Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday Tennis Talk

By Savannah



Wimbledon Day 1 Order of Play

Centre Court 13:00 Start

Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Yen-Hsun Lu(TPE) vs. Roger Federer(SUI) [2]
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Neuza Silva(POR) vs. Serena Williams(USA)[2]
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Julien Benneteau(FRA) vs. Novak Djokovic(SRB)[4]

No. 1 Court 13:00 Start

Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Maria Sharapova(RUS)[24] vs. Viktoriya Kutuzova(UKR)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Robin Soderling(SWE)[13] vs. Gilles Muller(LUX)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Fernando Verdasco(ESP)[7] vs. James Ward(GBR)

No. 2 Court 12:00 Start

Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Daniela Hantuchova(SVK) vs. Laura Robson(GBR)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Andrey Golubev(KAZ) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(FRA)[9]
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Alla Kudryavtseva(RUS) vs. Elena Dementieva(RUS)[4]
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Michael Llodra(FRA) vs. Joshua Goodall(GBR)

Court 3 12:00 Start

Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
James Blake(USA)[17] vs. Andreas Seppi(ITA)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Victoria Azarenka(BLR)[8] vs. Severine Bremond Beltrame(FRA)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Aleksandra Wozniak(CAN)[23] vs. Francesca Schiavone(ITA)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Tommy Haas(GER)[24] vs. Alexander Peya(AUT)

Court 4 12:00 Start

Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Philipp Kohlschreiber(GER)[27] vs. Florent Serra(FRA)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Maria Elena Camerin(ITA) vs. Shahar Peer(ISR)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Nicolas Mahut(FRA) vs. Kristof Vliegen(BEL)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Vera Zvonareva(RUS)[7] vs. Georgie Stoop(GBR)

Court 5 12:00 Start

Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova(RUS)[31] vs. Petra Cetkovska(CZE)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Dudi Sela(ISR) vs. Santiago Gonzalez(MEX)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Evgeny Korolev(RUS) vs. Igor Andreev(RUS)[29]
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) vs. Arantxa Parra Santonja(ESP)

Court 6 12:00 Start

Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez(ESP) vs. Agustin Calleri(ARG)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Nathalie Dechy(FRA) vs. Ioana Raluca Olaru(ROU)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Paul Capdeville(CHI) vs. Vincent Spadea(USA)

Court 7 12:00 Start

Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Jie Zheng(CHN)[16] vs. Kristina Barrois(GER)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Jan Hernych(CZE) vs. Janko Tipsarevic(SRB)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Tamira Paszek(AUT) vs. Virginie Razzano(FRA)[26]
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Alberto Martin(ESP) vs. Marin Cilic(CRO)[11]

Court 8 12:00 Start

Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Karolina Sprem(CRO) vs. Regina Kulikova(RUS)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Roberta Vinci(ITA) vs. Magdalena Rybarikova(SVK)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Edouard Roger-Vasselin(FRA) vs. Stefan Koubek(AUT)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Sam Querrey(USA) vs. Ivan Ljubicic(CRO)

Court 9 12:00 Start

Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Gisela Dulko(ARG) vs. Stephanie Foretz(FRA)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Marcel Granollers(ESP) vs. Andreas Beck(GER)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Simon Greul(GER) vs. Michael Yani(USA)

Court 10 12:00 Start

Gentlemen's Doubles - 1st Round
Simon Aspelin(SWE) /Paul Hanley(AUS) vs. Fabio Fognini(ITA) /
Potito Starace(ITA)
Ladies' Doubles
Iveta Benesova(CZE) /Barbora Zahlavova Strycova(CZE) vs. Sybille Bammer(AUT) /
Alexa Glatch(USA)
Ladies' Doubles
Yuliana Fedak(UKR) /Mervana Jugic-Salkic(BIH) vs. Klaudia Jans(POL) /
Alicja Rosolska(POL)

Court 11 12:00 Start

Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Ivo Minar(CZE) vs. Maximo Gonzalez(ARG)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Lucie Safarova(CZE) vs. Jarmila Groth(AUS)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Timea Bacsinszky(SUI) vs. Vesna Manasieva(RUS)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Grega Zemlja(SLO) vs. Albert Montanes(ESP)[32]

Court 12 12:00 Start

Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Nicolas Almagro(ESP) vs. Juan Monaco(ARG)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Anastasiya Yakimova(BLR) vs. Nadia Petrova(RUS)[10]
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Aravane Rezai(FRA) vs. Ayumi Morita(JPN)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Diego Junqueira(ARG) vs. Guillermo Canas(ARG)

Court 14 12:00 Start

Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Anna-Lena Groenefeld(GER) vs. Sania Mirza(IND)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Mardy Fish(USA)[28] vs. Sergio Roitman(ARG)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Tommy Robredo(ESP)[15] vs. Luka Gregorc(SLO)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Vera Dushevina(RUS) vs. Alize Cornet(FRA)[22]

Court 15 12:00 Start

Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Edina Gallovits(ROU) vs. Sorana Cirstea(ROU)[28]
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Simone Bolelli(ITA) vs. Daniel Koellerer(AUT)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Jill Craybas(USA) vs. Tsvetana Pironkova(BUL)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Steve Darcis(BEL) vs. Frank Dancevic(CAN)

Court 17 12:00 Start

Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Adrian Mannarino(FRA) vs. Marc Gicquel(FRA)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Dominika Cibulkova(SVK)[14] vs. Julie Coin(FRA)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Michelle Larcher De Brito(POR) vs. Klara Zakopalova(CZE)
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Ivo Karlovic(CRO)[22] vs. Lukas Lacko(SVK)

Court 18 12:00 Start

Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Karol Beck(SVK) vs. Feliciano Lopez(ESP)[21]
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Xavier Malisse(BEL) vs. Rainer Schuettler(GER)[18]
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Yung-Jan Chan(TPE) vs. Marion Bartoli(FRA)[12]
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Yanina Wickmayer(BEL) vs. Elena Vesnina(RUS)

Court 19 12:00 Start

Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Alisa Kleybanova(RUS)[27] vs. Sesil Karatantcheva(KAZ)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Masa Zec Peskiric(SLO) vs. Urszula Radwanska(POL)
Gentlemen's Doubles - 1st Round
Jeff Coetzee(RSA)[12]/Jordan Kerr(AUS)[12] vs. David Ferrer(ESP)/Marc Lopez(ESP)

TBA Start

Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Melanie South(GBR) vs. Mathilde Johansson(FRA)
Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Ai Sugiyama(JPN) vs. Patty Schnyder(SUI)[21]

End Notes

It's the day before Wimbledon. The draws are set and the Order of Play for Day 1 has been released. It's time to put up or shut up as the saying goes. What am I thinking about today?

  • I think it would've been nice to see The Monogram take over Rafael Nadal's position in the draw and have to play the guys Rafa was set to play instead of Juan Martin Del Potro taking Rafael's spot.
  • It would've been nice to see Maria Sharapova stay at her real ranking, Venus Williams seeded #1, Serena Williams seeded #2 and Dinara Safina seeded #3. That would mean Sharapova would be exiled to some outer court and have to play her way to the Show Courts. Quaint notion no?

  • I wonder why fans of Roger Federer feel the need to beat other fandoms into submission when it comes to any critique of their idol? No one is making anything up out of thin air when they cite chapter and verse about his cupcake draws, arrogance, and diva ways. Every other fandom accepts the best and worst regarding their favorite. It's when snide, derogatory remarks get hidden behind pretty words that people go off. Denying a player said he was injured when he said it when there is ample evidence that he did is low. To do so in an attempt to make your idol appear less of an arrogant anal aperture is even lower.

  • Everyone should have a friend as good as Robin Soderling.
  • Michael Stich is being lambasted for saying that the WTA tour is selling sex not tennis. He's not a favorite but isn't this the truth? The best athletes on the women's tour - Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Dinara Safina, Elena Dementieva, are not considered worthy of promotion by the powers that be at the WTA which is part of the reason the women's tour is an after thought to most fans right now.
  • I'm thinking of watching more of Wimbledon online than on television to avoid the ESPN talking heads. On ESPN360 they broadcast the matches without commentary. Next best thing to Wimbledon Live which I can't get this year.

The sun is out in my neck of the woods, a rare occurence these days. Hope to watch some golf, snooze and be ready to go at 7a tomorrow morning.

5 comments:

Jason said...

I'm going to try a proxy for tomorrow. I refuse to watch tennis on NBC. It's a shame my area does not get ESPN360.

Savannah said...

I'm stuck with NBC on the weekends and for the other days they have coverage. I feel your pain Jason. Welcome.

lynney62 said...

Love your comments, Savannah! I'm doing exactly like you today, 97 degrees here....watching the golfers try to start the final round (getting dark there though), on the couch and enjoying a lazy Sunday!

Veruca Salt said...

I thought I was getting better until I saw that Federer is playing first--the honor usually reserved for the defending champion

*sad face*

Savannah said...

I know Veruca. I really miss him. I watched last years Final. Sigh.