(HD) Wimbledon 2011 Sharapova vs Kvitova FINAL – FULL MATCH

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WILLIAMS FAIRYTALE SHORT-LIVED

She might have played the last time professionally in the US Open back in 2011 but when former world number Venus Williams took to the court for the first time since then in the Sony Ericsson Open, she looked much leaner and fitter than she was before but that run came to a sudden halt when her progress was stopped in its tracks by the Polish ace Agnieszka Radwanska in the Quarter Final stage where she lost in straight sets by a score of 6-4, 6-1.

Williams, who had been suffering from Sjogren’s syndrome made her highly publicized comeback in to the world of professional tennis, having withdrawn her name from the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year. In her matches in the previous rounds, Venus Williams looked to be well on course for a successful return to the tennis circuit and although it was evident that she was lacking full match practice, she did quite well considering the fact that she had been out of action for such a long time.

Williams stated of the disease a few months back that it was an auto-immune disease that caused fatigue and soreness of the joints and it was very difficult to get rid of it once one has developed the condition but she managed to fight against it and overcome it to make a more or less successful comeback to the world of professional tennis. Venus Williams praised the efforts of Radwanska and the ease with which she managed to defeat her.

But Venus is also very happy at the progress she has made over the past month after returning to full training and is hopeful that if she gets her fitness level up a little bit more, she will be able to last the entire season.

Nadal vs Federer – SF – Highlights Australian Open 2012 [HD]

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MURRAY THROUGH TO FINAL

Andy Murray showed the door to world No 1 Novak Djokovic at the semifinal of Dubai Open, beating the Serbian 6-2, 7-5. This is the second time in a row that Murray has outperformed his Serbian rival, and Murray has now raced into the final where he will be pitted against Roger Federer.

Murray and Djokovic played a beautiful match that seemed very close to the Australian Open standards. Both the players are known to be close friends. Soon after the game, the duo met in the interview room, and there was playful bantering between the two.

At the start of the match Djokovic looked confident and strong, and held his serve to take it to off 2-2. At this point, the game turned in Murray’s favour, with the Scot winning 7 straight games and the first set before going 3-0 in the second.

It looked easy for Murray to win the opening set, 6-2. Djokovic continued to look out of place allowing Murray to rise 5-3 in the second set. Murray let himself down with a few of his shots, allowing Djokovic to get back into the set at 5-5. Murray rose to the occasion and won his way to 7-5 win over Novak.

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Murray vs Nadal Wimbledon 2011 Preview

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FEDERER: NO HINGIS MATCH-UP

Swiss Maestro Roger Federer is looking forward to playing in the Olympic Games and representing Switzerland and he is also looking forward to the tennis events being held at Wimbledon, where he has been the undisputed king, having won a record six championships on the famous grass courts of Queen’s Club but he has reiterated that he will not be participating in the mixed doubles events for his country with former world number one women’s tennis player Martina Hingis as his partner.

There had been speculations for quite some time that Hingis, who retired from the game a few years ago, will come out of retirement to play at the 2012 London Olympic Games but Federer has vehemently denied these claims, stating that although these are extremely romantic claims, there is no ground to it. Hingis has been a champion at Wimbledon before and it was thought that Roger Federer would want someone who has the pedigree of winning there as his partner.

Speaking about the speculations, Federer did say that the only person he could have imagined himself playing Mixed Doubles with was Hingis having learned so much from her but he also added that she is happy in retirement at the moment and doesn’t believe that they should be playing together and that was the end of it.

However, the 30 year old former world number one, who many consider to be the greatest tennis player of the Open Era is looking forward to a once in a lifetime opportunity where he will be competing in the Olympic Games at the All England Club. Roger Federer, who has been a fan favorite at the Queen’s Club, is looking to add the only thing missing from his trophy cabinet and that is the Olympic Gold medal and he hopes he can do it this year.