Wimbledon champions 2011: Petra Kvitova and Novak Djokovic

Petra Kvitova: New female Wimbledon champion 2011

The 21 year old Kvitova of Czech republic displayed highly impressive play in the Wimbledon Women’s Singles final where she defeated the famous female tennis player Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4. This was Kvitova’s first career Grand Slam. Kvitova with her absolutely stunning and powerful ground strokes was able to push Sharapova back. For Maria Sharapova, it was her second appearance in the Wimbledon final after claiming the 2044 Wimbledon title. However since then she had a major problem with her serve which haunted her again in the final of Wimbledon 2011 where she serves back-to-back double faults in the sixth game. Kvitova on the other hand dominated the first set with her powerful serve. The most impressive thing about Kvitova’s game was her returning, both backhand and forehand.

So we have a new female champion of Wimbledon who made her way through mighty names like Serena, Venus and Wozniacki.

Noval Djokovic, Wimbledon Champion 2011

No one thought of famous tennis player Novak Djokovic winning the Wimbledon 2011 by his outstanding and enthralling performance in the men’s Singles final. Although Djokovic was favorite for his brilliant performance in the recent past where he secured Australian Open 2011 and enjoyed his successful emerging rivalry with Rafael Nadal, but still the votes seemed more favorable for the greatest tennis player Roger Federer and Clay King, Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic however played his best tennis in the final of Wimbledon 2011 where he took the first two sets by completely manhandling Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1. Nadal made a come back in the 3rd set but was overtaken by Djokovic again in the 4th set hence losing it to Djokovic 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.

This was Djokovic’s first Wimbledon title. Djokovic has won 48 of 49 matches this season. And he’s now won five straight over Nadal. It is almost impossible to see Djo slowing down this year as Wimbledon is his 8th tennis title of the year. He is now the ATP No. 1 ranked player surpassing Rafael Nadal. It seems like Djokovic is going to have a long successful career as he has won 3 Grand Slam titles of the year 2011 and won the Australian Open 2012 as well.

He surely is the best. No joke 😉

The greatest tennis rivalries: Stefan Edberg vs Pete Sampras

The greatest tennis rivalries: Stefan Edberg vs Pete Sampras

The United States and Swedish tennis got stuck in a strong rivalry at the time of Pete Sampras and Stefan Edberg. Their rivalry ended 8 -6 to Sampras showing a crucial contest between them. Having won the Wimbledon tennis record seven times, gives Sampras a leading edge on Edberg. On the other hand Edberg has won this title twice. Although the Grand Slam titles of Edberg and Sampras show no rivalry but Edberg was known to contest till the end, giving hard time to his opponents. This made Sampras vs Edberg matches very interesting, thrilling and entertaining for the audiences.  Both were able to attain the highest ranking, No. 1 on the ATP rankings, with their convincing game. 

One commonality among both these players is their inability to win the French pen title. Both of them failed to win the French Open once. Famous male tennis player Edberg has the honor of being World No 1 in both singles and doubles making him one of the two men in history of tennis. Sampras however could not attain the No. 1 ranking in the doubles as he was pretty much focused on the Singles titles. 

 

Edberg

Sampras
Date of Birth:

January 19, 1966

August 12, 1971

Country:

Sweden

United States

Height:

6′ 2″

6 ft 1 inch

Career Singles Titles:

42

64

Career Doubles Titles:

18

2

Career Prize Money:

$20 million

$43 million

Career record (singles):

806-270

762-222

Highest ranking (singles):

1

1

 

Stefan Edberg’s career statistics:

 

Pete Sampra’s career statistics:

Stefan with his absolutely impeccable play was able to make his mark in the history of tennis. His rivalry against Sampras is still remembered among the tennis fans.

 

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 1979-1970

Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert, Wimbledon winners

Wimbledon glory was under the flags of USA in another era by Billie Jean King and Chris Evert-Lloyd. Both were highlighted in the WTA tennis player ranking for several years. They met some resistance from the former world No. 1 in the tennis player ranking Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, who appeared in the finals of the Wimbledon in that era 4 times, but over all it was all USA in that era.

After trying for couple of years, Chris finally won the Wimbledon title in 1974 after defeating the Russian Olga Morozova 6-0, 6-4 and got her name in the Venus Rosewater Trophy. The following night, Chris Evert danced at the ball with her fiancé, Jimmy Connors who also won the Gentlemen’s singles title after defeating Ken Rosewall. The media called it a Love Match.

The list of female winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

Year 1979

  • Wimbledon Open winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1978

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Martina Navratilova
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1978: Chris Evert

Year 1977

  • Wimbledon Open winner: Virginia Wade
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up: Betty Stove

Year 1976

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Chris Evert
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1975

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (: Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1974

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Chris Evert
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Olga Morozova

Year 1973

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Chris Evert

Year 1972

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up: Evonne Goolagong

Year 1971

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Evonne Goolagong
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Margaret Court

Year 1970

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Margaret Smith-Court
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Billie Jean King

Famous Swedish male tennis player: Mats Wilander

Famous Swedish male tennis player: Mats Wilander

Famous and legendary male tennis player, Mats Wilander is a Swedish tennis player born on August 22, 1964. His exemplary and impeccable game play helped him endeavor the World No. 1 rank. From 1982-1988, Mats Wilander with his top-notch performances won seven Grand Slam singles titles and one men’s double Grand Slam title. In year 1988, Mats Wilander won three of the four Grand Slams and ranked World No. 1.Although Mats never won the Wimbledon singles title, but he did win the Australian Open title twice when it was still being played on the grass court. For this reason, Mats Wilander is one of the five men (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi and Jimmy Connors) who won the singles titles on hard courts, grass courts and clay courts. Rafael Nadal and Mats Wilendar are the only two tennis players to have won at least 2 Grand Slam singles’ titles on each of 3 surfaces. Windler won his fourth tennis Grand Slam singles title at the age of 20 which made him the youngest tennis player to achieve this milestone in the history of tennis. Some other career highlights and records of best Swedish male tennis player, Mats Wilander are:

1)      Major titles won by Mats Wilander are:

  1. Australian Singles titles: 1983, 1984, 1988
  2. French Singles titles: 1982, 1985, 1988
  3. US Singles titles: 1988
  4. Wimbledon doubles: 1986

2)      Davis Cup, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 with a record 36-14 in singles and 7-2 in doubles.

3)      Singles record in the Grand Slams: Australian (36-7), Wimbledon (25-10), French (47-9) and US (36-11)

4)      Mats Wilnder is the only player to have achieve the World No. 1 rank after winning the most number of Grand Slams.

5)      Mats Wilendar shares the record of appearing in three consecutive Australian Open finals with Ivan Lendl

Top ten female players in doubles with most titles in Wimbledon Tennis

by on December 10, 2010
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Top ten female players in doubles with most titles in Wimbledon, Billie Jean King, Martina Navrátilová

Playing doubles series in Wimbledon mandates a great amount of harmonization and understanding between the two partners. Doubles Championship in Wimbledon tennis tournaments are as admired and attractive as the singles. Winning a doubles Championship in tennis is a greater accomplishment than Singles victory. Doubles category needs a great amount of commitment, willpower and perseverance from both the tennis players. It requires a great deal of brilliance and immediate response to any kind of movements. Doubles Championship in Wimbledon may be a mixed category where a male and female have to be partners in the game. The doubles series involves the ladies’, gentlemen’s and mixed doubles. There are many hit pairs in the doubles tennis category. There are other types of doubles category where the game is played between a set of male or female tennis players on either side. Despite the presence of a larger group of tennis players only select few seasoned players who had paired up were able to make it to the top ten lists of tennis players in the Wimbledon Doubles’ Championship game. Given below is the top ten pairs of female doubles Champions with most titles in the Wimbledon Doubles Championship tournaments.

  1. Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan
  2. Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King
  3. Martina Navrátilová/Pam Shriver
  4. Maria Bueno/Darlene Hard
  5. Louise Brough/Margaret DuPont
  6. Rosie Casals/Billie Jean King
  7. Gigi Fernandez/Natasha Zvereva
  8. Jana Novotná/Helena Suková
  9. Kathy Jordan/Anne Smith
  10. Billie Jean King/Martina Navrátilová

This set of women have played together and won a record by winning the most titles in the Wimbledon tennis. These pair of players is the champs and has lot of titles and victories to their credits. The top pairs have proved to be a dependable set of players and have in them a great deal of coordination and understanding which is very necessary for winning the doubles Wimbledon championship deals.

Top ten female players with most titles in Wimbledon Tennis

by on December 10, 2010
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Steffi Graf, Top ten female players with most titles in Wimbledon

Wimbledon is the oldest form of tennis  signified by its play surface. Wimbledon Championship tournaments are played in the grass court surface. Grass courts are the oldest form of courts and Wimbledon, without doubt, is played over the grass surfaces. Wimbledon games have gleaned a great amount of interest and crowds throughout the world. Winning a single Wimbledon title is considered to be an esteemed thing. Winning a lot of titles is definitely the greatest achievement. It is one of the popular tournaments in tennis that is played annually. Playing in a grass court surface itself is a difficult facet in the first place. The tennis players who wish to play in the grass surface needs a special kind of flair in them. Otherwise, they cannot survive in the grass court field. Every player finds playing in the grass court area a challenge in itself, leave alone other factors. It needs a higher level of commitment and fervor in order to win the Wimbledon title. Greatest female tennis players like that of Serena and Steffi Graf have mastered the Wimbledon games tournament and have set several records and statistics that will be hard to reach or beat for several decades to come. You can find below the list of great women who have handled the situation to win most titles in the Wimbledon Championship tournaments. The top ten lists are given below:

  1. Martina Navratilova
  2. Helen Wills Moody
  3. DorotheaDorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers
  4. Steffi Graff
  5. Blanche Bingley
  6. Billie Jean King
  7. Suzanne Lenglen
  8. Charlotte Cooper Sterry
  9. Lottie Dod
  10. Venus Williams

These women took the prominent positions as top players who had made it to the Wimbledon finals and have come out successfully lot of times in their whole tennis career period by winning the most number of titles in the Wimbledon tennis tournaments held each year.

Top ten female who won most titles in tennis-All time

by on December 10, 2010
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Top ten female who won most titles in tennis-All time, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

Winning a title marks the victory of the players and in most cases are the steps to reach out to the next level of playing. There are greatest female tennis players who have crossed this line and have reached better and unreachable heights in tennis by winning record number of titles. The list given below comprises of the top ten best female tennis players who have accomplished the most and unreachable position by gaining the most number of titles in their career stint in tennis.  These greatest female tennis players have won the championship in different backgrounds and are considered to be some of the most flexible players of all time. The Single’s tournament in tennis is definitely a tough thing to win but there are few women who have had a continuous wins. The Grand Slam titles are comprised of four major tournaments in tennis. The French Open, the Australian Open, the US Open and the Wimbledon Women Championship games. Some of the best female tennis players who won the most tennis Grand Slam titles are:

  1. Martina Navratilova
  2. Billie Jean King
  3. Chris Evert
  4. Margaret Court
  5. Pam Shriver
  6. Steffi Graf
  7. Jana Novotná
  8. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  9. Lindsay Davenport
  10. Natasha Zvereva

These perfect professional tennis female players have proved their spirit by winning in the different surfaces of the courts that includes the clay, grass and the hard courts. It is vital that a tennis player should hone his play according to the necessities of these different kinds of court surfaces. Each court requires an altogether different approach and winning the titles in all classes is only proof of the flexibility of these players. These women have diplomatically managed the game and have taken the tennis world to a better level with their unique style. These ten are the astounding women in tennis.

Top ten mixed doubles with most titles in Wimbledon Tennis

by on December 10, 2010
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Top ten mixed doubles with most titles in Wimbledon Tennis, Andy Ram / Vera Zvonareva

The Wimbledon Championships Mixed Doubles tournament was introduced in 1913. The mixed doubles is an interesting tennis game that requires a male and female tennis player to pair up and play against a similar pair. The Wimbledon Championships Mixed Doubles tournament has seen a lot of finalists in the years since 1913. The outcome of the mixed doubles is the championship and the runner-up place. The Wimbledon mixed doubles has seen some of the brilliant and greatest tennis players come together to provide a great feast to the audience. Wimbledon Mixed Doubles has surged in popularity to a greater extent in recent times and have come to become one of the interesting tennis series watched by a large crowd throughout the world. The Mixed Double tennis championships require a great deal of coordination among the pair to do well. They need to be a complete control on the game and a thorough understanding about the game plan. The pair must know when to intervene and when not to. Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Championship is no doubt a tougher game than the Single Championship. If either of the players loses the focus in the game then the game will go for a loss. There are some good pairs who have spread across their dazzling performance together and have carved their way to be in the top. Given below is the top ten lists of famous tennis players’ pairs who have won most titles in the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Series.

  1. M Mirhyi (Rus) & S Williams
  2. L Paes & L Raymond
  3. D Johnson & K Po
  4. L Friedl & D Hantuchova
  5. M Bhupathi & E Likhovtseva
  6. L Paes & M Navratilova
  7. Wayne Black / Cara Black
  8. Mahesh Bhupathi / Mary Pierce
  9. Andy Ram / Vera Zvonareva
  10. Jamie Murray / Jelena Jankovi

These pairs have a great coordination and have won several games together. They have gained  the most number of titles in the mixed doubles category in the Wimbledon Championship.

Top ten male doubles players with most titles at Wimbledon Tennis

by on December 10, 2010
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Top ten male doubles players with most titles at Wimbledon Tennis, William Renshaw/Ernest Renshaw

Doubles Championship at Wimbledon tennis tournaments are as popular and interesting as the singles Wimbledon tournaments. Playing doubles in Wimbledon mandates a great amount of coordination and understanding between the two partners. Winning a doubles Championship in tennis is a greater achievement than individual victory. Doubles category needs a great amount of dedication, determination and perseveration from both the players. It requires a great deal of brilliance and immediate response to any kind of movements. Doubles Championship in Wimbledon may be a mixed category where a male and female have to be partners in the game both sides. In the other type of doubles, the game is played between a set of two male tennis players or two female tennis players each side. They are called the ladies’ doubles, gentlemen’s doubles and mixed doubles. There are many hit pairs in the doubles tennis category. In spite of the presence of a greater pool of players only a select few seasoned players who had paired up were able to make it to the top ten lists in the Wimbledon Doubles’ Championship. Given below is the top ten pairs of male doubles tennis Champions with most titles in the Wimbledon Doubles Championship.

  1. William Renshaw/Ernest Renshaw
  2. Wilfred Baddeley-Herbert Baddeley
  3. Reggie Doherty/Laurie Doherty
  4. Peter Fleming/John McEnroe
  5. Todd Woodbridge/Mark Woodforde
  6. John Newcombe/Tony Roche
  7. Ken McGregor/Frank Sedgman
  8. Rex Hartwig/Mervyn Rose
  9. Ken Flach/Robert Seguso
  10. Bob Hewitt/Fred Stolle

These pair of players is the toppers and has a large number of titles and victories to their credits. These hit pairs have proved to be a reliable set of players and have showcased a great deal of coordination and understanding which is very necessary for winning the doubles Wimbledon championship. These set of men had played together and have won a record by bagging the most titles in the Wimbledon tennis.

Top ten male players with most titles in Wimbledon Tennis

by on December 10, 2010
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Top ten male players with most titles in Wimbledon Tennis, Sampras and Federer

Wimbledon Championship tournaments are played in the grass court surface. It is one of the popular tournaments in tennis that is played every year. Wimbledon games have gleaned a great amount of interest and crowd throughout the world. Wimbledon is the oldest form of tennis which is indicated by its play surface. Grass courts are the oldest form of courts and Wimbledon, no doubt, is played over the grass surfaces. Winning a single Wimbledon title is considered to be a prestigious thing. Then how about winning a lot of titles in it? It is definitely a great achievement. Playing in a grass court surface itself is a difficult aspect in the first place. The tennis players who wish to play in the grass surface needs a special kind of knack in them. Otherwise, they cannot survive in the grass court field. Every player finds playing in the grass court area a challenge in itself, leave alone other factors. It needs a higher level of commitment and zeal in order to win over the Wimbledon title. Greatest male tennis players Pete Sampras and Roger Federer have mastered the Wimbledon games tournament and have set several records and statistics that are hard to reach or beat for several decades to come. You can find below the list of famous male tennis players who have managed to win most titles in the Wimbledon Championship tournaments. The top ten lists is given below:

  1. Pete Sampras
  2. William Renshaw
  3. Roger Federer
  4. Björn Borg
  5. Lawrence Doherty
  6. Reginald Doherty
  7. Rod Laver
  8. Anthony Wilding
  9. Wilfred Baddeley
  10. Boris Becker

These men took the prestigious spot of top players who had made it to the Wimbledon finals and have come out triumphantly lot of times in their entire tennis career span by winning the most number of titles in the Wimbledon tennis tournaments held every year.

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