Monthly Archives: September 2009

Can Justine Henin win Wimbledon?

There are not many serial grand slam winners who never won Wimbledon: Monica Seles (nine Grand Slams), Ken Rosewall (eight), Ivan Lendl (eight), Mats Wilander (seven) and Justine Henin (seven). Now Henin is making a comeback with the express purpose of removing herself from this list. “It is a dream of mine,” Henin said of […]

Tim Henman’s Wimbledon firsts and lasts…

The Wimbledon blog spoke to former British number one and Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman and the first and the last things he did at Wimbledon.

Is Juan win a tall order?

When top seed Rafael Nadal withdrew from Wimbledon earlier this year, the fifth seed Juan Martin Del Potro took his place at line one of the draw. He didn’t last long, losing in the second round to the unseeded Lleyton Hewitt. It was the first shock of The Championships and after the match, Hewitt, the […]

What does Kim Clijsters’ US Open win mean for tennis?

Walk into the All England Club offices and the first picture you see hanging on the wall is from this year’s Centre Court Celebration where Kim Clijsters is standing at the net watching her doubles partner Tim Henman play a forehand volley against Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf. In the 119 days since that photo […]

Federer: King of Wimbledon v King of NY

There are many hats that Roger Federer wears, or should that be crowns. With six Wimbledon titles to his name he has been called the ‘King of Wimbledon’, as in when the BBC’s Sue Barker made this torturous link during this year’s Championships: “[he] has become known in recent years as the King of Wimbledon […]

Can Kim Clijsters win the US Open?

In her first Grand Slam tournament since returning from retirement, Kim Clijsters has beaten third seed Venus Williams and moved into the quarter-finals of the US Open. It was the All England Club’s invitation to Clijsters to play two exhibition matches to test the new Centre Court roof that inspired her comeback, and should Clijsters […]

Dinara Safina and winning a first Slam

Dinara Safina has reached the third round of the US Open where she will meet Petra Kvitova. Yet since becoming the 19th women’s world No.1, on April 20, she has been dogged by the inescapable fact that she has never won a Grand Slam. It has become her cross to bear, so much so that […]

Tennis, Twitter and the US Open

Players at the US Open have been sent a warning that their messages on Twitter could break rules that ban the revelation of inside information. The Tennis Integrity Unit’s notification read: “However popular [Twitter] is, it is important to warn you of some of the dangers posed by Twittering as it relates to the Tennis […]