Today is July 4th, 2011.
Yes, I am writing to you from the future. No, there aren’t any flying cars. Yes, Justin Beiber is still on TV unfortunately. No, The Machines haven’t taken over. I’ve just witnessed an epic Wimbledon Finals weekend and can report to you the winners and losers. This was one of the best Wimbledon’s in recent memory so I’m glad I can ruin things for you by telling you exactly what happens before you get to see it for yourself. *Cue evil laugh.
How did I get to the future? Let’s just say I was able to get my hands on an old telephone booth thanks to my friends William and Theodore. It was a totally excellent adventure. I believe the TW Professor has an old Delorean I could’ve used as well.
Let’s talk about these Championships. Ladies first.
When you watch the women’s finals, you might want to invest in some earplugs because it’s Serena Williams versus Victoria Azarenka. Serena had a tough road because she had to go through Li Na in the Quarters and Maria Sharapova in the Semis. You’re thinking that there is no way Serena can make it to the finals, let alone win it since she’s been gone from the game for so long. But have you seen this Twitter picture?! If I were you, I wouldn’t bet against her. What’s crazy is that she only plays 5 tournaments a year and manages to win 7 of them. You do the math. She’s like the Chuck Norris of tennis.
Azarenka had a great run to the finals. She trounces Andrea Petkovic in the Quarterfinals and clobbers Venus Williams in the Semifinals. But the bus stops there. Serena Norris takes her out in a 2 hour 26 minute match for her 5th Wimbledon singles title.
So you think you know who’s making it to the men’s finals? You think it’s going to be another Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal matchup? Well let me tell you something, you’re right. There’s just something magical about a Federer/Nadal match isn’t there? The tennis gods wanted to see it happen, so it did. Remember some of these epic points?
There are some amazing rallys during this match so don’t blink. Look for the great get by Nadal at 30-15, 3 all in the first set. You definitely don’t want to miss the classic Federer ‘tweener when he’s down 4-2 in the third set. The tiebreak in the fourth set will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it’s better than Titanic (sorry Leo). And match point? Don’t even get me started about match point. You’ll just have to wait and see for yourself. By the time the match reaches the 5th set, you’ll be exhausted from watching it, trust me. In the end though, Nadal wins 7-5 in the 5th to take home his 3rd Wimbledon title.
As you will soon find out, these two finals will be worth watching. I think I’m going to head off to the US Open now. I mean, why wait? Wish I could bring you with me but it’s a tight squeeze in the telephone booth.
Enjoy watching Wimbledon this year. I know I did.