Posts tagged Wimbledon

Women over 30, 40 make mark at Wimbledon

   July 1, 2013 5:02 am    0

When 42 year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm hit the court at Wimbledon, by most media accounts, she didn’t give 31-year-old Serena Williams much of a match, but she made her mark. Date-Krumm raced around the court like a youngster, won the hearts of people watching and stole Serena’s serve from her once. Date-Krumm lost 6-2, 6-0, but…


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American women winning at Wimbledon

   June 29, 2013 5:23 am    0

American 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…


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Au-some tennis at Aussie Open — Djokovic, Sharapova et al

   January 20, 2013 6:34 am    0

It’s early morning tennis time! You don’t have to be a tennis fan to appreciate the talents of Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic and more at the 2013 Australian Open. I won’t spoil anything for anyone, but some great matches take place overnight. Serbian Djokovic is playing this morning in a real nail-biter. Last year, he played in the…


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Erie tennis player honored at U.S. Open

   September 3, 2012 12:59 pm    0

Check out Mike Copper’s article on Erie tennis phenom Mary Dailey, right here. Dailey, 50, played tennis for Mercyhurst Prep in the 1970s. She was honored today at the U.S. Open for winning national double’s tournaments on a variety of surfaces in 2011. She received the Grand Slam of Women’s Professional Tennis award for USTA…


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U.S. Open Tennis — who wins, who retires

   September 2, 2012 1:45 pm    0

It’s an odd year when nearly 31-year-old Serena Williams starts interviews with “I’m not retiring.” But who can blame her when 29-year-old Kim Clijsters announced last week that she would retire from singles after the U.S. Open. Not 24 hours later, 30-year-old Andy Roddick added that it was his swan song as well. He plays…


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Tennis teaches balance for all ages

   July 5, 2012 6:09 am    0

In a letter to the editor yesterday in the Erie Times-News, a 72-year-old man wrote a great letter. James Ligons of Erie wrote that high school athletes should learn to play tennis because of the hand and eye coordination, footwork and endurance. As a tennis player, I endorse that!  He added another note about men playing…


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Awed by Djokovic-Nadal marathon tennis final

   January 29, 2012 8:30 pm    0

You don’t have to be a tennis fan to appreciate the talents of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. At the 2012 Australian Open, Serbian Djokovic was the winner with scores of 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5. It was a nail-biter of a record-setting match that took 5 hours and 53 minutes. If you don’t understand those scores,…


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