While many things in sports occurred this fine holiday weekend including some tragedy (RIP McNair), obviously the record-breaking performance by Swiss gent Roger Federer at this year’s Wimbledon tourney, along with a vindicating answer back from last year’s loss to her sister by Serena Williams were the talk of the water coolers this morning.
Since there isn’t too terribly much to say regarding these two LEGENDS, I’ll be brief.
Serena Willams. Won her 11th Grand Slam singles title and her third Wimbledon (hadn’t won since 2003 and was defeated last year by her sister Venus). Blew through the first four rounds and the quarterfinals and defeated each opponent in only two sets each, and three sets in the semifinals against Elena Dementieva. Beat sister Venus in just two sets, 7-6 and 6-2. YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!
Oh that face. See that face? That is the face of crazy victory and some records being broken.
Roger Federer. Won his 15th Grand Slam singles title, putting him past Pete Sampras’ record of 14 which he tied at this year’s French Open. He also partook in the LONGEST set recorded in Grand Slam history of 30 games in his 16-14 victory over Andy Roddick. The entire Roddick-Federer match was also the longest singles final recorded with 77 games total. The grand tally of this amazing defeat was 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14. Wow.
So there you have it. Those are my heroes for this week. Stay tuned for the rest of July’s heroes as the Ladies… bring you All Star predictions and fun from the Home Run Derby!