American women winning at Wimbledon

   June 29, 2013 5:23 am    0

 

serenaAmerican men may be gone from Wimbledon (sadly earlier than in 101 years), but the American women are doing just fine, thank-you. Here’s who’s left:

Serena Williams — I don’t think anyone can beat her, and kudos to her. At 31, she’s playing better than ever. And speaking of age, Serena’s next opponent is Kimiko Date-Krumm, 42, the oldest woman to ever advance to the third round at  Wimbledon. 

Williams got a kick out of the suggestion that she should play Britain’s Andy Murray in an exhibition match. Might be a fun match. Read about it here. Some say it could be reminiscent of the old Bobby Riggs vs. Billie Jean King match — King won for anyone who doesn’t know.

Sloane Stephens, 20, notably beat Jamie Hampton, 23, — another American — on Wednesday.

Alison Riske, 22, has also battled her way into the third round.

Madison Keys, 18, is also still in the hunt.

These four American women are still standing at Wimbledon. They will be in action today starting at 9 a.m. on ESPN. Serena Williams has five Wimbledon singles titles and five doubles’ titles.

Pam Parker, a tennis player for 40 years, is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three.

 

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