Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Hittety backety pingety zang!

HURRAH! Sabine Lisicki today absolutely slaughtered Anastasija Sevastova 6-1 6-1 to progress through to the second round of Wimbledon. The match, delayed by rain, was already one rescheduled after play progressed too slowly yesterday on Court 8. Lisicki and Sevastova were the fourth match due on that court on Tuesday, but play began with Daniela Hantuchova who, as previously mentioned, plays really slowly... it can't be coincidence that all other courts completed four or five matches when Court 8 barely started its third...!

Never mind, play got going late this afternoon and the victory came quickly - the first set lasted 19 minutes, the second 26 minutes. Comfortable stuff.

Tomorrow she gets to play on Centre Court where she faces Li Na, who is seeded third for the entire tournament. Eep. So, er, fingers crossed then...

If you are intrigued by the titles of my previous two posts, they are from the poem Thwok! by Matt Harvey, poet in residence at last year's Wimbledon Championships.

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