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Old Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:51 AM   #1
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Wimbledon 2009: Andrew's reports (full TV-report uploaded)

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THE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Wimbledon, England; grass; Major)
================= http://www.wimbledon.org/
Contents
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1. Photos
2. First-round draw
3. Vera Zvonarëva preview
4. Order of play for Monday

Master-thread for my Wimbledon 2009 reports:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=382860

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1. Photos
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Pretournament party (various players including Vera):
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/p...,12781,00.html
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=382571
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthrea...365550&page=33

The following links will be useful throughout the tournament, but I shall post them only once:

Galleries of many players:
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/gallery?cap=1&pg=1 (latest 200 only)
http://www.tennis.com/photogallery/p...ry.aspx?pgid=1
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/tennis/photos.html
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/photos/

Where to search for specific players:
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/players/
http://news.yahoo.com/
http://www.fotosports.com/
Getty Images

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2. First-round draw
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The players on the left are the ones I want to win.


First quarter (Nicole Vaidišová, Anna Chakvetadze)
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* DINARA SAFINA [1] v Lourdes Domínguez Lino (Safina is Nicole's prey)
* Nicole Vaidišová [EF] v Rossana de los Ríos (POJĎME NICOLE!!)
* Alyona Bondarenko v Elena Baltacha [WC] (my loyalty is to Alyona)
* Kirsten Flipkens v ÁGNES SZÁVAY [30] (I think I still prefer Kirsten, although Ágnes has been growing on me)

* Melinda Czink v AMÉLIE MAURESMO [17] (anyone but Mauresmo)
* Aiko Nakamura [Q,S] v Katarina Srebotnik (my loyalty is to Aiko)
* Mariya Koryttseva v Vania King
* FLAVIA PENNETTA [15,DF] v Nuria Llagostera Vives (forza Flavia!)

* CAROLINE WOZNIACKI [9] v Kimiko Date Krumm [WC] (my loyalty is to Caroline)
* Maria Kirilenko [DF] v Petra Kvitová (davai Maria!)
* Alberta Brianti [Q] v Tathiana Garbin
* Marta Domachowska v ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [20] (my loyalty is to Marta)

* ANNA CHAKVETADZE [32,EF] v Sabine Lisicki [DF] (my loyalty is to ANNA)
* Patricia Mayr v Anne Keothavong
* Pauline Parmentier v Akgul Amanmuradova
* Akiko Morigami [s] v SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA [5] (ganbatte Akiko!)


Second quarter (Jelena Dokić)
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* Stefanie Vögele v VENUS WILLIAMS [3] (hopp Stefanie!)
* Anastasija Sevastova [Q] v Kateryna Bondarenko
* Ekaterina Makarova v Barbora Záhlavová Strýcová
* Carla Suárez Navarro v KAIA KANEPI [25]

* SAMANTHA STOSUR [18] v Bethanie Mattek-Sands
* Jelena Dokić [EF] v Tatjana Malek [Q] (my loyalty is to JELENA)
* Sara Errani v Stéphanie Dubois
* ANA IVANOVIĆ [13,DF] v Lucie Hradecká [s] (my loyalty is to Ana)

* María José Martínez Sánchez v AGNIESZKA RADWAŃSKA [11]
* Peng,Shuai [s] v Alexa Glatch [WC] (jia you Shuai!)
* Olga Govortsova v Tatiana Perebiynis (tough choice, but I think I prefer Olga)
* LI,NA [19] v Galina Voskoboeva

* SYBILLE BAMMER [29] v Melanie Oudin [Q]
* Yaroslava Shvedova v Monica Niculescu [s] (my Reason says Monica, but my Passion says Yaroslava)
* Iveta Benešová v Katie O'Brien [WC] (my loyalty is to Iveta)
* Julia Görges v JELENA JANKOVIĆ [6] (komm jetzt Julia!)


Third quarter (Vera Zvonarëva)
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* VERA ZVONARËVA [7,EF] v Georgie Stoop [WC] (DAVAI VERA!!)
* Mathilde Johansson v Melanie South [WC] (allez Mathilde!)
* Tsvetana Pironkova [DF] v Jill Craybas (aide Tsvetana!)
* Tamira Paszek v VIRGINIE RAZZANO [26] (gemma Tamira!)

* ALEKSANDRA WOZNIAK [23] v Francesca Schiavone
* Klára Zakopalová [Q] v Michelle Larcher de Brito [WC] (my loyalty is to Klára)
* Timea Bacsinszky v Vesna Manasieva [Q] (hopp Timea!)
* MARION BARTOLI [12,DF,S] v Chan,Yung-Jan

* DOMINIKA CIBULKOVÁ [14] v Julie Coin (poďme Domi!)
* Urszula Radwańska v Maša Zec Peškirič (dawaj Urszula!)
* Elena Vesnina v Yanina Wickmayer (my loyalty is to Elena)
* ALIZÉ CORNET [22] v Vera Dushevina (allez Alizé!)

* Sesil Karatantcheva [Q] v ALISA KLEYBANOVA [27]
* Karolina Šprem [DF] v Regina Kulikova [Q] (ajmo Karolina!)
* Aravane Rezaď v Ayumi Morita [s] (my loyalty is to Aravane)
* ELENA DEMENTIEVA [4] v Alla Kudryavtseva (davai Elena!)


Fourth quarter (Sharapova, Hantuchová, Rybáriková, Šafářová)
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* VICTORIA AZARENKA [8,DF] v Séverine Brémond Beltrame (my loyalty is to Queen Victoria)
* Ioana Raluca Olaru v Nathalie Dechy (my loyalty is to Raluca)
* Sania Mirza [DF] v Anna-Lena Grönefeld (go Sania!)
* SORANA CÎRSTEA [28] v Edina Gallovits (hai Sorana!)

* MARIA SHARAPOVA [24,EF] v Viktoriya Kutuzova [Q] (DAVAI MARIA!!)
* Gisela Dulko [DF] v Stéphanie Foretz (ˇvamos Gisela!)
* Maria Elena Camerin v Shahar Pe'er (my loyalty is to Maria Elena)
* NADIA PETROVA [10] v Anastasiya Yakimova

* ZHENG,JIE [16] v Kristina Barrois (jia you Jie!)
* Daniela Hantuchová [EF] v Laura Robson [WC] (my loyalty is to DANIELA)
* Arantxa Parra Santonja [Q,S] v Tamarine Tanasugarn (ˇvamos Arantxa!)
* Ai Sugiyama v PATTY SCHNYDER [21]

* Petra Cetkovská v ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA [31] (pojďme Petra!)
* Magdaléna Rybáriková [EF] v Roberta Vinci (my loyalty is to MAGDA)
* Lucie Šafářová [EF] v Jarmila Groth (POJĎME LUCIE!!)
* SERENA WILLIAMS [2] v Neuza Silva [Q]

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7. Vera Zvonarëva preview
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I'm sick of Vera being overlooked. She's #7 in the world (coming off a career-high #5, which she held for four weeks earlier this year), and yet she has been omitted from every single list of contenders or "women to watch" that I've seen for this year's Wimbledon. The BBC has only televised ONE match of Vera's in the last two years (her second-round loss at Wimbledon 2008), and even though she's drawn a Briton in the first round, that match has been scheduled on the non-televised Court 4!

Vera beat four top-seven players (#4 Ana Ivanović, #7 Svetlana Kuznetsova, #1 Jelena Janković and #5 Elena Dementieva) to reach the final of the Sony Ericsson Championships last November, and her world-beating success continued in the early months of 2009.

Vera reached her first Major semi-final at the Australian Open, beating #11 Nadia Petrova 7-5 6-4 in the fourth round and #17 Marion Bartoli (who had upset #1 Jelena Janković) in the quarter-finals, before losing 6-3 7-6 to #3 Dinara Safina. None of her matches were televised by the BBC, though!

Vera followed that up by winning her eighth WTA singles-title at Pattaya City, beating #35 Peng,Shuai 6-2 6-3 in the quarter-finals, #48 Shahar Pe'er 6-1 6-4 in the semi-finals, and #126 Sania Mirza 7-5 6-1 in the final.

Vera won her first Premier singles-title at Indian Wells. Having been overlooked as a title-contender (as usual), she beat #13 Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-2 in the quarter-finals, #11 Victoria Azarenka 6-3 6-3 in the semis, and #7 Ana Ivanović 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 in the final.

But just as Vera's career appeared to be reaching a crescendo as she headed into the clay-court season (historically her best surface), she retired from Charleston on 16th April with a very nasty right-ankle injury (two torn ligaments: one full, the other partial), and missed everything up to and including the French Open. It was a very bitter pill to swallow after the tremendous progress she had made in the previous eight months.

Had that horrible injury not happened, Vera would certainly have been among the leading contenders to win the French Open - and my personal favourite. With her flairsome power allied to excellent retrieval-skills and tremendous resourcefulness, she is a potential Major champion (in singles - she's already won three Majors in doubles) and a joy to watch.

What hurts me the most is the lack of media-attention Vera has been getting despite her success, which had seen her take a firm grip on the #6 ranking before the injury. I really thought she was going to make the whole world sit up and take notice of her this summer... and I hope she can still make an impact at Wimbledon!

Vera played her first match since the injury at Eastbourne this week, but got the toughest unseeded opponent she could have drawn: Wimbledon 2006 champion Amélie Mauresmo, who beat her 6-3 1-6 6-3. I'm just pleased that she was able to play a three-set match there.

Her first-round match against Georgie Stoop may not be televised, but the BBC might get another chance to put the "vera" back in "coverage" in the second round, where she could face another Briton: Melanie South (though I hope the much more attractive Mathilde Johansson will have something to say about that).

Vera has a nasty-looking potential third-round encounter against her nemesis Virginie Razzano, who leads their head-to-head 4:2 (including one retirement apiece - in fact it was Razzano she was playing when she injured her ankle at Charleston).

Should she survive that skirmish, the seedings project a fourth-round meeting with Marion Bartoli, but Marion's participation is in doubt because of the thigh-injury with which she retired from Eastbourne, so I'm going to predict Aleksandra Wozniak - who reached the Eastbourne semi-finals after thrashing French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-0 6-3 - to come through there instead.

In the quarter-finals, Vera could face world #4 and Wimbledon 2008 semi-finalist Elena Dementieva, although Dementieva hasn't been in great physical shape recently, losing to Samantha Stosur in the third round of the French Open, and to Razzano in the second round of Eastbourne.

Instead of Dementieva, I'm going to make an unseeded prediction for Vera's quarter-final opponent: Yanina Wickmayer, who reached the finals of Birmingham 2008 and 's-Hertogenbosch 2009, and also took a set off Maria Sharapova in the quarter-finals of Birmingham 2009.

I do think Vera has a chance to reach her second Major semi-final, especially because she's in a weak quarter of the draw, with Razzano looking like her biggest threat. At this stage, I'm not going to speculate too much about her potential semi-final opponent, because that quarter of the draw is absolutely packed: former champions Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, Miami-champion Victoria Azarenka, Birmingham-champion Magdaléna Rybáriková, and dangerous floater Lucie Šafářová.


First-round preview: Zvonarëva v Stoop
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After the nightmare-draw of Amélie Mauresmo at Eastbourne, Vera can at least ease her way into Wimbledon against #185-ranked British wild card Georgie Stoop.

I saw Stoop play in the Eastbourne Cup 2006 - an exhibition-tournament for players who lost early in the main tournament or in qualifying. Having lost 6-0 6-0 to Akiko Morigami in the first round of qualifying, Stoop lost 6-3 6-0 to Aiko Nakamura in the Cup, although she did put up surprising resistance at the end of the first set.

Stoop's career-highlight came in November 2006, when she won ITF Nuriootpa, beating #256 Raquel Kops-Jones in the final, having dropped just 24 games in six matches, against players ranked no higher than #243, to reach the final as a qualifier.

Stoop has an 8:13 record for 2009 so far, and most of those matches have come on the ITF Women's Circuit, so she's way below the level of most players who get to play in the main draw of a Major.

In February, Stoop reached the quarter-finals of ITF Surprise, and lost to #79 Yanina Wickmayer 4-6 6-2 6-3.

In March, she reached the quarter-finals of ITF Fort Walton Beach by beating #142 Jessica Moore 6-3 6-1, but lost 7-5 6-3 to #445 Karolína Plíšková. She then reached the semi-finals of ITF La Palma by beating #136 Yvonne Meusburger - the highest-ranked player she's beaten in 2009 - 6-3 6-1; she then lost 6-3 6-7 6-3 to #182 Kristina Kučová.

That started a losing-streak of 7 matches, which Vera will try to extend to 8 on Monday. Stoop's last three tournaments have been on grass: ITF Nottingham (#160 Shenay Perry 6-4 3-6 6-4), WTA Birmingham (#108 Elena Baltacha 6-3 6-4) and Eastbourne (#46 Ekaterina Makarova 6-4 7-6).

Stoop has never played anyone even close to being in the same class as Vera, so even though Vera will be rusty, she should go into this match with the specific goal of winning 6-0 6-0.

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4. Order of play for Monday
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Court 4 (start 12:00 BST = 11:00 GMT)
MS 1r: PHILIPP KOHLSCHREIBER [27] v Florent Serra
WS 1r: Maria Elena Camerin v Shahar Pe'er
MS 1r: Nicolas Mahut [WC] v Kristof Vliegen
WS 1r: VERA ZVONARËVA [7,EF] v Georgie Stoop [WC]

How could Wimbledon 'Stoop' so low as to put Vera on a non-televised court, even when she's playing a Briton!

Full order of play:
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/schedule/

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Andrew's first-round report (Part 1)

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THE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Wimbledon, England; grass; Major)
================= http://www.wimbledon.org/
Contents
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1. First-round scoreboard-report: Zvonarëva v Stoop (Part 1)
2. First-round draw
3. Order of play for Tuesday

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1. First-round scoreboard-report: Zvonarëva v Stoop (Part 1: Monday 22nd June 2009)
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* VERA ZVONARËVA [7,EF] v Georgie Stoop [WC], 7-6 (7/0) 4-6 0-0*

I had expected Vera to breeze through this match 6-0 6-0, but it was played late in the evening, when it was no doubt cold, slippery, and difficult to see the ball. Conditions should be very different when it resumes second on Court 18 tomorrow (Tuesday).

It's hard to tell what's going wrong for Vera from the statistics. She has a reasonable W:UE ratio of 21:14 (Stoop's is 21:15), reasonable serve-percentages (better than Stoop's), and has won an impressive 16 of 21 points at the net.

On the other hand, she hasn't put much pressure on Stoop's serve, breaking only twice from 5 BPs, whereas Stoop has converted all three of her BPs.

I just hope Vera's right ankle (in which she tore two ligaments on 16th April) hasn't flared up again.


First set
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ZVONA _@*@*___* * T 7(7)
STOOP @____*@* * *_ 6(0)

The match was originally scheduled fourth on Court 4, but was switched to Court 18. I suddenly got excited when I heard they were putting an extra match with British interest on Court One, but that turned out to be South v Johansson instead, so for Vera, I had to make do with live scores at www.wimbledon.org!

The match started at 19:43 BST.

Vera serving 0-0: I missed this game due to the unexpected court-change. Vera was broken.
Stoop serving 1-0: 0/40 (BP). Broken.
Vera serving 1-1: 40/0. Held.
Stoop serving 1-2: 0/30. 15/40. 30/40. Broken.
Vera serving 3-1: 40/0. Held.
Stoop serving 1-4: 0/15. 30/15. 30/30. 40/30. Deuce #1. Ad Stoop. Deuce #2. Ad Vera (BP). Deuce #3. Ad Stoop. Held.

Disappointed that Vera couldn't break there after saving two game-points and having a BP. I expect nothing less against Stoop.

Vera serving 4-2: 0/15. 30/15. 30/40 (BP). Broken.

Shocking. Positively shocking.

Stoop serving 3-4: 0/15. 40/15. Held.

What's wrong with Vera? Is her right ankle bothering her?

Vera serving 4-4: 40/0. Held.
Stoop serving 4-5: 40/0. Held.
Vera serving 5-5: 15/0. 15/15. 40/15. Held.
Stoop serving 5-6: 40/0. 40/15. Held.

Vera just can't put any pressure on Stoop's serve. According to the scoreboard, Stoop just hit a serve at 141 mph. If that's true, then she has broken Venus Williams's record by 13 mph!

6-6 tiebreak: *0/0. 1/0*. 2/0*. *3/0. *4/0. 5/0*. 6/0* (SP #1). Vera won the first set 7-6 (7/0) at 20:29 BST (46m).


Second set
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ZVONA _* * * *__ 4
STOOP * * * * *@ 6

Stoop serving 0-0: 0/15. 30/15. 30/30. 40/30. Held.

Vera serving 0-1: 15/15. 40/15. Held.
Stoop serving 1-1: 0/15. 40/15. 40/30. Held.

Stoop just set a new service-speed record of 160 mph, if the scoreboard is to be believed!

Vera serving 1-2: 40/0. 40/15. Held.
Stoop serving 2-2: 40/0. Held.

BBC just showed a glimpse of this match in Today at Wimbledon. It looks very dark, and another court has already been suspended due to poor light. So the only way Vera's going to lose tonight is if - God forbid - she has to retire (I had to word that carefully after I jinxed Jelena Dokić under similar circumstances at the French Open!).

Vera serving 2-3: 40/0. Deuce. Ad Vera. Held.
Stoop serving 3-3: 0/15. 40/15. Held.
Vera serving 3-4: 40/0. Held.
Stoop serving 4-4: 0/15. 40/15. Held.

I'm now watching live Johansson v South on Court One. It's so dark that they can hardly see - the commentators are talking about suspending it /before/ the end of the set.

That would explain why this match has been so serve-dominated - it's very difficult for the receiver to see the serve!

Vera serving 4-5: 0/15. 30/15. 30/30. 30/40 (SP #1). Stoop won the second set 6-4 at 21:07 BST (second set 38m, match so far 1h24m), and due to failing light, play was suspended for the day.

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2. First-round draw
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The players on the left are the ones I want to win.


First quarter (Nicole Vaidišová, Anna Chakvetadze)
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N.B. Kristína Kučová [LL,S] has replaced Katarina Srebotnik, who hasn't played since October 2008 due to left-Achilles and left-ankle injuries.

* DINARA SAFINA [1] v Lourdes Domínguez Lino (Safina is Nicole's prey)
* Nicole Vaidišová [EF] v Rossana de los Ríos (POJĎME NICOLE!!)
* Alyona Bondarenko v Elena Baltacha [WC] (my loyalty is to Alyona)
* Kirsten Flipkens v ÁGNES SZÁVAY [30] (I think I still prefer Kirsten, although Ágnes has been growing on me)

* Melinda Czink v AMÉLIE MAURESMO [17] (anyone but Mauresmo)
* Kristína Kučová [LL,S] v Aiko Nakamura [Q,S] (my loyalty is to Kristína)
* Mariya Koryttseva v Vania King
* FLAVIA PENNETTA [15,DF] v Nuria Llagostera Vives (forza Flavia!)

* CAROLINE WOZNIACKI [9] v Kimiko Date Krumm [WC] (my loyalty is to Caroline)
* Maria Kirilenko [DF] v Petra Kvitová (davai Maria!)
* Alberta Brianti [Q] v Tathiana Garbin
* Marta Domachowska v ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [20] (my loyalty is to Marta)

* ANNA CHAKVETADZE [32,EF] v Sabine Lisicki [DF] (my loyalty is to ANNA)
* Patricia Mayr v Anne Keothavong
* Pauline Parmentier v Akgul Amanmuradova
* Akiko Morigami [s] v SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA [5] (ganbatte Akiko!)


Second quarter (Jelena Dokić)
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* Stefanie Vögele v VENUS WILLIAMS [3] (hopp Stefanie!)
* Anastasija Sevastova [Q] v Kateryna Bondarenko
* Ekaterina Makarova v Barbora Záhlavová Strýcová
* Carla Suárez Navarro v KAIA KANEPI [25]

* SAMANTHA STOSUR [18] v Bethanie Mattek-Sands
* Jelena Dokić [EF] v Tatjana Malek [Q] (my loyalty is to JELENA)
* Sara Errani v Stéphanie Dubois
* ANA IVANOVIĆ [13,DF] v Lucie Hradecká [s] (my loyalty is to Ana)

* María José Martínez Sánchez v AGNIESZKA RADWAŃSKA [11]
* Peng,Shuai [s] v Alexa Glatch [WC] (jia you Shuai!)
* Olga Govortsova v Tatiana Perebiynis (tough choice, but I think I prefer Olga)
* LI,NA [19] v Galina Voskoboeva

* SYBILLE BAMMER [29] v Melanie Oudin [Q]
* Yaroslava Shvedova v Monica Niculescu [s] (my Reason says Monica, but my Passion says Yaroslava)
* Iveta Benešová v Katie O'Brien [WC] (my loyalty is to Iveta)
* Julia Görges v JELENA JANKOVIĆ [6] (komm jetzt Julia!)


Third quarter (Vera Zvonarëva)
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* VERA ZVONARËVA [7,EF] v Georgie Stoop [WC], 7-6 (7/0) 4-6 0-0*
* Mathilde Johansson won
* Jill Craybas won
* VIRGINIE RAZZANO [26] won

* Francesca Schiavone won
* Michelle Larcher de Brito [WC] won
* Timea Bacsinszky won
* MARION BARTOLI [12,DF,S] won

* DOMINIKA CIBULKOVÁ [14] won
* Urszula Radwańska won
* Elena Vesnina won
* ALIZÉ CORNET [22] v Vera Dushevina, 6-3 0-6 *2-4

* ALISA KLEYBANOVA [27] won
* Regina Kulikova [Q] won
* Aravane Rezaď won
* ELENA DEMENTIEVA [4] won


Fourth quarter (Maria Sharapova, Daniela Hantuchová)
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* VICTORIA AZARENKA [8,DF] won
* Ioana Raluca Olaru won
* Sania Mirza [DF] won
* SORANA CÎRSTEA [28] won

* MARIA SHARAPOVA [24,EF] won
* Gisela Dulko [DF] won
* Shahar Pe'er won
* NADIA PETROVA [10] won

* ZHENG,JIE [16] won
* Daniela Hantuchová [EF] won
* Arantxa Parra Santonja [Q,S] won
* Ai Sugiyama won

* ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA [31] won
* Roberta Vinci won
* Jarmila Groth won
* SERENA WILLIAMS [2] won

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3. Order of play for Tuesday
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Court 18 (start 12:00 BST = 11:00 GMT)
MS 1r: FERNANDO GONZÁLEZ [10] v Teimuraz Gabashvili
WS 1r: VERA ZVONARËVA [7,EF] v Georgie Stoop [WC], 7-6 (7/0) 4-6 0-0*
WS 1r: ANNA CHAKVETADZE [32,EF] v Sabine Lisicki [DF]
MS 1r: Jesse Levine v MARAT SAFIN [14]
WS 1r: Carla Suárez Navarro v KAIA KANEPI [25]

Full order of play:
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/schedule/

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Andrew's first-round TV-report (Part 2)

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THE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Wimbledon, England; grass; Major)
================= http://www.wimbledon.org/
Contents
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1. First-round TV-report: Zvonarëva v Stoop (Part 2)
2. Second-round draw
3. Second-round preview: Zvonarëva v Johansson
4. Andrew's wishes
5. Order of play for Wednesday

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1. First-round TV-report: Zvonarëva v Stoop (Part 2: Tuesday 23rd June 2009)
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+ VERA ZVONARËVA [7,EF] d. Georgie Stoop [WC], 7-6 (7/0) 4-6 6-4

The BBC put the "vera" in its Freeview "coverage" for just the second time since the Australian Open 2007, as the third set was televised on BBC Red Button!

Vera really struggled with her movement, which apparently was worse on Monday. She had a big black support on her right ankle, and just didn't have the footwork that we're used to seeing from her.

Vera had too much class and intelligent placement for the inexperienced Stoop, but sadly I just can't see her going any further in this Wimbledon with her ankle in the state it's in. Of course she doesn't want to give up on the greatest tournament in the world; I just hope she isn't risking long-term damage by playing on, because injuring your ankle can permanently weaken it.

The third set went with serve until 4-4, with Vera always having to play catch-up. Then, in a game of two deuces, Vera broke with the help of a couple of volley-winners (one to create a 0/30 opening, and another to save Stoop's game-point) and some good, deep recovery shots. She then served out the match to love.

I'll post my full TV-report - with a blow-by-blow description of every point - at a future date (ETA 22nd August 2009).

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2. Second-round draw
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The players on the left are the ones I want to win.


Top half
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* Rossana de los Ríos v DINARA SAFINA [1] (ˇvamos Rossana!)
* Elena Baltacha [WC] v Kirsten Flipkens (my loyalty is to Elena)
* Kristína Kučová [LL,S] v AMÉLIE MAURESMO [17] (poďme Kristína!)
* FLAVIA PENNETTA [15,DF] v Vania King (forza Flavia!)

* Maria Kirilenko [DF] v CAROLINE WOZNIACKI [9] (my loyalty is to Maria)
* ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [20] v Tathiana Garbin (ˇvamos Anabel!)
* Sabine Lisicki [DF] v Patricia Mayr (komm jetzt Sabine!)
* Pauline Parmentier v SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA [5]

* Kateryna Bondarenko v VENUS WILLIAMS [3] (davai Kateryna!)
* Ekaterina Makarova v Carla Suárez Navarro (davai Ekaterina!)
* SAMANTHA STOSUR [18] v Tatjana Malek [Q] (my Passion says Tatjana, but my Reason says Samantha)
* ANA IVANOVIĆ [13,DF] v Sara Errani (ajde Ana!)

* Peng,Shuai [s] v AGNIESZKA RADWAŃSKA [11] (jia you Shuai!)
* Olga Govortsova v LI,NA [19] (davai Olga!)
* Yaroslava Shvedova v Melanie Oudin [Q] (davai Yaroslava!)
* Iveta Benešová v JELENA JANKOVIĆ [6] (pojďme Iveta!)


Bottom half (Vera Zvonarëva, Maria Sharapova, Daniela Hantuchová)
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* VERA ZVONARËVA [7,EF] v Mathilde Johansson (my loyalty is to VERA)
* Jill Craybas v VIRGINIE RAZZANO [26]
* Michelle Larcher de Brito [WC] v Francesca Schiavone (vamos Michelle!)
* MARION BARTOLI [12,DF,S] v Timea Bacsinszky (my loyalty is to Marion)

* DOMINIKA CIBULKOVÁ [14] v Urszula Radwańska (my loyalty is to Domi)
* Elena Vesnina v Vera Dushevina (davai Elena!)
* ALISA KLEYBANOVA [27] v Regina Kulikova [Q]
* Aravane Rezaď v ELENA DEMENTIEVA [4] (my loyalty is to Aravane)

* VICTORIA AZARENKA [8,DF] v Ioana Raluca Olaru (my Passion says Raluca, but my Reason says Victoria)
* Sania Mirza [DF] v SORANA CÎRSTEA [28] (my loyalty is to Sania)
* MARIA SHARAPOVA [24,EF] v Gisela Dulko [DF] (my loyalty is to MARIA)
* Shahar Pe'er v NADIA PETROVA [10] (kadima Shahar!)

* Daniela Hantuchová [EF] v ZHENG,JIE [16] (my loyalty is to DANIELA)
* Arantxa Parra Santonja [Q,S] v Ai Sugiyama (ˇvamos Arantxa!)
* Roberta Vinci v ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA [31] (forza Roberta!)
* SERENA WILLIAMS [2] v Jarmila Groth

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3. Second-round preview: Zvonarëva v Johansson
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Vera has never played Mathilde Johansson before. Under normal circumstances, I wouldn't be worried for Vera, but the way she was moving in her first-round match with her injured right ankle, I don't fancy her chances against the world #86.

Although Johansson is now 24, she doesn't have much experience on grass, having failed to qualify for Wimbledon in 2006 and 2007; in 2008, she successfully qualified, but lost 6-7 7-5 6-3 to world #4 Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round.

Johansson has a poor 9:14 record for 2009 so far. She reached the second round of the Australian Open by beating #65 Jill Craybas 6-2 1-6 7-5, but lost 6-3 4-6 6-3 to #21 Daniela Hantuchová.

Johansson reached the quarter-finals of Bogotá by beating players ranked #165 and #181, then was thrashed 6-1 6-2 by #46 Gisela Dulko.

Johansson also reached the quarter-finals of Acapulco, beating #95 Rossana de los Ríos 6-4 6-1, and receiving a walkover in the second round. She lost 6-1 6-3 to #34 Iveta Benešová.

Johansson reached the second round of Miami, beating #100 Sania Mirza 1-6 7-6 7-6, and losing 6-1 6-3 to #2 Dinara Safina.

But her recent results have been poorer: in fact she came into Wimbledon on a 5-match losing-streak. She lost in the first round of the French Open 2-6 6-2 10-8 to #153 Vitalia Diatchenko after squandering EIGHT match-points!

She followed that up with a 6-0 6-2 loss to #124 Klára Zakopalová in the first round of ITF Marseille (clay).

She has reached the second round of Wimbledon with a 7-5 7-6 (7/5) win over British wild card Melanie South - despite squandering a match-point at *5-4 in the second.

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4. Andrew's wishes
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VERA ZVONARËVA [7,EF]:
2r + Mathilde Johansson
3r + Jill Craybas
4r + MARION BARTOLI [12,DF,S]
qf + DOMINIKA CIBULKOVÁ [14]
sf + MARIA SHARAPOVA [24,EF]
_f + Maria Kirilenko [DF]

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5. Order of play for Wednesday
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Court 18 (start 12:00 BST = 11:00 GMT)
WS 2r: Arantxa Parra Santonja [Q,S] v Ai Sugiyama
MS 2r: Guillermo Cańas v ALBERT MONTAŃÉS [32]
WS 2r: VERA ZVONARËVA [7,EF] v Mathilde Johansson
MS 2r: Vincent Spadea v IGOR ANDREEV [29]

Full order of play:
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/schedule/

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Andrew's second-round report

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THE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Wimbledon, England; grass; Major)
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Contents
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1. Second-round scoreboard-report: Zvonarëva v Johansson
2. Third-round draw
3. Third-round preview: Zvonarëva v Razzano
4. Andrew's wishes
5. Order of play for Friday

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1. Second-round scoreboard-report: Zvonarëva v Johansson (Wednesday 24th June 2009)
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+ VERA ZVONARËVA [7,EF] d. Mathilde Johansson, 6-1 6-3

A very satisfactory result for Vera after her desperate struggle in the first round, although it does nothing to allay my worries about her fitness (after tearing two ligaments in her right ankle in April) and her terrible third-round draw (Virginie Razzano). Her arms and legs look so thin and weak in the photos from this match.

Unfortunately, I didn't get to watch the match, as the BBC decided it was more important to have a lengthy discussion about the state of British tennis, show Querrey v Čilić on two channels, and even show an all-British doubles-match instead of the goddess that is the seventh seed!

The first set was one-way traffic, while the second had its moments of concern as Vera squandered a break-point at 2-1*, and broke for *4-2 but was broken back immediately. But she broke for *5-3 after a game of two deuces, then served out to love.

What jumps out from the statistics is that Johansson was much more aggressive - and erratic - with a W:UE of 23:33 to Vera's 10:8, and winning 15 of 22 points at the net to Vera's 3 of 4.

Vera broke 5 times from 12 BPs, while Johansson converted only one of 8 BPs (she wasted 5 BPs in the fourth game).


First set
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ZVONARËVA @*@* *@ 6
JOHANSSON ____*__ 1

The match was third on Court 18, and started at 16:54 BST (to the ignoration of the BBC, who are currently showing García-López v Federer, Haas v Llodra and Pavlyuchenkova v Vinci on Freeview).

Johansson serving 0-0: 0/30. 15/30. 15/40 (BP). Broken.
Vera serving 1-0: 15/0. 15/15. 40/15. Held.
Johansson serving 0-2: 0/40 (BP #1). 15/40 (BP #2). Broken.

No problems for Vera so far, which is surprising after her struggle against Stoop. She didn't break too often in that match, but she's already broken Johansson twice.

Vera serving 3-0: 0/15. 15/30. 30/30. 30/40 (BP #1). Deuce #1. Ad Johansson (BP #2). Deuce #2. Ad Johansson (BP #3). Deuce #3. Ad Johansson (BP #4). Deuce #4. Ad Johansson (BP #5). Deuce #5. Ad Vera. Deuce #6. Ad Vera. Held.

Five break-points saved, and still on for the double bagel.

Johansson serving 0-4: 30/0. 30/30. 40/30. Deuce. Ad Johansson. Held.
Vera serving 4-1: 0/15. 30/15. 30/30. 40/30. Held.
Johansson serving 1-5: 15/0. 15/15. 40/15. Deuce. Ad Vera (SP #1). Deuce #2. Ad Vera (SP #2). Deuce #3. Ad Vera (SP #3). Deuce #4. Ad Johansson. Deuce #5. Ad Vera. She won the first set 6-1 at 17:32 BST (38m).

Currently, the BBC is showing Querrey v Čilić and Pavlyuchenkova v Vinci on the Red Button, while on BBC 1, they're wasting time talking about the state of British tennis!


Second set
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ZVONARËVA * * *@ @* 6
JOHANSSON _* *__@__ 3

Vera serving 0-0: 30/0. 30/15. 40/15. Held.
Johansson serving 0-1: 0/15. 40/15. Held.
Vera serving 1-1: 40/0. Held.

Now that Pavlyuchenkova v Vinci is over, that channel is now showing Curtis/Smith v Robson/Stoop, while both BBC 1 and the other Red Button channel are now showing Querrey v Čilić!

Johansson serving 1-2: 0/30. 40/30. Deuce #1. Ad Vera (BP). Deuce #2. Ad Johansson. Held.

A 0/30 opening and break-point wasted. It's important for Vera to win in two quick sets if her movement is going to deteriorate as it did on Monday.

Vera serving 2-2: 40/0. Held.
Johansson serving 2-3: 0/15. 15/15. 15/30. 30/30. 30/40 (BP). Broken.
Vera serving 4-2: 0/30. 15/30. 15/40 (BPx2). Deuce. Ad Johansson (BP #3). Broken.

Vera's break is snuffed out immediately, and she's in danger of handing over the whole momentum of this match to Johansson right now.

Johansson serving 3-4: 15/15. 30/15. 30/30. 40/30. Deuce #1. Ad Vera (BP #1). Deuce #2. Ad Vera (BP #2). Broken.

Very important that Vera broke there to reestablish her momentum. Serving for the match is just the icing on the cake.

Vera serving 5-3: 40/0 (MP #1). Vera won 6-1 6-3 at 18:09 BST (second set 37m, match 1h17m).

I did at least see the match-point in a BBC round-up: Vera's deep serve out wide (on the service-line) + deep forehand down the line induced Johansson to hit a backhand long.

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2. Third-round draw
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The players on the left are the ones I want to win.

* Kirsten Flipkens v DINARA SAFINA [1] (komaan Kirsten!)
* FLAVIA PENNETTA [15,DF] v AMÉLIE MAURESMO [17] (forza Flavia!)
* CAROLINE WOZNIACKI [9] v ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [20] (kom sĺ Caroline!)
* Sabine Lisicki [DF] v SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA [5] (komm jetzt Sabine!)

* VENUS WILLIAMS [3] v Carla Suárez Navarro
* ANA IVANOVIĆ [13,DF] v SAMANTHA STOSUR [18]
* LI,NA [19] v AGNIESZKA RADWAŃSKA [11]
* JELENA JANKOVIĆ [6] v Melanie Oudin [Q]

* VERA ZVONARËVA [7,EF] v VIRGINIE RAZZANO [26] (DAVAI VERA!!)
* MARION BARTOLI [12,DF,S] v Francesca Schiavone (allez Marion!)
* DOMINIKA CIBULKOVÁ [14] v Elena Vesnina (my loyalty is to Domi)
* ELENA DEMENTIEVA [4] v Regina Kulikova [Q] (davai Elena!)

* VICTORIA AZARENKA [8,DF] v SORANA CÎRSTEA [28] (my loyalty is to Queen Victoria)
* Gisela Dulko [DF] v NADIA PETROVA [10] (ˇvamos Gisela!)
* Daniela Hantuchová [EF] v Ai Sugiyama (POĎME DANIELA!!)
* Roberta Vinci v SERENA WILLIAMS [2] (forza Roberta!)

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3. Third-round preview: Zvonarëva v Razzano
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Virginie Razzano would be a nasty draw for Vera at the best of times: although ranked only #23 to Vera's #7, Razzano leads their head to head 4:2:
+ 2003 Strasbourg 1r: Vera 6-0 6-4
- 2005 Amelia Island qf: Razzano 6-4 6-4
+ 2007 Auckland qf: Vera 7-5 2-0 retired (low-back strain)
- 2008 Montréal 2r: Razzano 6-3 1-6 7-2 (7/2)
- 2009 Dubai qf: Razzano 7-6 (9/7) 7-5
- 2009 Charleston 3r: Razzano 1-1 retired (right-ankle injury)

Razzano doesn't have a great Wimbledon-record, having lost in the first round in four of her eight previous Wimbledons (including 2006-2008), and in the second round of three Wimbledons. In 2004, however, she reached the third round as a qualifier, knocking out #9-ranked Eastbourne-champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6 3-6 6-4 in the first round.

Razzano has an impressive 26:13 win/loss record for 2009 so far (including her first two rounds here).

She reached the semi-finals of Hobart, third round of the Australian Open by thrashing world #15 Patty Schnyder 6-3 6-1, but lost 6-4 6-1 to #45 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at Paris.

Razzano then had an amazing run to the final of Dubai, beating #2 Dinara Safina 6-4 6-2, #41 Daniela Hantuchová 6-2 1-6 6-2, #5 Vera Zvonarëva 7-6 7-5, and #24 Kaia Kanepi 6-1 6-2, before losing 6-4 6-2 to Venus Williams in the final.

She then retired from the second round of Indian Wells with a mid-back injury, lost to #115 Julia Görges in the first round of Miami, and to #12 Caroline Wozniacki in the second round of Ponte Vedra Beach.

Vera was playing Razzano in the third round of Charleston when Vera suffered her nasty ankle-injury. Razzano was then hammered 6-2 6-0 by Wozniacki in the quarter-finals.

Razzano beat #51 Magdaléna Rybáriková 6-0 6-7 6-4 in the first round of Rome, then lost 7-6 6-1 to world #1 Dinara Safina. She beat #48 Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-0 4-6 6-3 in the first round of Madrid, then lost 7-5 6-3 to #52 Elena Vesnina.

Razzano reached the fourth round of the French Open, beating #33 Daniela Hantuchová 6-3 6-3, #20 Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2 6-2 and #71 Tathiana Garbin 7-5 7-5, then surprisingly lost 6-1 6-2 to #32 Samantha Stosur.

Razzano reached the final of Eastbourne, beating #22 Alizé Cornet 7-6 6-2, #4 Elena Dementieva 6-0 3-6 7-6 (7/4), #11 Agnieszka Radwańska (the defending champion) 7-6 7-5, and #12 Marion Bartoli 6-4 1-0 retired. She lost the final 7-6 (7/5) 7-5 to #9 Caroline Wozniacki.

Razzano has reached the third round with the following results:
1r + Tamira Paszek, 6-0 3-1 retired (low-back injury)
2r + Jill Craybas, 6-3 6-0

Vera's route to the third round has been much tougher:
1r + Georgie Stoop [WC], 7-6 (7/0) 4-6 6-4
2r + Mathilde Johansson, 6-1 6-3

Conclusion: Razzano is a streaky player who can be a very dangerous floater at the best of times, and is on particularly strong form at the moment. Given Vera's current lack of fitness and movement, I'm not even thinking about the possibility of her beating Razzano; I'm just grateful that she's at Wimbledon at all - let alone in the third round.

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4. Andrew's wishes (updated after Thursday)
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VERA ZVONARËVA [7,EF]:
3r + VIRGINIE RAZZANO [26]
4r + MARION BARTOLI [12,DF,S]
qf + DOMINIKA CIBULKOVÁ [14]
sf + Daniela Hantuchová [EF]
_f + ANA IVANOVIĆ [13,DF]

If I don't get this final, I can always pull the Indian Wells final out of my backlog of DVDs to watch!

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5. Order of play for Friday
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Court 2 (start 12:00 BST = 11:00 GMT)
WS 3r: Roberta Vinci v SERENA WILLIAMS [2]
WS 3r: VERA ZVONARËVA [7,EF] v VIRGINIE RAZZANO [26]
MS 3r: FERNANDO VERDASCO [7] v ALBERT MONTAŃÉS [32]
WD 2r: (SERENA WILLIAMS/VENUS WILLIAMS)[4] v Sabine Lisicki [DF]/Aleksandra Wozniak

For those hoping to see the BBC put "vera" back in their Freeview "coverage", the good news is that she's very likely to be playing at least part of her match between 13:45 and 15:25 BST, when BBC 1, BBC 2 and both Red Button streams will all be transmitting live tennis.

Full order of play:
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/schedule/

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Andrew's third-round withdrawal-report

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THE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Wimbledon, England; grass; Major)
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Contents
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1. Photos
2. Third round: Vera Zvonarëva's withdrawal
3. Women's Doubles: First round

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1. Photos
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Vera Zvonarëva [EF]:
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/playe...wta260142.html
http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/...os&p=zvonareva

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2. Third round: Vera Zvonarëva's withdrawal (Friday 26th June 2009)
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- VERA ZVONARËVA [7,EF] lt. VIRGINIE RAZZANO [26], walkover (right-ankle injury)

At 13:25 BST - a few minutes after Serena Williams won the opening match on Court 2 - Rob Curling told Freeview-viewers that there would be a delay before the next match on that court because Vera had pulled out.

I think it's a wise decision. It was all too obvious from Vera's first-round match that she wasn't really ready to come back, and in fact she retired from her first-round doubles-match on Thursday (whilst trailing 5-6*).

So 2009 passes by with the BBC having televised just one set of Vera on Freeview all year: her third against Georgie Stoop in the first round here.

The BBC did show a close-up of Vera playing a point in her second-round match against Mathilde Johansson: at 6-1 *1-0 (30/0), she hit a backhand off a deep ball, then a winner from Johansson went just past her forehand.

I hope Vera now takes all the time she needs to recover her right ankle as fully as it can ever be recovered after all the damage it has sustained, even if it means missing the North American hard-court season.

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3. Women's Doubles: First round (Thursday 25th June 2009)
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- (VERA ZVONARËVA [EF]/LISA RAYMOND)[9] lt. Sara Errani/Carla Suárez Navarro, 5-6* retired (Vera's right-ankle injury)

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Full TV-report

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THE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Wimbledon, England; grass; Major)
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First round (Tuesday 23rd June 2009)
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+ VERA ZVONARËVA [7,EF] d. Georgie Stoop [WC], 7-6 (7/0) 4-6 6-4

I have just finished my full TV-report of the third set of this match (all that the BBC televised on Freeview of Vera's Wimbledon 2009 campaign) - including a point-by-point description, and transcriptions of the BBC commentary - and uploaded it to my website:
http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/ten...ledon2009.html

It also covers Vera's second-round match and third-round withdrawal: the reports that I posted here at the time, plus Statistics and articles.

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