Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Passing shots

Scroll down to see a photo of 17-year-old Petra Kvitova.

Speaking of Kvitova, here she is with Wimbledon gentlemen's champion Novak Djokovic, posing for official photos.

Lindsay Davenport has withdrawn from World Team Tennis because she is pregnant, and her doctor has advised her not to compete.

Caroline Wozniacki and Alize Cornet broke each other 16 times today in the first round of the Swedish Open. 6th seed Iveta Benesova, who just won the Wimbledon mixed doubles championship, was upset 6-2, 6-0 by Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.

In Budapest, 4th seed Lucie Hradecka was upset by Eva Birnerova.

Former world number 1 Serena Williams is now ranked number 175 in the world, making her the official Dangerous Floater from Hell. She is expected to get a wild card into the main draw at the U.S. Open.

 It's official: Wimbledon and ESPN have signed a twelve-year contract. NBC had the Wimbledon contract for 43 years, and showed only some of the big matches live in all time zones. Viewers in the USA will now be able to watch matches live, and those whose ISPs provide ESPN3 will continue to have access to a wider variety of matches.


Daniel said...

NOW the question is....will they show the Wimbledon final on regular ESPN or put it on ESPN2?

Anonymous said...

ESPN2 is where they usually put tennis. Or did you mean ABC?


Diane said...

The contract is for both ESPN and ESPN2.

Daniel said...

yeah, i realize that it's usually ESPN2...just curious to see if they would put Wimbledon on ESPN instead ESPN2

Diane said...

They've already said they're going to use ESPN, also, so there's a chance they'd put the final on ESPN.