Dear tennis nerds and other No-Life,
Hello. Yes, we never say “hello” too many times. Today didn’t disappoint in the tennis sphere: rain, terrible matches and a few awesome results.
What’s to keep in mind?
1 – The rain
It is the signature of this season, obviously. So, Nürnberg decided to be trendy and stick to it.
Matches interrupted, then delayed… It is becoming quite a classic, lately. The tour hopes that you enjoy it.
2 – The Ace Award goes to…
Madison Keys! The young American fired 12 of them during her match against Jamie Hampton in Birmingham.
Madison defeats Jamie 2-6 6-3 7-6(3)
3 – The Double Fault Award goes to…
Kristina Mladenovic! Marion Bartoli not being around, another French had to put herself under the serve spotlight. Kristina hit 10 double faults during her match against Tara Moore.
And yet she won.
Kristina defeats Tara 5-7 7-6(5) 6-4
4 – The trendy double pairing
For whatever reason, the association of Laura Robson with Lisa Raymond had made the headlines. Well, since it did, it seems like both players have not won a single match.
Cara Black and Marina Erakovic defeat Lisa Raymond and Laura Robson 6-4 6-2 in Birmingham.
5 – Nürnberg loves long matches
5 matches lasted over two hours today in Germany. Yes, the rain delay might have helped a few but definitely not most of them.
Who knows. Perhaps the players love so much the courts out there that they try their best to stay on them as long as possible.
In other very important news, Samantha Stosur is on a British Botanical Garden Tour. And why not. The Australian posted thus two pictures of her in a rose garden; a lovely poem accompanied them.
When in London, Maria Sharapova takes the tube; mostly The District and Piccadilly Lines. Of course, we all hope that she owns an Oyster Card. And a London A to Z.
Serena Williams made it to Florida. Hmm… … … Could someone remind her that the European season isn’t over yet? There is still a Grand Slam to be played, right around the corner.
Maria Kirilenko took part in a photo shoot for Glamour. Except now, we are even less sure about her new hair color. But really not.