Sunday, July 3, 2011

Benesova and Melzer win Wimbledon mixed doubles title

Iveta Benesova and Jurgen Melzer won the Wimbledon mixed doubles championship today. The 9th seeds defeated 4th seeds Elena Vesnina and Mahesh Bhupati 6-3, 6-2. Benesova and Melzer had outstanding service stats, and hit more than twice as many winners as their opponents. This is Benesova's first major title.

Not surprisingly, Esther Vergeer and Sharon Walraven, the top seeds, won the women's wheelchair doubles title. They defeated 2nd seeds Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. (I'm still looking for an update on Korie Homan, so if anyone has one, please post it.)

Lindsay Davenport won the Ladies Invitation doubles title, defeating Martina Navratilova and Jana Novotna 6-4, 6-4.

2nd seeds Eugenie Bouchard and Grace Min won the girls' doubles title. Bouchard and Min defeated Demi Schuurs and Tang Hao Chen 5-7, 6-2, 7-5.

The girls' singles championship was claimed by 12th seed Ashleigh Barty of Austrailia. She defeated Russia's Irina Khromacheva, the third seed, 7-5, 7-6. Barty hit seven aces and double-faulted eight times. She hit 26 winners to Khromacheva's 31, but made only 18 unforced errors. Khromacheva made 28.

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