Culled from AFP
LAGOS — US tennis star Serena Williams said Wednesday that she hopes her African tour with elder sister Venus will encourage athletes on the continent to strive for excellence in their sport.
The pair, who have won a combined 22 major women’s singles championships, are in Nigeria before heading to South Africa on Friday, in a two-country visit to promote women’s rights.
“We would definitely love to see more athletes come out of Africa,” Serena told journalists.
Andy Murray has finally won his first Grand Slam title. He beat Novak Djokovic 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 in a match that lasted 4 hours 54 minutes, tying the record for the longest Open final.
When Murray won the match, he said ” I felt a sense of how big a moment that is in British tennis history.”
“I know more than most,” he added. “I’ve been asked about it many times.”
In attendance of the US Open Final were Sir Alex Fergusin, Sir Sean Connery and Kevin Spacey.
I’m very happy for Andy Murray. First it was the Olympics, and now its the US Open. This is definitely his year.
Rafael Nadal, who is the reigning Olymics tennis champion, pulled out of the olympics because of physical problems. He said he did this so that a better prepared Spanish player can take his place.
He was supposed to be the Spanish Olympics flagbearer on the 27th of July.
With Nadal pulling out, the remaining favourites are Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
Roger Federer won his 7th Wimbledon title and 17th Grand Slam title after he won Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. If Andy Murray had won, he would have been the first Bristish man to win the Wimbledon title in 76 years.
With this win, Federer has equalled Pete Sampras and William Renshaw as a seven time champion. This win also made Federer regain his World number 1 title and also this is his first major trophy since 2010.
Congratulation Mr Fedex. A very well deserved victory
Serena Williams has equalled her sister Venus’s record of 5 Wimbledon titles by beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 5-7 6-2 in the women’s single finals. The last time she won it was in 2010 and she had to take a year off tennis due to a re-occuring leg injury and subsequent embolism.
Altogether now, this is Serena’s 14th grand slam title and from the looks of it, shes not even ready to slow down!!!
A few hours after beating Agnieszka Radwanska to claim the Wimbledon Women’s single title, Serena and her sister Venus went on to beat Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-5, 6-4 to claim the Women’s double title.
This will be their fifth Wimbledon title together. This is the first time they are playing together in 2 years and they still looked so good together.
Hmmmmmm these babes are definitely not smiling oh! Ah ah!!!
On suday 8th July, it will be Roger Federer vs Andy Murray in the Wimbledon open finals. Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 while Andy Murray beat Jo-Wilfred Tsonga 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 to reach the finals.
If/When Federer beats Murray, it will be his 17th grand slam title.
On the female part, Serena Willams will be facing Agnieszka Radwanska for the women’s title on the 7th of July by 2pm (Nigerian time)