Monday, July 7, 2014

Sweeping the court

Here they are, the 2014 Wimbledon champions!

And here's the 2013 champion.

Miguel Morales' excellent article in Forbes on the marketing of WTA players is definitely worth reading. I was especially gratified to see his take on the "Strong Is Beautiful" campaign, which I've always found offensive.

Petra Kvitova is the new world number 4; Genie Bouchard is the new world number 7. Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci share the number 1 spot in doubles again. Kvitova is now number 5 on the Road To Singapore.

You can now get to know Tereza Smitkova.

Irina Falconi is blogging from Bad Gastein.


Anonymous said...

I hate the Strong is Beautiful campaign. Strength is strength, it is a worthy attribute on its own and has no need to be beautiful.
Beauty means little and someone with beauty is not neccessarily strong.

Diane said...

Well, God forbid the women should be seen as athletes.

sunny nine said...

Just some trivia, that I am sure someone has pointed out somewhere. 2011 was the first year Kvitova and Djokovic won Wimbledon. They repeated in the same year 2014. Just thought it was interesting.

Diane said...

He said he needed to ask her to please win again!