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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.


Associated Press, Syracuse NY, “Hewitt upsets Federer, wins Wimbledon warmup”, 13.6.10., (20.6.10).

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