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Wimbledon Fashion: Stop War, Start Tennis

Who wants a “Stop War, Start Tennis” t-shirt or bag? We do, we do! Seriously though, should we have mentioned this earlier in the tournament? Perhaps before the Indian and Pakistani team of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi lost to eventual finalists Jurgen Melzer and Philip Petzschner in the quarterfinal round of gentlemen’s doubles? Because […]

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Reflections: Day 10 of Wimbledon

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 […]

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Reflections: Day 9 of Wimbledon

Top 5 Things That Happened at Wimbledon Today Roger Federer lost to Tomas Berdych, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. This is the first time since 2002 that Federer has not make it to the finals at Wimbledon, and next Monday will mark the first time since 2003 that he is not ranked in the top 2. […]

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Reflections: Day 7 of Wimbledon

Did you catch any of today’s action? All of the singles’ Round of 16 matches took place today. From the shortest upset (Wozniacki out in 46 minutes!) to the longest (Roddick out in a five set thriller!) to historic rematches (Serena Williams got the better of Maria Sharapova while Kim Clijsters took out fellow Belgian […]

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Fortune Cookie: Wimbledon Middle Monday

Middle Monday is upon us, and it’s going to be a scorcher. The players had yesterday off, and we hope you’re rested from your day of rest and ready for an exciting day at Wimbledon. Here are the must-see matches for Monday and our picks to move on: Kim Clijsters vs. Justine Henin (Winner: Clijsters) […]

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Crazy Middle Sunday: Jennifer Capriati and More!

TMZ broke the news that Olympic gold medalist and Australian Open and French Open champion Jennifer Capriati has been “hospitalized after apparent overdose.” Our thoughts are with her and her family while she is in recovery. Stanislas Wawrinka announced that he will be moving on from his long-time coach Dimitri Zavialoff. Patrick McEnroe spoke with […]

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Reflections: Day 13 of the French Open

Match of the Day: Robin Soderling vs. Tomas Berdych, 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3. After today’s nailbiter (and Rafa’s win over Jurgen Melzer), we are so looking forward to Sunday’s rematch between a more poised Robin Soderling and a healthier Nadal. Congratulations to  the New Women’s Doubles Champions: Serena and Venus Williams defeated Katarina Srebotnik […]

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Fortune Cookie: French Open Final Four

Prior to the French Open, we here at The Slice made some predictions. We’re happy to say, it looks like the majority of our predictions could hold out! However, due to the upsets on both sides and the fact that some players have come forward as newly-emerged favorites, we’ve begun to second guess ourselves. Here […]

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Reflections: Day 11 of the French Open

Match of the Day: Samantha Stosur vs. Serena Williams, 6-2, 6-7(2), 8-6. And with that, all previous Grand Slam winners have been eliminated from the women’s singles draw. In just a few days’ time, Elena Dementieva, Jelena Jankovic, Samantha Stosur, or Francesca Schiavone will be holding up their first Grand Slam trophy, la Coupe Suzanne […]

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Quick Hits: French Open Day 11

“My first chance came at 5-3 and I let that slip and I didn’t want that to happen again. It’s in situations like these that you really get tested and see that all the hard work pays off.” - Sam Stosur, after defeating world number 1 Serena Williams 6-2, 6-7(2/7), 8-6 in a tight French Open […]

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