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Cp6uja
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:25 AM
Centre Court

14:00 Start
Ladies' Singles - Finals
Venus Williams(USA)[3] v. Serena Williams(USA)[2]

Gentlemen's Doubles - Finals
Bob Bryan(USA)[1] / Daniel Nestor(CAN)[2] /
Mike Bryan(USA)[1] v. Nenad Zimonjic(SRB)[2]

Ladies' Doubles - Finals
Serena Williams(USA)[4] / Samantha Stosur(AUS)[3] /
Venus Williams(USA)[4] v. Rennae Stubbs(AUS)[3]




Court 1

14:00 Start
Girls' Singles - Finals
Kristina Mladenovic(FRA)[1] v. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn(THA)[4]

Senior Gentlemen's Inv. Doubles
Jeremy Bates(GBR) / Joakim Nystrom(SWE) /
Anders Jarryd(SWE) v. Mats Wilander(SWE)

Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles - 2nd Round
Guy Forget(FRA) / Todd Woodbridge(AUS) /
Cedric Pioline(FRA) v. Mark Woodforde(AUS)


Why they put Girls final to playing in same time with Williams sisters showdown final? So disrespectful to girls tennis, and to two 60M+ big countries which girls is involved (France and Thailand) :confused: Also why they insist that womens doubles finals must to play today if both finalists from singles are involved :confused:

Program on Court 1 should start 2 hours before CC, or if they insist on same time start some of 2nd Round "Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles" matches should be played in all-Williams finals term... not girls final for sure. Brit's knows about last season spectacular UK TV-Rating which make Girls final (when Laura Robson is involved)... so why they do this to France and Thailand (and I'm sure many courrious people which love tennis from rest of world will like to watch girls finals also)? And for God sake why they put "tradition" factor even when it was brainless :confused: Instead to put from tomorrow schedule mix-Doubles final (L.Paes/C.Black vs. M.Knowles/A.L.Groenefeld) to play today, and from Saturday schedule Womens Doubles final where Williams-Team is involved to play tomorrow - they create this terrible schedule :tape: On other hand I don't remember when last time it's happen that at some Grand Slam event (including Wimbledon) Girls (juniors) Singles final is played in same time with some "big" (seniors) Final in singles. But that is "Good Tradition"... why follow that :rolleyes:

InsideOut.
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:28 AM
:tape: Wimbledon has a been real Brit Jeff Goofa. :spit:

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:46 AM
Saturday always has the Mens and Womens doubles
Sunday always has the mixed finals (cos most of time it involves MM players)

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:46 AM
I'll be watching Kiki on TV ;)

Cp6uja
Jul 4th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Saturday always has the Mens and Womens doubles
Sunday always has the mixed finals (cos most of time it involves MM players)
Juniors final never started in same time with seniors... but they change THAT "tradition" :shrug:

Or What about some other "tradition" which they change when finally use their brain:
Wimbledon Never use Hawk Eye
Centre Court never have Roof
...etc...

I don't say Womens doubles final should play in Sunday from now to forever... but in 2009 case (because both singles finalists are involved in doubles final) if organizers just little use their brains - they will switch 2009 terms of Womens-Doubles and Mix-Doubles finals.


Today's schedule is without respect at least to girls (juniors) tennis, to 5 time Wimbledon Champion Venus Williams, to 10 time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and to TV-audience of countries (both 60M+) of France and Thailand :(.

Sam L
Jul 4th, 2009, 12:11 PM
It's pretty ridiculous. It's obvious that the Wimbledon establishment has something against the sisters.

I'll be watching Kiki on TV ;)

Obviously. Your girls only dominate the junior and challenger realms. :tape:

Shepster
Jul 4th, 2009, 12:18 PM
Juniors final never started in same time with seniors... but they change THAT "tradition" :shrug:
...
Today's schedule is without respect at least to girls (juniors) tennis, to 5 time Wimbledon Champion Venus Williams, to 10 time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and to TV-audience of countries (both 60M+) of France and Thailand :(.
It's because of Robson last year, they put her on court 1 and it went down a storm (although they didn't put her on first). That said though why they're putting it against the womens final I have no idea, if they're going to put the girls on court 1 (and I don't think given their nationalities there's going to be enough interest *here* to merit it) then they should do what they did last year and put the invitational doubles up first. Personally I think court 2 would have been *perfect* and they could have had it at 12 so people could watch both.

Probably watch the first set of the girls, flick over and see if the womens final is interesting and then make a decision.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 4th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Obviously. Your girls only dominate the junior and challenger realms. :tape:

:rolleyes:
at least i'm not a glory hunting nobody :tape:

-Sonic-
Jul 4th, 2009, 01:15 PM
Saturday always has the Mens and Womens doubles
Sunday always has the mixed finals (cos most of time it involves MM players)

Womens Doubles Final was at least sometimes on after the Mens Singles Final,

e.g. 2001 http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/in_depth/2001/wimbledon_2001/1429219.stm

1998 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/tennis/longterm/1998/wimbledon/articles/doubles6.htm

2002 http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/wimbledon/2114200.stm

2003 http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/2003/wimbledon/news/2003/07/06/doubles_title_ap/

2004 http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/low/tennis/3865013.stm (date article posted, and then date the mixed was posted was just a couple hours after)

2005 http://www.expressindia.com/news/fullstory.php?newsid=49971 (see when article posted)

2006 http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/low/tennis/5163598.stm (see when article posted)

2007 http://english1.people.com.cn/90001/90779/6211348.html

I think if 2 players are playing the singles final, they should move their doubles final to the next day.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 4th, 2009, 01:18 PM
Womens Doubles Final was at least sometimes on after the Mens Singles Final,

e.g. 2001 http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/in_depth/2001/wimbledon_2001/1429219.stm

1998 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/tennis/longterm/1998/wimbledon/articles/doubles6.htm

2005 http://www.expressindia.com/news/fullstory.php?newsid=49971 (see when article posted)

2006 http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/low/tennis/5163598.stm (see when article posted)

2007 http://english1.people.com.cn/90001/90779/6211348.html

I think if 2 players are playing the singles final, they should move their doubles final to the next day.


those occasions only cos of the bad weather and tourn was behind.

-Sonic-
Jul 4th, 2009, 01:25 PM
added some more - they shouldn't force people to play 2 slam finals on the same day if they don't need to.

disco_rage
Jul 4th, 2009, 01:35 PM
its hardly a disaster

Sally Struthers
Jul 4th, 2009, 01:39 PM
does anyone besides the parents watch the junior finals anyway? :shrug:

mckyle.
Jul 4th, 2009, 02:13 PM
Venus & Serena are professional tennis players; I think they can handle playing a doubles and a singles match in one day.

mckyle.
Jul 4th, 2009, 02:24 PM
does anyone besides the parents watch the junior finals anyway? :shrug:

Court 1 is almost full right now ;)