did an amazing victory celebration in true Nadal style. Kyrgios however caused controversy in his after-match interview where he stated he aimed to hit Nadal square in the chest. He describes himself as not really caring or taking the game seriously and uses these as excuses for his on court behaviours.

Another brilliant match so far was the Dan Evans versus Joao Sousa match. Dan Evans was playing on home soil as a British tennis player and clearly had the crowd behind him. This match was a five set epic on Court No. 1 with the commentators noting Evans’ difficult past as well as the historical and cultural importance of a Sousa win!

Wimbledon is such a British tradition and the tennis is getting better and better each year with legendary players such as Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Murray dominating the men’s game and the female leaderboard topped with Serena and Venus Williams, Azarenka and Sharapova. However, new players are seeming to emerge every year keeping this game very much all for the taking.

Next year, me and my mum are hoping to take a trip down to see some of the action live. All I can hope for is sunny skies!

R.B



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