Friday, July 6, 2012

Wimbledon's finals: Ace Queen vs the Subtler # Grass King vs Proud Brit

And we have our 2012 Wimbledon's finalists!

On the ladies side, Serena Williams, who is hitting aces like there's no tomorrow, will play against Agnieszka Radwanska, a subtler player that relies on guile. The women's final will be played on Centre Court, tomorrow, Saturday, starting at 2PM (London time). 
Radwanska got an upper respiratory illness, just as defeated semifinalist Novak Djokovic. The first Polish since 1939 to reach a major's final cancelled today's press conference and is hoping to recover in time for the match. On the other hand, Serena is in turbo mode, and will play not only her seventh Wimbledon final but also the ladies double final with her sister Venus. 

Here are some statistics about the two finalists: 

To learn more about Radwanska's style and on-court manner you should read "The Subtlest Player at Wimbledon", a great article by The Wall Street Journal.

Murray, first Brit man in 74 years to play Wimby's final

The men's final is a first: Roger Federer, who is vying to equal the seven Wimbledon titles held by William Renshaw in the late 1800s and more recently by Pete Sampras, vs. Andy Murray, who becomes the first Brit man in 74 years to get to a Wimbledon's final. To get to the final, Federer defeated Novak Djokovic in four sets, 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-3 and Murray overcome France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also in four sets 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
If the Swiss wins on Sunday he'll reclaim the world No.1 ranking and will equal Sampras victories on the All England Club grass. If Murray wins, it will be his first Grand Slam title and the first for a British male since Fred Perry in 1936.

Who will make history on Saturday and Sunday?:) Leave your comments and predictions!

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