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Wimbledon Tennis This Week

  • June 20th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

lleyton-hewitt-resize.gifThe lead-up to the Wimbledon tennis tournament, starting this week (21.6.10), has seen prominent performances from Lleyton Hewitt and Samantha Stosur.stosur-forehand-w.jpg

Lleyton Hewitt defeated Switzerland’s Roger Federer for the first time in 16 matches to win the Gerry Weber Open title (13.6.10), at Halle in Germany,  3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4.

The Australian, 29, is said have a talent for drawing top-rated opponents, viz Rafael Nadal of Spain, early in tournament rounds.

Samantha Stosur reached the semi-finals in the Aegon International (18.6.10), on grass courts at Eastbourne, England.

Commentators encouragingly called it a good omen on the Gold Coast player’s “least favourite surface”, for repeating last month’s tilt at a Grand Slam victory, losing the final to Francesca Schiavone, of Italy, in Paris.

See EUAustralia, “Grand Slam: Still not this time …”, 6.6.10; “Samantha Stosur: ‘Thanks Everyone …'”, 4.6.10.

Reference

Associated Press, Syracuse NY, “Hewitt upsets Federer, wins Wimbledon warmup”, 13.6.10. http://article.wn.com/view/2010/06/13/Hewitt_upsets_Federer_wins_Wimbledon_warmup_s/, (20.6.10).

Jamie Jackson, “Samantha Stosur aiming to repeat her French experience at Wimbledon”, The Observer, London, 20.6.10.

Pictures  samstosur.com, lleytonhewitt.biz

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