Wimbledon is winding down and, while this news would normally bother us, we’re honestly not sure we can take much more of the excitement we’ve been privy during the Wimbledon fortnight. The longest match ever; Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, and Venus Williams all upset before the semifinals; and a daily tennis-themed poem … almost too much excitement for us!
Anyways, on to Day 10:
Top 5 Things That Happened at Wimbledon Today
- With losses by Petra Kvitova and Tsvetana Pironkova, the women’s final is set: Serena Williams (1) vs. Vera Zvonareva (21).
- Kim Clijsters and Xavier Malisse (who lost to an equally entertaining Marcelo Melo and Rennae Stubbs (10)) reminded us why we enjoy doubles tennis so much. (Especially when it can be laid back and fun even in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam.)
- Jurgen Melzer and Philip Petzschner upset Dick Norman and Wesley Moodie (7), 7-6(7-3), 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, to make it to the men’s doubles final. They face Horia Tecau and Robert Lindstedt for the title.
- John McEnroe felt the need to remind us that Roger Federer is “a human being.”
- Serena and Venus Williams were fined $4,000 each for skipping the press conference after their doubles loss yesterday. Serena was “shocked.”
And on the schedule for tomorrow:
- Men’s Semifinals: Andy Murray takes on Rafael Nadal (who will be playing “like it’s 2008″) in an attempt to get one step closer to stopping the laughter that is inevitable when people ask, “When was the last time a British man won a grand slam title?” If Murray wins, he will be the first British man to make it to the Wimbledon final since 1938. Also, Tomas Berdych and Novak Djokovic will face off.