The big story in Wimbledon was Novak Djokovic getting knocked out early. Then that story was superseded by Maria Sharapova (and her tuxedo inspired apparel) getting knocked out early. Which was accompanied by Andy Roddick losing. Well, yet another upset has taken over. Ana Ivanovic, the number one seed in the ladies’ draw, was beaten handily today by Jie Zheng (6-1, 6-4).
With Sharapova and Ivanovic out, Jelena Jankovic has a golden opportunity to take over #1 in the world.
It’s good to see Nicole Vaidisova winning again. In her last match she defeated Casey Dellaqua easily (6-2, 6-4) and served very well. In addition to that, she only made 6 unforced errors in the match. When Vaidisova is serving big (she won 83% of her 1st serve points) and making few errors she is tough to beat. She faces Anna Chakvetadze next, which should be an excellent match.
Roger Federer is still cruising. He meets Lleyton Hewitt next. Hewitt is the last person not named Roger Federer to win a Wimbledon championship. I’m hoping we get to see another Fed vs. Nadal championship.