Ladies' Final: Sharapova v Kvitova Wimbledon


Ladies' Final: Sharapova v Kvitova

Sue Barker presents live coverage of the women's singles finals at Wimbledon as Maria Sharapova takes on Petra Kvitova. Followed by the men's doubles final.


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What a happy man he must be. Unbelievable.

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One of the greatest matches of all time.

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What a shot. You cannot be serious!

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Arguably the greatest champion of all-time.

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Game, set and match. The Wimbledon This maybe south-west London, but

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the sun will rise in the east. Over 11 days of struggle, icons of

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repute and great rank have been toppled. And so, two daughters of

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Eastern promise will have the final When two sisters ruled with no

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mercy, she dared to challenge, and triumphed. But there Weston umpire

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has not crumble away, and so it has taken her seven years to return --

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their Western umpire. There can be no capitulation now, only

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domination. Her comrades have known agony and

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ecstasy here. But she did minds -- demands her own slice of glory,

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again based a Russian empress who will give no quarter. -- against a

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Russian empress. There can be no retreat, only revolution. The final

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battle is at hand, total war. The victories are known, but this much

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is true -- the victor is unknown. At the end of this day, the sun

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Yes, Maria Sharapova from Russia and Petra Kvitova of the Czech

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Republic, who will contest today's final. The drama will be played out

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here on this famous Centre Court. A few people are in their seats,

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being entertained by the band in this famous arena. This match

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promises to be a hard-hitting encounter, with the a former

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champion against a 21-year-old who champion against a 21-year-old who

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is tipped for greatness. On Centre Court, play gets under way at

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2:00pm. Maria Sharapova is 24, Petra is 21, this year's champion

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will be the youngest since Maria won in 2004 as a 17-year-old. Then

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at the Men's Doubles final, the Bryan brothers through to their 5th

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final, they have only won wants. -- once. The Ladies' Doubles final be

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the last match on Centre Court Starting on Court No 1, a big

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moment for 17-year-old Liam Broady. He is in the Boys' Singles final,

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taking on Luke Saville of Australia. The Australian did not -- reached

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the Australian Open final this year, so he has experience, but this is a

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whole new experience for Liam Broady. We will join that match

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shortly. As for the weather, no problems, not only today, but

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tomorrow as well. It is blue sky all around, the sun has been

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shining. There should be no disruptions.

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I am delighted to say that Lindsey and John are here. We have been

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invaded by greenfly, there are bugs... I don't remember anything

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like this. Do you? No. There were a couple of tournaments in the States.

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These flies would drive you wild, you would eat them for lunch,

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breakfast and dinner. They will hopefully get out of here in the

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next hour. We hope so. Let's tell you the

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Today starts with just two. At day's end, only one will be

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champion. Succeeding Serena. Queen of Wimbledon the last two years,

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the younger Williams sister began her defence against the physical

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odds. A gashed foot and life threatening illness forced a 40

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nine-week absence, which explains the uncontrollable emotion after

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surviving. I usually don't cry, I don't understand it. It has been so

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hard, I never dreamt I would be here. To win, I just wanted to win

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at least one match. Her sister, Venus, had endured her own injury

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torment, almost five months of age. Burton menswear in round two was a

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diminutive figure from Japan. She only surrendered in the 14th game

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of the final set. Victory, but barely. Junior Wimbledon held few

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fears for Britain's Laura Robson. Girls' champion aged 14 in 2008,

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she won her first ever main draw singles match this year, to land a

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plum role in the Maria Sharapova or shower. Then set about stealing all

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the big scenes. However, the fifth- seeded Russian prevailed.

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Nonetheless, Robson's adult career suddenly had renewed purpose.

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Robson was truly a threat. No round two for the juniors start

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with senior ambition, Heather Watson. An arm injury was cruel

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misfortune for the talented teenager, who lost in three and

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couldn't conceal the her it. It is just frustrating, and I am

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disappointed that I lost. Abbey experience did before? I have never

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told anything like this. -- never The Britain's other wildcards fell

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at the first. Those there by right moved on, Anne Keothavong was

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unfortunate to face Petra Kvitova in round two, and eventual finalist

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sliding through the gears. Elena Baltacha briefly had the home fires

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smouldering, if not roaring. She appeared poised for victory in the

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second round against Shuai Peng, only to lose her poise and the

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match. British interest, over. That we expect, but Vera Zvonareva pot

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shock exit was shocking. Runner-up last year, number two seed this,

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she was beaten by the woman she beat in the semis last year,

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Tsvetana Pironkova. Piles of the unexpected are her speciality. In

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2010, she beat Venus Williams -- tales of the unexpected. In 2011,

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she did it again, and how. Venus, vanquished, on last 16 day. Just

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over an hour after Serena had been swatted off court by former

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finalist Marion Bartoli. The Frenchwoman allowed her father back

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in the box after banishing him in the previous round, and did dad

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proud. Some said winning the title after a year out would have been

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bad for the women's game. Can you appreciate that? Does this result

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show it is competitive? Yeah, I am super happy that I lost. Go,

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women's tennis! Bartoli next came up against

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another comeback girl in Sabine Lisicki. The German wildcard made a

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name two years ago by reaching the quarters, and reminded us of her

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enormous talent and resilience as she fought from the brink of

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elimination to oust lean are under the Centre Court roof. Just a year

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after learning to walk again following serious injury. It was

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very hard, I had to start from 0 after being on crutches was seven

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weeks. It means so much, winning the title in Birmingham, and

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getting the wildcard. I appreciate it so much, to be back in Wimbledon.

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It is a place I love so much. been used Steffi Graf, but the

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first Sabine Lisicki, she insisted. She ground out a three-set quarter-

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final win over Bartoli. World number one and top seed, Caroline

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Wozniacki, was the anticipated last eight opponent for Sharapova.

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Dominika Cibulkova did not like that idea and down to the Danish

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player in three. Wozniacki awaits a major title break through, whilst

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Sharapova awaited the 24th seed Sharapova's grunting is the stuff

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of solid legend. 4th seed Victoria Azarenka has given her a pitch

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fight in the old gettable duel. The Belorussian squealed away into her

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first Grand Slam semi-final. Petra had been pushed to three sets by

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Pironkova. Could it have a, beaten by Serena Williams at this stage a

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year ago, came through the semi- finals this time -- could be to

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The three-set affair was followed by wobbly serving from Sharapova,

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in an otherwise ritual romp over Lisicki, whose heroics have all

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been used up. Maria, back in the final for the first time since 2004.

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It means so much. It is interesting, it is a whole

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change. At the French Open, Maria was the youngest semi-finalist, and

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here she was the oldest. It release shows the difference on the two

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services and what players excel on the grass and on the clay. -- the

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two surfaces. These two players are playing the best tennis. There will

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be a lot of big hitting, but it will come down to the serve. Serve,

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and no, I think. -- and nerve. Sharapova had a horrible day

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serving. What is going to happen if she serves well? Petra Kvitova is

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in a position she has never been in before. They remind me a lot of

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each other. The way they strike the ball. She has worked herself into

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much better shape. I wonder what do you think the upside is, as far as

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movement. That is always key, the game has become so athletic, I am

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thinking she can win multiple Grand Slams. Absolutely, she is going to

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win a Grand Slam. She plays a big style of game, she is so much

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better than last year, she keeps improving. To have the advantage of

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being a lefty, have that serve and get three points, is so key. She is

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right into the limelight now. Martina has picked her to win and I

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think you are picking as well? started the tournament with

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Sharapova and I still think she is a great player, but watching Petra

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Kvitova and how she has handled the pressure, she played a terrible

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second set against Azarenka and it has not phased out. You have to be

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fearless in these big matches and she is certainly that. A lefty

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serve. Should that be allowed, to switch midstream? She is in the

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Royal Box, she is a royalty today. Don't rabbit in! Sharapova has won

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this, a couple of other majors -- don't rub it in. I'll be surprised

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if Petra go back to her is not overwhelmed, feeling the pressure -

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- if Petra Kvitova is not overwhelmed. In the first set

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against Azarenka, it looked like she could beat anyone, at any time.

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But then it's set in, oh my God, I am about to be in the finals.

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has worked so hard for the last three years to get back to this

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point. She is not a player that let's opportunity go by very easily.

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This is her earlier today, she is a great competitor. I call her the

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Rafa Nadal of the women's tour. I think she is one of the fiercest

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competitors men, all-women, in the history of our sport. Given the

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success, the money and endorsements, I think she has done a fantastic

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job of being able to put that aside, when she trains and plays matches.

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It is hard to do. She is the highest paid female athlete in the

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world -- highest paid. She still $24 million in a year, only 2

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million in prize-money. It is a whole different EEF -- whole

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You have got to find an excuse was serving 13 double faults. She had

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two break six-times, I am not sure she is going to get as many chances.

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-- she had to break six-times. last two big matches, semi-finals

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of the French and here, the serve went away again. She will be under

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more pressure with Petra Kvitova's return. She will have to find the

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rhythm. That is what can go off for have. She will have to have a good

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serving day. Petra could it ever did not have a great serving day

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Over she strikes the ball so well, she ends the point won the second

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shot. The first serve percentage, I think shook would be doing well --

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she would do well to take some pressure off. Maria has a huge win.

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Can you get over it when you get to the lips on the serve? Maria seems

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to block things are better than anyone. She has had this problem

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for a few years. She gets a bit more tense on the court and you can

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see that. She worked on her serve yesterday, will work on it today,

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she will be trying to stay relaxed on it. Against Lisicki started with

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two double faults in the first game To she has a stubborn mentality,

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she goes for huge second serves and that gets there in trouble when the

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toss is not in the correct spot. will continue our build up in about

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25 minutes. Enjoy your land, sorry we delayed you, you can join your

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husband in the Royal Box. I will enjoy my lunch in the cafeteria.

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will be heading off to Court No 1 to see the Boys' Singles final,

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featuring the 17-year-old, Liam Broady. We will hear from him in a

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moment but let's remind you of the incredible semi-final victory from

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Liam Broady is through to the final. I tried to treat it like any other

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match. He is a fantastic player, one of the better players here,

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which is why he is in the semi- finals, and I managed to come out

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in -- with a win. What does it mean to be in the final? It means

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everything. It would mean even more if I won it. After the Boys'

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Doubles last year, it feels great. The last British boy to win,

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Stanley Matthews, 1962, are you aware of the history of what you

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are trying to achieve? I have been told a few times already. It

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doesn't matter to me. It is one match to focus on and try to get

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the best result for us up growing up, when did you start thinking

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about tennis? I have been playing since I was about four. Eight or

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nine, I started to play tennis instead of football and other

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sports. I understand there is no funding from the LTA. Going further

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back when you were 14, I remember reading that you were funded

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because your parents had to sell their house, is this right? Yes. We

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had two houses on the same road, my dad used to rent one of them out.

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We ended up selling one and moving into the next one, to help fund the

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tennis. Did you have childhood heroes growing up? I love watching

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Federer and Rafa, I enjoyed watching Henman as well. I watched

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him in the French, the semi-finals one year. I love to his game and

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the way he played. You have had a knock with rapper in the practice

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courts. Yes, last year. I learnt a lot about the intensity that you

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need, even in the practice. To almost contribute to the match

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court. Obviously, he is an incredible fighter and that is what

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he brings to the game. A lot of young tennis players are loath to

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make predictions, or tell people what their ambitions are. For me, I

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focus year by year. I would love to be number one in the world, top 10

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in the world. I will see how far I can take it. Thoughts of appearing

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on the final on Court one? It will be one of the greatest experiences

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I have had. I did it in the doubles but on the singles, it will be

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something else. The match is under way and it has started very well

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for Liam, he has a break of serve, leading 2-1 against Luke Saville of

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Australia, hoping to become the first British buoyed to win the

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championship since Sir Stanley Matthews Junior in 1962. -- first

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COMMENTATORS: A very confident start, just broken the serve of the

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Australian. He had a couple of break points. He needed the second

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one. A confident opening to this match. They have similar game

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styles. They like to play from the back predominantly. Any opportunity

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will come forward. Liam Broady, a bit more solid at the moment. We

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alluded to the fact that the sense of occasion is everything out here.

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It is all about the start of this match, Broady coming out of the

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We know he has to take the ball. It is easy to miss those, they are

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fine margins, it low and flat over the net. He doesn't want to back

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off too much and give too much space and time to his Australian

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Both players, predominantly happy to trade blows from the baseline.

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Luke Saville, in particular, has shown a propensity for coming into

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the net, which Broady will need to 17-year-old from Stockport. Which

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is where Fred Perry came from. Need I am not sure that Fred used to

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blast them down 110 miles an hour. Shots serving from Broady.

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consolidates the break in the previous game as well. -- sharp

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Doesn't look like a 17-year-old who would be unnerved by the occasion.

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It is hard to remember a time when That was right on the line, Savell

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was very quick to hold his racket in the air, and summoned Hawk-Eye -

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- Saville was very quick. He was a little too hasty. Yes, the weight

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Blonde hair, white back-to-front baseball cap. Quite a fan of

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He needs some of the battling spirit here, though. Because if he

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is unsuccessful with this walk I challenge, he is two break points

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He was right to challenge. It is one of the characteristics of

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Broady's play, that if he does get beaten by a good shot, he tends to

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acknowledge the shot, which is unusual. I think it is positive, it

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An ace followed by another double fault, and another break point.

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There's Tyson, on the right, with the baseball cap, on the coaching

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Oh, he's got it! Saville, the bravery to come to the net. Broady,

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the effrontery to beat him. Yes, it was a fantastic forehand pass,

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threaded the needle down the line, beautifully done. You feel he has

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to ride the wave of support and emotion that this No 1 Court crowd

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are giving him. He has got a double break. There is his father, Simon.

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He has contributed so much to his tennis career. He flew back from

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Spain yesterday, where he had been looking after his daughter, Naomi,

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who played in the first round of the women's singles at the

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beginning of these Championships. She lost to Anne Keothavong. Talent

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runs through the family. It is all about what they can do. They are

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doing it on their own at the moment. With all the expense, having two

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children on the tennis circuit, tennis First as a charity has

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It has been cash well invested so far, if early indications here are

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anything to go by. Broady, with two breaks at the start of this final,

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Something about a left-hander. There is an added elegance. Because

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the right hander is played in so few left-handers, it feel -- the

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right-handers play against so few It is hard to imagine that his

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quest to become the first Briton to win this title for nearly 50 years

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Beware, the Australian, that was some return. Didn't he get hold of

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You feel Saville, squeezing Broady a little more with the approach

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 50 seconds

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behind the forehand as well, to put The error from Broady gives Saville

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Held his nerve well. It was a difficult moment on the second

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serve. Absolutely, he will be delighted that that return from

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All the work they have done at the Nottingham Tennis Centre, leading

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He needed to get his legs down It was neat play from Saville, and

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it brings another break point. Both boys wrestling with the sense

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 50 seconds

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The money serve coming to the He has got all the approved routes

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to goal long way in British tennis, keeping the audience on the edge of

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There was a rather sombre field to win will today after Andy Murray's

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Shots like that will help. Fabulous serving, and what a follow-up.

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By some distance, the longest game In some respects, that will give

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him as much confidence as breaking Saville's serve. Absolutely, that

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was a really important long game. It is tough to lose games like that,

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but great to come out on the right side of it. Broady just the second

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Briton to make the final in nearly One thing you can say about the

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Aussie, he has eaten anything short. Yes, Luke Saville does need to find

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another gear, and it seems he is He grew up on a diet of videos of

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Marcelo Rios, the great Chilean That wasn't an easy overhead, he

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would have been looking right into the sun. Yes, he watches it very

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Second time in this game we have seen the ferocity of the Broady

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forehand. There is a really encouraging, metallic sound about

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SUE BARKER: Here on BBC One, we're going to leave this match. We will

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keep you up-to-date with it of course. If you want to continue

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watching, you can do so by pressing Here on BBC One, we're going to

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I'm delighted to say, I'm joined by Tracy Austin. This is a lovely

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match-up, a former champion back to match-up, a former champion back to

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her best, and one of the rising stars of the game. Very much so,

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and they have such a similar style of play.

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They both hit the ball just about as hard as they can on every stroke.

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One leftie, one with a ton of experience. And then of course

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Kvitova, her first Grand Slam final. How will she handle the situation?

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How will she handle the nerves? That will be critical. And of

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course, the nerves will be kicking in right now. We will take a look

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at both players, starting with Maria Sharapova, one of sport's

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Every once in a while, you get a sports star with that extra sparkle.

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But it is the craft behind the beauty that gives the final product

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its polish. Creating the perfect Maria was a labour of love. Her

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parents fled to Chernobyl for Siberia in search of the best

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opportunities for their daughter. My father was just a big tennis fan.

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He loved to play at the weekend. I used to come with him and watch.

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Kafelnikov's father, who used to play with my dad, gave me one of

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Kafelnikov's rackets. I played with that. The next move was to Florida,

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and the academy of Nick Bollettieri. The dream was finally crystallised

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at Wimbledon in 2004, when a 17- year-old Maria Ouch on all before

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her. I just kept doing better and better. I got to the quarter-finals,

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and then all of a sudden I was in the semis. I was beyond ecstatic. I

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was almost ready to go home, I was so happy. I was playing in the

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Davenport in the semi-final, and she was up, and then there was a

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rain delay. We came back and I And then, going into the final, I

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was just fearless. When you won, we were all reminded

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that actually, you were still a teenager. You were trying to find

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your mum, you went up and hug your father in the stands. It was a real

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reminder that you were still girl. I still feel like that, at 24 years

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old! She might still feel like girl, but she is the highest earning

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sportswoman on the planet. And she has got the diamonds to prove it.

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Bespoke earrings for every match. She really is living the dream.

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very fortunate to have the life that I have. I'm very fortunate to

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be a tennis player. But I want people to see that the bright side

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of things, when you're lifting the trophy is, only comes after putting

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a lot into it. It seems very glamorous, and you get your picture

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taken and all of that, but at the end of the day, I'm a pretty simple

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person. It has been an emotional ride since she first burst on the

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scene. Two more grand-slam titles were followed by a career-

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threatening shoulder injury, which The journey from teenage gem to 24-

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year-old woman has not been smooth, but Maria's strength carried her

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through. I have a lot more experience now, I have gone through

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a lot, the good and the band, the injuries, the Tuft days. It has

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been a long journey, but I do not regret one tough day, that bills a

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lot of character. I have learned a lot. I'm very happy to be at my age.

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It is those tough times which would make victory today more precious

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than anything she has achieved before. If I was able to win

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another major, after my injury, it would mean a lot more than the

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others I have won. Simply because when something is taken away from

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you, you have a lot of time to think how lucky you are to be

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playing the game of tennis. I'm a big competitor, and there is

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nothing like that feeling when you're in front of thousands of

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people, and you're just trying to win a match. When you wake up in

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the morning and you're not going out to make yourself at a, I missed

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that feeling, and I realised that I It is an incredible story. She's

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talking about the injury, the operation, that was career-

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threatening... It really was. She had the injury, and then she had

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rehabilitation down in Phoenix. She would be flying back and forth from

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Los Angeles. She did not really want the surgery, because it was

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not 100% guaranteed to work. The rehab didn't work, so she had to

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have the surgery in New York. Still it was not 100% that she was going

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to come back. That's why, if she would be able to win a Grand Slam,

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after having that shoulder surgery in October 2008, it would be worth

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all of the other three Grand Slams combined. It is a different Maria

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now, seven years have passed, she's still only 24! But daddy's not here,

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he will not be in the players' box. And of course, he was so

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instrumental in 2004. Yes, he has been there every step of the way,

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every practice since the time she started playing tennis, through all

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of her tournaments, all the way up to 2008, when she won her third

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Grand Slam in Australia. Apparently he sat her down afterwards and said,

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you have made it. I do not feel like you need me so much any more.

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You're on the right path. I want to go and do some things which I want

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to do, apparently, he loves skiing. But she's really made that

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transition from a young girl, always a mature young girl, but in

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to a winner. She has changed coaches at the beginning of this

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year as well. Michael Joyce had been her coach for five or six

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years, but she wanted something new. She wanted to hear a new voice. She

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got engaged at the end of last year to a NBA player. As an athlete, it

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is a terrific relationship, because he can understand what she's going

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through. To me, it seems like she's in such a great place in her life.

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Still very close to her parents. Her mother will be here. Her dad is

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off doing his own thing. Sacha is here. Remember, she has been back

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for a couple of years, and she has not had the results which she was

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getting before the surgery, so this is her opportunity to change that.

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Anybody who has had an injury knows that you cannot trust it for quite

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a while. Of course, she went over to the Bollettieri academy in

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Florida, she turned up, this tiny little thing, and he said she had a

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competitiveness which he had not seen in anyone. Everyone was

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frightened of her even at 12, she had that stare. It is still there.

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The intensity, she plays every point like her life depends on it.

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A lot like Rafa Nadal. Roger is a bit more relaxed. But those two are

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the best competitors in the game. You talk about gym being so tiny.

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She worked with my former coach, she would spend time with him over

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in Los Angeles, and I remember seeing her at 11. She was a skinny

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little thing. But the intensity was there. She had this huge second

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serve already. You just knew where she was going. You just got the

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feeling that, it is very unusual, for some kid to know where she is

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going at such a young age. We will have a look at Petra in just a

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moment. But over on Court No. 1, Liam Broady took the first set, and

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he has a break of serve in the second set as well. That match is

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on the red button. But now, let's look at Kvitova, who

:51:38.:51:47.
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has really blasted her way through We had a flat with three rooms. We

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were there, five of us. I was sharing a room with my two brothers.

:52:09.:52:19.
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It was fun sometimes and sometimes it was crazy. Fees and living one

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hour away from the city where I was born now. It is not far away. What

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did you want to be? Maybe I wanted to be a teacher, like my father. Do

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you remember the first time you started to play tennis? I was there

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from want to was born, because my brothers played. I was on the

:52:41.:52:51.
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In between all these matches, what else do you like to do, away from

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tennis? I like watching movies and listening to music. What music do

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you like? I like Pink. Sometimes I # I should be locked up right on

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the spot... What about clothes, do you wear any designers? No, I do

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not do that. I like normal clothes, like jeans and T-shirt. Of course,

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sometimes I like wearing dresses. Lots of people get carried away

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with stardom - do you think you're more level-headed? I think so, for

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me, it is important, because I do not want to change myself. I just

:53:54.:54:04.
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want to be the same. Nothing For some people it is all about

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being famous, and money and things like that. But for me, it is about

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the emotion. You are fighting, maybe you can beat her, and when

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you have a title, it is something COMMENTATOR: Delight for Kvitova,

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the first leftie through to the final here since her hero, Martina

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Navratilova. My father told me, look how she plays. She was so

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happy for me when I won, it was nice. Those days when you played

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tennis with your brother's, growing up, did you ever think that at the

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age of 21, you would be walking out to play in the final at Wimbledon?

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No, I did not think that. I did not think that I would play at

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And she will need to play even better if she's going to lift the

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trophy. It is an incredible story, a left-hander from the Czech

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Republic, it is a tough act to follow. But she has come from a

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club which has a lot of top players. A very much so, not an academy,

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Tomas Berdych plays there as well. There is something at that club.

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There's a lot of hitting partners, everybody is excited about playing

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internationally. Today is the biggest opportunity for her, and it

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is all about whether she will be able to hold her nerve. She comes

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out with a quick start and then she gets a bit nervous. It is all about

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whether she can maintain that intensity throughout the whole

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match. The build-up to this final is so different to any other match.

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You're in the locker room... And here they come. I always think it

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is strange that they are not carrying their equipment. You want

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to hold something! Yes, now, the Wimbledon Championship is on the

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line. For me, I always think at Wimbledon is the most special,

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because you will become a member here, there's so much tradition.

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You walk past one of the other former champions. You're definitely

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very, very nervous right now. They're so tall, that's what has

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changed in the game from when we were playing. 6ft and over is

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almost the norm now. It is going to be key, because the serve is going

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to be a key factor. Maria has got to have a better day in that

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respect. Yes, we know that Maria has come back and had the yips on

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certain days. Some days, she serves beautifully. In one match she

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served 13 double faults. She will not be able to do that today

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against Kvitova and win the match. She is a better opponent I think

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than Lisicki. So, Maria Sharapova is going to have to get a lot of

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first serves in. Because Kvitova will really go after the second

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serve. Even though Maria has been here before, she will be feeling

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this, won't she? She will, because this is all after the surgery.

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are just being briefed. That's the former player who now looks after

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the players. Paying your first Grand Slam final, like Petra, the

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whole build-up is so tricky, and you just want to get out there...

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One thing which might help her is that she was in the semi-final last

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year here against Serena. She played a pretty good match. But

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definitely, so keep quiet, just about ready to go on court, this is

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when the butterflies are really big time. The legs will be heavy. A lot

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of thoughts going on in your head. This is going to be such a big

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hitting match. Kvitova has got to go for it, and accept that she's

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going to make errors. That's when she plays her best. Going after the

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second serve. She hits so hard and flat, both of them have similar

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styles in that respect. This is Chloe, representing the muscular

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dystrophy Campaign, and I'm President of that charity. When the

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All England Club asked me to select someone, I chose her. I will tell

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you more about her in a moment. But this is a long wait, isn't it?

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is, you can see Maria's legs going back and forth. We are waiting for

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2 o'clock. It is another 20 seconds! They have to be bang on

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time. Both of them are going to want to have a quick start. They

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I feel for them, we have never seen anyone have to wake -- wait this

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long. They brought them down too early. It will play more on the

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mind of Pedro than Maria. -- of Petra. Because Maria has been here

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before. OK, here they come. A big crowd and a big moment awaits them.

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Maria, with more pressure. Go better there, low were ranked, she

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will have nothing to lose going in.. -- Kvitova, lower ranked. The serve

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will be key, Maria had two break six times in her semi-final.

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Kvitova, if she says as she has been serving throughout the

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tournament, is not going to give up many opportunities. Exactly. Maria

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served 13 double faults, 10 when she lost in the semi-finals of the

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French. It will be the crucial element for both players. Both of

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them, if there was a weakness, it would be movement about the court.

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I would say in the last year, both players have become more fit. Her

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legs are stronger because she has played so many matches on the clay.

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Maria feels like she has grown as a tennis player. She says she let

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learns -- has learnt to construct points better. The OK, it Petra is

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ready. There is Chloe, she has a muscle-wasting disease. It causes

:02:03.:02:08.

weakness in the arms, lake, throat and face muscles. She has used a

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wheelchair since primary school. -- the arms, legs, throat and face

:02:14.:02:18.

muscles. She laughs wheelchair tennis and says this is a dream

:02:18.:02:23.

moment to be out here with these two great players. Just to remind

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you we are using electronic review. Any Questions? Which player would

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you like to call? Petra. Heads, please. It is tails. Maria? I will

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receive. OK, a few photos. That is not a very positive start.

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It is interesting, they both rely on their serve so much. I don't

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think Martina Navratilova would have let anybody serve first, but I

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think Maria is thinking it will give her a game to get her arm

:03:02.:03:07.

warmed up and get the feet moving, get the nerves out before she has

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to serve and think she has do hold serve. And maybe think that Petr is

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petrified and that she is not going to serve at her best. -- Petra is

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petrified. When Azarenka paid Kvitova,, cadet are best served

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first and faced a few break points There Chloe will be watching this

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match with her family. As far as Maria Sharapova is concerned, I

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love the return of serve and she is so intimidating took serve against.

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You know you need a high serve -- first serve percentage. Maria

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spends a lot of time on the practise court. I am talking half

:04:00.:04:04.

an hour frequently, and before every match, at least five or 10

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minutes on her return, picking a target and going after them. Maria

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rarely lets up on her second serve. Both of them play their best tennis

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when they play second shots. It is a risk, but also a great game, it

:04:26.:04:33.

translates well to the grass court service. They talked a bit about

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her being left-handed, and that serve will be key. She could really

:04:39.:04:43.

use the movement, to get Maria out of court, but to serve into the

:04:44.:04:53.
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In the last couple of days, Maria has had press conferences, and the

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first thing she mentioned was the fact that Kvitova was left-handed.

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It is difficult to get used to. The serve can go out wide, it can go up

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the T. I'm going to ask you where you're going to put your money.

:05:30.:05:37.

Well, gosh, I have gone with Maria since the beginning. Lynsey has

:05:37.:05:45.

changed her mind, she's Gone With Kvitova. I know, it is tough. But

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I'm going to stick with Maria. has been lovely to talk to you,

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Tracy. I know you will be heading off to the commentary box now. This

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match is also being broadcast in 3D. If you have an h-t box and a 3D

:06:01.:06:11.
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television, you can watch this in We are ready for this final, it

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promises to be a thriller. Tracy is on her way to join John McEnroe and

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Good afternoon. As usual the expectations surrounding the Centre

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Court for ladies' final stage, and what a file it potentially could be.

:06:31.:06:34.

Maria Sharapova knows how to win this tournament, and you wonder

:06:34.:06:38.

whether that would be the edge that get Sir through to this second

:06:38.:06:44.

title here. -- gets her through. Up against a potentially dangerous

:06:44.:06:50.

opponent. This is the tall Russian, who has rediscovered her form in

:06:50.:06:56.

2011 after the terrible shoulder injury. Still, fairly young, so

:06:56.:07:04.

maybe many more major titles for her. She is currently ranked six,

:07:04.:07:10.

has the potential to go to three if she can win here. And of course,

:07:10.:07:14.

like the person sitting next to me, John McEnroe, has been world number

:07:14.:07:24.

one. It is always an incredible thing. A Wimbledon final. You can

:07:24.:07:29.

see her road has been pretty easy. You thought she would have been in

:07:29.:07:34.

more of these finals after winning at 17 years of age. What was the

:07:34.:07:40.

last name? The Williams. They caused some headaches. It was her

:07:41.:07:44.

shoulder that curtailed her for quite a while. It is part of why

:07:44.:07:48.

she is having serving problems. She has tried everything, an

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abbreviated motion, a different take back. Seems to have gone back

:07:52.:07:56.

to what she did at the beginning. It has been a headache, caused

:07:56.:08:03.

problems in her semi-final. Here, and maybe the reason she lost to Li

:08:03.:08:07.

Na in the semi-finals of the French. Mentally, she is as tough as anyone

:08:07.:08:12.

I have seen on a tennis court, man or woman. This is what this 21-

:08:12.:08:16.

year-old, who I think will be more prepared than many may expect...

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She has never been in a Grand Slam final. She was at the semi-finals

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here last year. She has worked her way methodically up the rankings

:08:24.:08:28.

since breaking through here. A fantastic year, winning on all

:08:29.:08:34.

surfaces. It is clear when you watch it, she uses the lefty serve

:08:34.:08:40.

so well. Her best surface is the one she is playing on right now.

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She is a player who was troubled a couple of times. Nerves, in both

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cases, got the best of her. She sensed something spectacular was

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going to happen, particularly for the match against Azarenka. That

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first set, wow, she was unbelievably good. Interesting that

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she has been on court less time than Sharapova, even though she has

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dropped a couple of sets. That is interesting. He plays at a couple -

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- a very quick pace. It is part of what worries me. If things go off,

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if she is able to slow herself, to recognise that maybe, she needs to

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go to a plan B or try something different... This is going to be

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awfully interesting. awfully interesting.

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Alison Lang from Great Britain will Alison Lang from Great Britain will

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chair this final. The 5th Ladies' Singles final for Alison. Kvitova

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to serve first, my strength against yours. Maria's return game is right

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up there. It started with Monica Seles. There is Sasha Abuja chick -

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- Sacha Vujacic. He used to play for the LA Lakers. He is a free

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agent now. Maria is probably thinking, I think you should go to

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New York or LA. We will see how the young 21-year-old comes out of the

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Out wide. Trying to take away the Four years, I wondered why Roger

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Federer didn't do that very thing - - for years. Sharapova is outside

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the doubles Ali and it causes Kvitova to rethink. It is a good

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That potentially, a nerve settling As was that. Another option is to

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slice it into her body. Maria doesn't often return from that

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position. It is a bit of a new look for her, to have to deal with. The

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lefty spin, coming into her Do you know who won the toss?

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won the toss, and chose to receive. That is surprising. That was also a

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good call. She has a break point Perfect start for the Russian. Just

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the 5th time that Kvitova has been broken in The Championships. She is

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not used to the return of serves coming back with such pace.

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Finishing her service motion and the return of serve is on her.

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is more nerves. I remember a semi- final when my legs were shaking, as

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I tried to deal with Jimmy Connors' return, which was not too shabby.

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She has ever been in this position. She is trying to get the

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butterflies out, and there are some annoying flies out there as well,

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haven't seen that before on Centre Court.

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Might cause some problems with the Sensational forehand! That bodes

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well, a good response after dropping her serve. One of Maria's

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best shots, the backhand on the run, she is able to flick it so well

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I think it is safe to say, you will We interviewed Maria for American

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TV, and she said, that is women's tennis, just deal with it. Returns

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Opportunity for Kvitova to get the There is the break back. Her coach

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was on the right of the picture there, briefly. He will also be

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breathing a sigh of relief. The trainer on the left, there. Both

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clearly doing an excellent job. This young lady is playing better

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than ever, there is no doubt about it. That was just what she needed.

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That is that lefty slice that is going to come into her body. That

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is a good call for her. Kvitova credits those two young men for

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helping her too much -- so much. She said she has had to work hard

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to make her serve a weapon. She has been with that team for three years

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UMPIRE: Me Sharapova is challenging the call. -- Miss Sharapova.

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one element that Kvitova has is I am very impressed with how well

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Kvitova uses the slice, for such a tall girl. That will be important

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for her. She has more variety, she has been to the net twice as much

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as Maria and she is quite handy at For someone as tall as she is, she

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gets down very low. Excellent knee bend off the ground when she needs

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Sharapova at saw it coming. guessed right. She was forced to.

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She doesn't have that sprint speed that some of those ladies have. A

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good, calculated risk. Still in the That is what she will do if you

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serve a soft second serve. Which of course, put so much pressure on

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Obviously, that is the plan for both players, they hit so hard and

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flat, trying to rush the other, get the other off balance. When they

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continue to hit hard and flat, that is when they draw the unforced

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Here comes a challenge again from Sharapova. She looks convinced as

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well. This is why this challenge system has come a long. Look at

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this. Instead of it being jews, it Once you have committed to your

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shot, whether or not the player ends up being there or not, it is

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hard to change gears. It is better to hit a firm ball and make Maria

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come up with a tough past. She couldn't do it. Maria is used to

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doing this to others. She's not She got used to it, dealing with

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the Williams sisters. It is a different shot because I think

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Kvitova hits flatter than the Williams sisters. That is more

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That is special. If that is a glimpse into the future, this could

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be a special afternoon. STUDIO: Indeed, tennis of the

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highest quality in just three games. highest quality in just three games.

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We will just dropped into No 1 Court, to see how Liam Broady is

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going. When we were last there, he was a break of serve up in the

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second set, but he was broken twice, he has dropped the second set. It

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is into a third and final set. That is live on the red button and

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is live on the red button and COMMENTATORS: Kvitova will be

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sitting there and she will be delighted with the way she got out

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of that last service game, very tough. There was that call that got

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Maria back in, and then a another call, and suddenly she was under

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severe pressure, looking like she may be broken again. Condoleezza

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Rice. There are lots of former Champions in the Royal Box, and a

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former Secretary of State. She was in Prague, where Kvitova is from,

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yesterday. They named a street after Ronald Reagan. It would have

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been the -- his 100 birthday. They felt he was the main contributed to

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the demise of contribution, so she There is the backhand slice, that

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can cause the error. It comes at a different speed. It is a nice

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backed can slice. Really cuts it well -- nice backhand slice.

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Is Kvitova weaker off one wing of the return? I think she's pretty

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I think she is weaker when she has to stretch out on her backhand.

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can't put enough weight behind her We saw a lot of those in the semi-

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finals, that is for sure. Became an issue in the semi-finals of the

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French, she lost to Li Na. It is a headache, to have to deal with.

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just the double fault, but the first serve percentage, under 50%.

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48%, not what she can afford to Her camp might be getting nervous.

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I think she could have taken an extra step, and the shot would have

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been easier to pull off. Marie are doing what she has to do, get the

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first serve in. Maria taking so much time in between points.

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Supposed to be 25 seconds. We have had a couple of breaks, a

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You sense that she thought that was more than half a chance. I think

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she likes to play at a quicker pace A think she maybe actually helping

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her settle down. You are playing fast, you look up and the set will

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be over. Let this sink in for Very different service positioning

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She got lucky there because the court was wide-open for Sharapova.

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She doesn't miss that very often. She does like to get a little bit

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wider, Kvitova, to get that angle but that opens the door for

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She would prefer if Maria tries to go cross-court, that is any easier

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shot for her to deal with. easier shot from Maria as well. She

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First time in a Wimbledon final and Everything that we really wanted

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from Kvitova. We knew that Sharapova can handle these

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occasions, but the question was how Kvitova was going to come out here

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and the signs are great. She is taking her time. She did seemed

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annoyed that Maria on her own serve was taking that extra time but she

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needs to get used to the pace of the server. Billie-Jean King.

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time winner here at Wimbledon. Just the most passionate tennis fan

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around. Martina Navratilova, nine- times singles champion. It was her

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lefty serve that helped her so much. Jana Novotna. Back in 98.

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Czechs are out in force! Maria boy no, she is always here. Such an

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It looked awkward but it was effective. That is why she does not

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volley a whole lot, because she pretty much goes four winners on

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the approach shot. That's right, a lot of swinging volleys as well.

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That is really unusual for a top player not to hit an overhead. She

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goes matches where she doesn't hit Her depth of shot, Kvitova, is

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really impressive here. That thing She just stayed ahead enough in

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that point to get it done, impressive. Good scrambling by

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Kvitova. Good movement from Sharapova, who said she feels like

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she is stronger. It is so important for her to be a little bit quicker

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to the ball. She has played a lot You see that more often with the

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players going up the middle, that gives you three options. It is a

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The Achilles heel reappears. It is It seems to offer to time, waiting

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for it to drop down. -- tougher to time. It affected her performance

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in the semi-finals but Sharapova was still able to get through. But

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she has just gifted Kvitova that break of serve. Two doubles in a

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row, and the last one was not even A softer serve there, and it really

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For a moment there, another all left-handed final. She will often

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go to the left hand when she is on the stretch. She obviously didn't

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want to hit this shot. That means she is in big trouble. Kvitova

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Looking comfortable. That is such a nasty served to return. 100 that

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What an excellent half-hour that has been for Kvitova. Think about

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it, she walked out on Centre Court, never been there before, she loses

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her serve in the first game and now we sit back 30 minutes into the

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match and she looks like she's unbeatable almost. Playing so well,

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like she did in the first set of the semis. Azarenka was the same,

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she didn't step up quite so much. The key is whether she can sustain

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this for the two sets. She has so much experience, she lost to Serena

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Williams last year in the semi- finals. It was not that she let up,

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more that she tightened up, seeing how close she was to get in here.

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That is what we are all asking. think she tightened up, therefore

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she leapt up and backed away from her shots. There is a leftie that

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one this, and Jones. There is Nick Clegg. Captain of his college

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tennis team, says he plays his best tennis in the warm up. That is

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That is three doubles in a row, two at the end of the last game. It is

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a big second serve, isn't it? When you have just missed two in your

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previous game, then you put one in there at 100 mph. She knows that

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I think she should try to get her percentages up to like 80. She is

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little or bought 60%. She should basically cut out the second serve

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entirely, try different spins, cricket sometimes, slice it into

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the body, place it, but try not to Got a glimpse of just how flat

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Kvitova was hitting the ball in this, just 48 centimetres the net

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clearance compared to 78 for the Russian. Nine mph faster on the

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Maybe she should have sliced that. She tried a very tough shot, maybe

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Beautifully done again, the slice set it up. That is a tough shot to

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deal with. Sharapova taking some Even there, she will not hit the

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overhead. Still gets the job done. She learned from a couple of points

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to go on the full stretch on the backhand, she went to the slice

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this time. Got it back in play, Sharapova yet to drop a set in

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these championships, in danger of She got her first ace in the semis

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a set point up, this time a set point down. She has got to hang in

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There it is, the first over head of The set point saved, the service

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game held, but still a lot of work So many obvious attributes, the

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Russian, but that competitiveness get her through so many encounters.

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That is true, her tenacity, her will to win is incredible. Right

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now, only matched by Serena Williams on the women's tour right

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It is disturbing former rear that she is not hitting the ball as

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clean off the ground as we are used to seeing, especially in this

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tournament. She is feeling a lot more rushed than players she is

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That was the perfect serve. Triple set point now for Kvitova or on her

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50% of the journey undertaken on the journey to her opening title.

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SUE BARKER: Are the overwhelming favourite was Sharapova but it is

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Kvitova who has taken the first set Kvitova who has taken the first set

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and in some style. We will be back on centre in just a moment, but

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disappointing news for Britain over on Court One because Liam is now

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having to serve to stay in this match. That is live on the red

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button, on all platforms and online. We now know who is through to the

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ladies doubles final. It is Lisicki and Stosur. They are through to the

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final and will be on Centre Court later on today. Back we go to the

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For this reminds me of seven years ago when I saw Sharapova play in

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Serena Williams and going out were as if it was no big deal,

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dominating. I think that score was 6-1, 6-4. This is almost as

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impressive, considering that she dumped served the first game. Look

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at her percentage compared to Sharapova. 76% and she is losing so

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she is faced with a dilemma about what to do. It will be interesting

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if she has got an alternative to what has happened so far. You

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suspect she will have something up her sleeve. And whether Kvitova can

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She tightened up in the second set of the semis, it would be

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surprising if she didn't. She is just one set away from her first

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That is wonderful! Testing her to the limit, but once again finding

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all the answers. She has such a loose swing on the forehand. This

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one here was very impressive to get the angle. Sharapova tries to get

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the angle back. I would like to see her tribe that drop shot. She had

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her off the court and hit it right back to her, paid the price. A late

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call that Sharapova will challenge. This isn't watching needs, more

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time to think about her second UMPIRE: Sharapova has two

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challenges remaining. I think she knew it was out, it was pretty

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clearly out, but here we are again If it was called in, that will be a

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challenge. She has got to challenge that because it will be a break.

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What was your sense? My sense is that it caught a bit of the back

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Mine eyes haven't totally deceived me yet. That was a special forehand.

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She talked a bit about the slice, and this is the speed that it has

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come through to Sharapova. She has been struggling to deal with this

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particular shot. You wonder if that is in her repertoire, that is part

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of the problem. Tracey said that she has more variety in her game,

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and you can see that right now. Plus she is moving better. Maria

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has got to impose her will. She seems a little bit shaken at the

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moment, you don't see that very Same style, Kvitova doing it better

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That is her first double. And when does the change come from Kvitova's

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mindset, from the underdog, the one who has got to produce the tennis,

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now a set and a break-up. That is when it comes out, exactly, there

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you go! That is why the double just That is really surprising to see

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her miss it by that much. On her back foot. That is what I was

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talking about earlier, where they let up. They need to continue to

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drive the ball and stay on the What a pick up! I am not sure she

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will admit that is what she meant, but she will take that. Just to get

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it back in play! Instinct can't be coached. You got that right. It

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seems like the better players somehow go in knowing it almost

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every time. How often do you see that with Nadal when he comes up

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A great serve to open the court, and Kvitova knows that very end

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nine times out of 10 will go cross- JOHN MCENROE: Much better serve

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Even with a couple of double faults, Even with a couple of double faults,

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she consolidates the break of serve. That left the spin is really

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TRACY AUSTIN: That was a slower serve. I think that's a good play.

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Kvitova has won the last six games in a row. Can Sharapova stop the

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in a row. Can Sharapova stop the The acoustics are so good here that

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there was someone on the phone almost at the top of the stadium,

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and you could hear it on the court. SUE BARKER: We will be straight

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back on Centre Court. But over on Court No. 1, I'm afraid it has

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ended in disappointment for the British youngster, Liam Broady.

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Huge disappointment for Broady, who was a set and a break up in that

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And Kvitova is in exactly the same position, a set and a break up. It

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is interesting to look at Sharapova's record against left-

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handers. She has only played 34 matches against left-handers,

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compared to more than 420 against right-handers. It is a massive

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adjustment. JOHN MCENROE: It is an adjustment

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you should be able to make pretty easily, I would think. It is about

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the quality of the opposition. They do not come around too often as

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good as Kvitova. She's not playing well right now, surprisingly, after

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getting that break in the first Sharapova has had more races than

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She put enough on that one to put it up the line, and Sharapova could

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not react. She was not able to get on the front foot properly, but she

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was powerful enough to get it away. Sharapova has moved back to give

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herself some more time on the return. That's a good adjustment.

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She will keep searching for a way back, make no mistake about it.

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I have watched her play a couple of matches where she keeps going up

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the middle, and I will bet you Maria's new coach warned her about

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this, and boy, did it pay-off No doubt Sharapova can sense

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That's a very poor shot, as simple as that. Not surprising that she's

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JOHN MCENROE: That's the best shot she has hit today.

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TRACY AUSTIN: She was so off balance, it was way behind her. And

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then to send it back with that kind I'm sure she thought that point was

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hers. Kvitova played some really She keeps passing all the mental

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Either player just takes a bit of pace of the shot, and the other one

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There's that ball you were talking about, didn't have enough on it,

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Not often that Sharapova's constantly on the back foot after

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her first serve. I loved the way that Kvitova was

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more than willing to move in. Some of the players on tour do not like

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Just a humongous return of serve. Half that box is standing after a

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She just continues to impress. TRACY AUSTIN: She just takes such a

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full swing. She gets so much penetration.

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JOHN MCENROE: Maria's trying to use the slice to get it into Kvitova's

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forehand. But because she's so lacking in confidence on her serve,

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she is having to go for safety a bit too much to get it in, and it

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is sitting up just enough so that Kvitova is absolutely ripping it.

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It is being hit harder than the serve, no doubt about it. She's

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taking her game to a new level now, This is a 21-year-old Czech who has

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never been in a Grand Slam final, and look how well she's playing -

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There's no way this lady's going to Both of them very tall, they're

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getting down nice and low for these And a graphic illustration of that

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here. She finishes that stroke literally on her knees. I think

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Sharapova feels like she's on her Took her eye off the ball. Remember

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what happened to Murray when he was up in the second set, missed a shot

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about as easy as that and turned the whole thing around against

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Nadal. Didn't seem to bother her in JOHN MCENROE: She loves pace -

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How costly could that easy backhand Smart serve. That is absolutely a

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smart serve, jamming Sharapova for Oh, no! How did she miss that? That

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is unbelievable. She did not need to go so close to the line. Not at

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all. Once again, the serve, totally And Sharapova good enough to

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Two basic errors, that's going to You don't want to give gifts at

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this moment. Kvitova has got JOHN MCENROE: It doesn't even look

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Maria taking a look at the grass, I have never seen that reaction from

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her. Still thinking about that Trying to go up the line with the

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forehand, but not successful. pendulum perhaps swinging back

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towards Kvitova once again in this Once again, Kvitova regains the

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That certainly is the sign of a champion, to be able to shrug off

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something as bad as what happened in the previous game. Just to be

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able to bounce back again and look like she believes again. Talk about

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unpredictable - how does anyone get momentum right now? 16 games, eight

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breaks of serve. Only half the time they have been able to hold. Set

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and a break, it is more like a set Henman Hill, it is pretty well pack,

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well done. It has been an intriguing final, it has been a

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good build-up to it, no-one quite sure what was going to happen out

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here. And it has proved to be The problem with new balls, they

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fly a bit. It certainly did on that That was called out, but changed.

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They are going to play a let. So intimidating to play someone

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like Sharapova because you know she will never disappear. She will

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Good composure shown by Kvitova. She made sure of her first serve,

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100 mph. Didn't want to give Sharapova a look-in on her second.

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Same serve, same play. Gets another 80 minutes played, and now cover to

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there is just one game away from You can't accuse Maria, if she's

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not playing well, of not being to A little bit of a loose game from

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Kvitova. Something tells me she realise it's one game away from

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Maria's fiance still believes, but does Maria herself? How difficult

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is this now? JOHN MCENROE: this is extremely

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exciting, it is so exciting. Your heart starts beating faster and

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faster, as you try to tell yourself, just keep what you were doing,

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simple as that. TRACY AUSTIN: And don't think of

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the finish line. Just think about the next point. Think about

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something real basic. Think about the first point or two. Don't look

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in the Royal Box. No, don't do that. Don't look anywhere, just keep it

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within the rectangle. Try to get those legs moving, that's a good

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For Sharapova, get more balls back Such a great couple of points.

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gets so much power from anywhere on She couldn't have asked for it to

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go any better, this game. On a Her first ever Wimbledon title,

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A stunning end! Petra Kvitova is Her first ace of the final, and

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everybody standing, including the nine times champion. She knows how

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it feels to win the first one. One wonders how many this player has in

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front of her. I think it is the first of many. She has a very

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complete game. Big shots from both forehand and backhand, finishes

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points at the net well, could finesse. Now, as a Wimbledon

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champion, she will feel a big part of the elite in women's tennis.

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couldn't agree more. I think she's going to win many Grand Slams. We

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are seeing a very special talent. We first saw her last year, and boy,

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has she improved her game. To go out for the first time and play the

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way she did, to handle the adversity as well, it was

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shockingly good. That is not easy to do at all. She made it look

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pretty easy, I will tell you. Youngest champion since Roland

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Garros in 2008 when Ana Ivanovic won there. But the composer she --

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composure she showed every single time. Great resilience. This is the

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moment. A pretty good time to serve your first ace! Sheer joy, and

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She will be able to watch that many One of several left-handed players

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to win in the final here, including Martina Navratilova and Ann Jones.

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It has taken 20 years or so. trophies will now be presented on

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court by his Royal Highness, the Duke of Kent. The Duke's a company

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by Philip Brook, chairman of the All England Club, and the President

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of the Lawn Tennis Association. is already on the roll of honour

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here. Boy, that doesn't take long! They have been doing it for a few

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years, haven't they? Lay dazed and gentlemen, the chair umpire, Alison

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And the runner-up, Maria Sharapova. Still a favourite with the fans.

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She was the favourite, but I think even she would agree she has been

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outplayed today. But she knows how it feels, did the same thing to

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Serena Williams seven years ago. Serena was a heavy favourite then.

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And the Wimbledon ladies' singles champion 2011, Petra Kvitova.

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champion. It has been a long journey, but this is a short walk.

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The Venus rosewater dish in her hands for the very first time, what

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a feeling that must be. Made all the way back in 1864, so much

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history attached to it, so many great names engraved on it. Ian

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Ritchie, the chief executive of the All England Club adding his

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congratulations, there will be many more.

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SUE BARKER: I know it wasn't the result you wanted, but you came

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across a player who was just inspired today. Yes, absolutely.

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Unfortunately in tennis there is only one winner at the end of the

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day. That is what makes this tournament so special, so

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congratulations on a wonderful victory. I have had so much amazing

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support over so many years, and to be back on the stage and holding

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the runner-up trophy is something - I would have wanted that big one

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obviously, but it is something I will be back four and hoping to get

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again soon. Thank you very much. Maria Sharapova!

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Petra Kvitova, Wimbledon champion - how does that sound? To see the

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great players in the Royal Box, I am so happy that I'm won.

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showed no sign of nerves. In that final game, your coach and your

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trainer were so excited but you looked so can't! -- calm. Of course

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I was nervous but I had to focus on each point. Is that the best match

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you have ever played? I think so, of course, in the final Wimbledon!

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-- the final of Wimbledon. mentioned so many great champions

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in the Royal Box today, and I know Martina Navratilova and Jana

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Novotna are especially proud. Have they inspired you? Yes, it is very

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nice they are watching me. They have watched me through the

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tournament and given me some advice. It is great. And your family is

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here today, your parents and your brothers have come over here. Where

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are they? Over there. Have you got a message for them? I love you guys.

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You now know that you have a lot of interviews to do, but first

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everybody here wants to have a picture of you with that trophy.

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Are you ready for your lap of honour? Yes, I am ready. Fantastic.

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The champion this year, Petra She speaks as well as she plays.

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Maria is gracious in defeat, leaving Kvitova to have her moment

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in the sun. Sterling silver, the Venus rosewater dish, but that must

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feel like pure gold in her hands It is a remarkable story because

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this wasn't necessarily her most famous surfaced at the start of her

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career. She lost her first ever four matches on the surface, but

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has won the last 16 of 18 and it will take a very special player to

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stop her in the future. Her coach As ever, you can hear the crowd

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giving their sympathy to the runner-up. It has been a wonderful

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tournament for Sharapova, and it has been a good 2011 for the

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This is a tradition that was started a number of years ago now,

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and it gives all the spectators and fans who are fortunate enough to be

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on Centre Court the opportunity to give get their own picture of the

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newly crowned champion. So many questions answered today by Kvitova

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in terms of her temperament on the big stage. We knew she had the

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ability and the game to be the champion here, it was just a

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question of whether she could produce it on the day, up against

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one of the fiercest competitors on the women's tour. Maria Sharapova

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fought back so valiantly from the shoulder injury, tested her, but

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Jana Novotna the last champion back in 1998 from the Czech Republic,

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and there she is. Absolutely thrilled for her fellow

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We all remember the emotional Andrew Jarrett, and as this

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tournament comes to a close another successful championships. Her

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brother, and father. She takes the original trophy off the court. She

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is the champion. She leaves the SUE BARKER: You just get the

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feeling she will be the champion of Grand Slams for many years to come.

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It was such a polished performance from this 21 year-old. Reached the

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semi-finals last year, but now she is the champion. The new chairman

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this year, Philip Brook, she is meeting him. There she is, her name

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is already on the board. She seems overwhelmed by the whole occasion,

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but she was as cool as a cucumber on court right through that final.

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No sign of nerves at all. What a time to pick to serve your first

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ace, and to win the Wimbledon trophy. I don't think she quite

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believed it. The junior and Tracey are with me. Virginia, you remember

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that feeling I'm sure. You would have been very impressed with her

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performance today. I wish I had served like that. What was so

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impressive was the way she mixed up her serve. It was just sort of like

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a swinging thing, and her groundstrokes, she gets on a roll

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and when she is good she is unbelievable. But to be that good

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in the first final that you ever play at Wimbledon, that is what is

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really good. That says a lot about her as a person, doesn't it? That

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she can produce that tennis and hold her nerve. Yes, she started

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out so well and you felt she was going to have a struggle in the

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second set. She missed the easy backhand, and the easier queued

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forehand and lost her serve. That to me was the crucial time in the

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match. That was when Maria needed to grab hold of the match, and she

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couldn't. She double-faulted, and she really let it back into

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Kvitova's court. A lot of changes and momentum and Kvitova handled it

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beautifully. It is not often you see Maria on the back foot like

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that. One of the things that has been impressive about Maria this

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year is have improved speed around the court. She is in perfect

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physical shape. At certain stages she has been carrying extra weight,

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or underweight, but she is still not the quickest round the court.

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You look at someone like Kvitova who is also tall and gangly. They

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might say that is one area she might need to work on, her foot

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speed, but she was everywhere today. It was so great sitting behind the

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court because you can really see the explosiveness of the shots and

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she was really swinging. She could have hit winners with her eyes shut

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today. You have done this Virginia, she is heading out to the front of

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Centre Court. This is one of the great traditions of this tournament,

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to come out and show those who were not lucky enough to get a ticket to

:53:29.:53:33.

Centre Court to show them the trophy. I am sure she will be

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encouraged to wander down the line. But this is a whole new experience

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for her. And I am telling you, that drove the is so heavy! She is a

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strong girl. The photographers keep asking you to hold it up, and that

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is the best you can do. If you hold it over your head, your arms start

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falling off! It is a magnificent trophy. I knew when I won it, I was

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so excited that all I was thinking was I know I am going to see

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pictures of me in the paper holding the trophy, because you are just so

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overwhelmed with the occasion. is life-changing. She was number

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eight in the world, three titles this year, now Wimbledon champion,

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Grand Slam champion, and everyone will be going after her. How will

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she handle that? She will be so famous and it is such an exciting

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day for her, to be able to have that luxury of having three match

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points as well. That was fantastic because you have that cushion, and

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then to finish it with any case, to not even have to play that point.

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You were in the studio with me when the coin toss was played. When the

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serve was broken we thought it was such a good decision but we will

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show you the second game because this was key to the match. If she

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had lost this game, it could have been over very quickly in

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Sharapova's favour. Just so hard hitting, both of them. Look at the

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depth she hits. Sharapova is usually the one moving her opponent

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about the court and keeping them off balance, but Sharapova got a

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bit of her own medicine today. Kvitova, in that first set she was

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hitting her ground strokes around nine mph faster than her opponent.

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Did you know that at the start of the match, if you do lose your

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serve and lose a game, it is hard to come back from that, isn't it?

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Yes, Kvitova seemed to be all hard hitting forehands. Is Maria ever

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going to find a way of preventing that? Maria likes to move her

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opponents around, and she was on the back end of the steam engine

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there. Because you don't often see people returning her serve like

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this, do you? No, I think Kvitova plays defence a little better than

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the rear. Maria needs to be on a fence to win. Once you get in a

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defensive position, she finds it hard to get the point back into

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neutral. A lot of people were thinking Kvitova is an unknown so

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it is an anti-climax but I hope they realise how good she is. She

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should be around for a long time, with the talent that she has. She

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will already be a household name, a worldwide name, and I think people

:56:53.:56:59.

will really enjoy watching her. The power and the accuracy. I would

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like to see a little more variety in a match like this. I think there

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is capability have more variety for Kvitova. She is quite good around

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the neck, she doesn't have to go up there too frequently but that is

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another dimension she can work on with her coach to add more to her

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game. And that is exciting, to win her first Grand Slam and there is

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still more room for improvement. You would expect her to be nervous

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at this stage, but that point was particularly keep and she looked so

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cool out there. She made a few errors. You thought she might get a

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little joke, but she hit some of the returns and then finished off

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Kvitova had made a number of unforced errors at 5-3, kind of a

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loose game, and you thought OK, well she play another loose game?

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But she came out, cleaned up, dictated again, and got back on

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track. If you play on your debut, because did you win your first

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Grand Slam? Never. I wasn't a regular in the finals are so I have

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to win it when I was there! This girl is going to be a regular. I

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watched her beat Kim Clijsters in the final of an indoor tournament

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in Paris a few months ago, and she was incredible. That time she was

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coming up to the net a bit because she was hitting so aggressively

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that she was throwing herself into the court and volleying well, too.

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Sharapova didn't find her rhythm, Kvitova didn't allow her to. Match

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point. This is the perfect way to end it, look at that. All through

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the match, Maria was struggling to meet her shots. They are so well-

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disguised, she can hit the forehand across the court, down the line

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equally, and she conserving to any corner of the box with any kind of

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spin. She is almost embarrassed by her success, isn't she? It reminds

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me of what Maria did two so Arena. Serena was the more experienced

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players for -- player. Never in history of women's Grand Slams has

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a number eight seed won the title, until today! So she has broken that

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record as well. Thumbs-up from Martina, who picked her to win the

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tournament right from the start. Of course she knows that feeling well,

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too. She was always looking like a potential winner. If things went

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right, and they went so right today. It is pretty nice to go on and play

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a match when you see the ball like a football and you can't do any

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will star and a word for Maria Sharapova because she was not

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allowed to play her best today but semi-finals of the French she

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looked good and the final here, it is good to have her back. It is

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very good to have her back because it has been a long time after the

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surgery to come back a full circle. I think she is back all the way now.

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She just played against a player who was hot today. Similar styles

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of play but played it a bit better than the rear. You know she will be

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so disappointed, and she will get back on the practice court. That is

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exactly what she wants, more Grand Slam titles. You would think she

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would have enough, with the money and the titles but she is so

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passionate about the game. This will be tough for her to swallow.

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The only Grand Slam title she lost before this was again Serena

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Bakery the semi-finals had been decided, and the Williams sisters

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were not there, she would have been expecting it. She's so professional.

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Her mind is so tough. You thought she would come back. I was

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surprised that she went off the boil a bit in the middle of the

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second set. Kvitova threw in some marginally slower service, and

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suddenly, Maria got a bit messed up. She's a great player, I thought she

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might win the tournament, I thought she might win the French. I'm only

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disappointed from her point of view, I thought it was great for the game

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that Kvitova one this. After Royal, she's only 24 years old, Maria

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Sharapova. If she can stay in decent condition, hopefully I think

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people will appreciate her game and she will be up at the top. Just to

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get a comment from both of you about women's tennis - the Williams

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sisters are back, we have got new stars emerging, we have been very

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critical of the women's game, but you get a feeling that it is

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beginning to turn. And hopefully Kim Clijsters will be back as well.

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The Williams sisters, just not enough matchplay before Wimbledon

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to make a huge threat here. The women's game has taken some hits,

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but now we have a new star. Azarenka also get into the semi-

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finals of a Grand Slam for the first time. It is a transitional

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period. Li Na winning the French Open at 29 years old. Schiavone

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winning at last year at 29 Aug 30. There's a lot of stars. I thought

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it was very good news that the three most promising of the new

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generation got to the semi-finals. Sabine Lisicki, she was not quite

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ready to win this tournament, but boy, is she a threat? And Azarenka

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as well. I was listening to somebody on the radio today, saying

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that they had heard comments that the final might be a bit of an

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anti-climax. They said, no, there have been so many great matches on

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the women's side, so I think we turned a big corner. The men have

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got these superstars at the top. It is just a privileged generation.

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was a terrific final and a great story. Thank you very much, both of

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you. The Women's Final has been completed, but about to takes place

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is the men's doubles. It is the Bryan brothers. They have won this

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once before, Bob and Mike Bryan, up against last year's runners-up,

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Horia Tecau and Robert Lindstedt. Walking on to Centre Court for the

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doubles. They are a great story, the Bryan brothers. They have been

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around for a long time. They have won numerous Grand Slam titles.

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Before the tournament, John Inverdale caught up with the twin

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brothers from America. 71 tor titles, 10 Grand Slams, the best

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known doubles partnership in the world. So, where do you go for a

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chat with two of the most genial men of the tour? The pub. Was there

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ever any likelihood of one of you being a tennis player and one of

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being a tennis player and one of you being a nuclear scientist?

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don't think so, we were always a package deal. We have the same DNA,

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we both loved tennis. Our parents had it all set up for us. My dad

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owned a tennis club, they were both prose, and they treat us into

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following this path. At any stage did either of you think, during

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those rebellious teenage years, did you think, I hate this game, get

:05:33.:05:38.

out of here. I thought I hated my brother, but I never thought I

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hated the game. My dad did a good job, he made it fun for us. He took

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us to matches. When we went to tournaments, we went with our

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friends, we were always having a blast. We set our goals and never

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wanted to do anything else. What age were you when you set those

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goals? We played our first tournament at age six. Was that

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doubles? Yes. Every January 1st, we put our goals on the refrigerator.

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If it was just to win 10 trophies or get a college scholarship, there

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was always a goal on the refrigerator. An were you winning

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aged six? Yes, it was a novice, local tournament, but we made sure

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we did the stepping stone. You start off low and then you go up.

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How many times have you faced each other in singles? We have met in

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the finals of more than 100 tournaments, but our parents did

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not let us play against each other until we were 17 years old. They

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did not one of us to dominate the other. Because that was when we

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might lose interest and not love the game. That developed our

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friendship, and that's why we're playing doubles together, we don't

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hate each other. So, when you did play against each other, at 17, who

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was winning? I took him out. No, we were pretty even. We have played 20

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times, and it is 10-10. I got you in the US Open final. It is pretty

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even. Even in mixed doubles. We are one complete player, he has got the

:07:40.:07:45.

big serve, I have got the good return. When you were setting those

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goals, you probably imagine what life as a tennis player was going

:07:49.:07:57.

to be like - is it like that? it is a great life. We went to see

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Agassi play at Indian Wells when we were 10 years old, we wanted to be

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just like him. And you read his book, and he talks about the

:08:06.:08:11.

turmoil, and there times when he was hating the game. Yes, there's

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pressure. There's money and points on the line every week. We put a

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lot of pressure on ourselves and each other to play Bath. We expect

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to be number one at the end of the year. That takes winning a lot of

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matches and not really getting up at any time. When you win a

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tournament on Saturday night, you want to go party, but you think of

:08:35.:08:38.

a voice in the back of your head saying, but you have got to play on

:08:38.:08:44.

Tuesday next week, let's keep it tight. Yes, for the past 13 years,

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we have made sacrifices. We don't go out very often, we're always

:08:49.:08:54.

training. We have been in Europe for two months straight now. You

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have just got to pack your bags and become road warriors, basically.

:08:59.:09:06.

Having had tennis in your blood from day one, can you conceive of a

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life without tennis? We're going to try to milk this as long as we can.

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We have spoken to players who retire early, and they just get

:09:14.:09:20.

bored. Stay on the tour as long as possible. Yes, you get that

:09:20.:09:25.

adrenalin. The highs and lows. A lot of players, they go home, and

:09:25.:09:31.

they're dead, they don't have the thrill of the win. So we're going

:09:31.:09:36.

to take their advice and keep going as long as we can. We are 33, we

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:09:46.:09:46.

can see the finish line. One last sprint, and like Mike said, milk it.

:09:46.:09:53.

Whose idea was the bumping chests? We started at move when we were in

:09:53.:09:57.

college. We wanted to get all of our College teammates excited. For

:09:57.:10:02.

some reason, we jumped up in the air and did that, and it was on the

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front cover of the Stanford Daily News. So we started doing it. And

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now it is our signature move. actually took a lot of heat when we

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did it on the tour, a lot of the veteran guys in the locker room

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where, these cocky little twins, doing that. One of them wanted to

:10:28.:10:32.

fight this one time in Indianapolis, in our first rookie year on the

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tour. Then we started winning, and we got the respect of the guys.

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They're extremely nice guys, but isn't it impossible to tell the

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difference? Luckily, Bob is left- handed, and Mike is right hand it,

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so we have got a chance. Let's join this match, with John Lloyd and

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Yes, the Bryan brothers playing their fifth final at Wimbledon, but

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surprisingly, they have only won once. They're up against the pair

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who were runners-up last year, that's Robert Lindstedt of Sweden

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and Horia Tecau of Romania. Straw Dundee eighth seeds up against the

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number 1 seeds. This is the youngest man on the court, Horia

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The Bryan brothers easy to tell apart, because Bob is the left-

:11:50.:11:59.

hander, and a Mike is the right hander. Actually play the wrong way

:11:59.:12:05.

round, don't they? Yes, but the reason they do that it is so that

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they can both get the forehands down the middle. And you will see

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some big forehands from them when they get that opportunity. I am

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that there is a difference between them because I cannot tell them

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DAVID MERCER: So, it is Bob, who has a massive serve, to get us and

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a way. They were put into bat, as it were, their opponents chose to

:12:41.:12:51.
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Powerful forehand from Robert Lindstedt, who lives in southern

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Sweden, where they play the Swedish Open.

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JOHN LLOYD: Well, the linesman had The Bryan brothers have won 72

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titles together, a new record in the Open era. Today they are

:14:16.:14:26.
:14:26.:14:27.

looking to match Woodbridge and Woodford, who held the record. The

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Open era started in 1968, when Wimbledon said, we're going to go

:14:32.:14:42.
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open, and the rest of the world had Double fault, not the way you want

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It is a nervy start from Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau. Having

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played in the final last year, you would have thought they would not

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Oh, my word. Dear, oh dear, that one was in the middle of the net.

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He has got to calm himself down here. The captain of the team,

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Robert Lindstedt, just telling his Just not giving them any chance to

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settle here. They're so fast If I was them here, I would really

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slow up the return of serve, just take the full time allotted, slow

:18:13.:18:22.
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the Americans down a bit. You can't keep it, that's not allowed. US

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Open, of course, you are allowed to keep the ball if it goes into the

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stands. No, here, they will hunt you down. You can come again next

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Well, there we were expecting a really competitive start to this

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match, we have had three games, and the Bryan brothers have lost one

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point. It is just a nightmare, unfortunately. They won the toss,

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and elected to receive, just to get their nerves out a bit, but it only

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lasted about to seconds. And then when Horia Tecau served, probably,

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it is easy to say, but it might have been better for Robert

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Lindstedt to go first. They are getting rushed here, and this set

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is almost over already. People coming back in, having nipped out

:19:44.:19:54.
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to get some refreshment after the Ann Jones, she's remained in the

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Royal Box, as indeed has the President of the club, the Duke of

:20:07.:20:17.
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JOHN LLOYD: Well done, there you go. I think at the end of these matches,

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they should have seat warmers, like they do at the academy Awards, when

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someone goes off, they bring someone in to have the seat taken

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so it doesn't look empty. Do you think that would go down well?

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maybe not in the Royal Box. Have you been to the academy Awards? I

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know you're a big film buff. but I watch it. They are just

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anticipating at the moment, they're just attacking. You can see the

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volley, not enough punch on it. And It is an interesting tactic, the

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lefty being on that side of the court. When they come into volley,

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and he moves over the tramline, it forces the Pare to volley out wide

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if they want to get it on to his backhand, otherwise he has got that

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In other words, they narrow the angle, they make it really

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difficult on the boarder, because you do not want to come against

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this man's forehand, he has got a Really solid service game there, by

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Robert Lindstedt. Relief for Dedham support team, they're on the

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Poorer old Horia Tecau just cannot do anything at the moment. There

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was a second serve, a real opportunity to get into it. He has

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frozen at the moment, unfortunately Oh, it has landed on the line. They

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Lovely stuff, that might just help Horia Tecau to relax a little.

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was the best exchange we have had so far. Good pick up from Horia

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Well, this is a big comeback, from 40-0. Lovely angle, got round the

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Suddenly the match has taken off Great second serve, and the Bryan

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SUE BARKER: Confident start from the Americans. We will be back on

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Centre Court in a moment. Out on court 12, Oliver Goulding and his

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partner, Jiri Vesely, of the Czech Republic, have made it through

:26:49.:26:53.

their semi-final. So, we are guaranteed a British winner.

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Because the other semi-final has a brick chick on each side of the net,

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that's George Morgan and Liam Broady. Back to Centre Court.

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And amongst the former champion's be in the Royal Box, Lindsay

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Davenport. She was a very useful doubles player herself, as well as

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being the number one player in the You feel now that Horia Tecau and

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Robert Lindstedt are at least into the match. Yes, at the beginning it

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was looking like they were getting brushed off. Horia Tecau

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particularly was so nervous in his first service game. He might need

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to slow down that first serve just DAVID MERCER: Lost his first

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service game to love, holds his second service game to love. What a

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They are in the defensive formation for the first serve, both men back

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for the first serve, both men back Now for the second serve, Horia

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Tecau moves forward. Not the most gorgeous technical volley I have

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ever seen, but it didn't matter, it was a winner. He took a bit of a

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swing, it came at him very fast. Not sure what you would call that

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Yes! That was only 91mph, that Looking down at the court and

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shaking his head. Sorry, Robert, you don't get bad bounces on Centre

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Lovely tale about the Bryans. When they would unions, their parents

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banned them from playing each other in singles. One week, Mike would

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have to give a walkover to Bob, and the next week, or vice versa. They

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did not have the angry competitiveness that certain

:32:29.:32:34.

siblings can have. I agree that it wasn't a bad decision. It is always

:32:34.:32:40.

awkward, when you play brothers or sisters in a tournament. You were

:32:40.:32:44.

the middle of three brothers? older brother, David, no one beat

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him, or he might give you a clip around the ear. He always won. My

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youngest brother was respectful to Oh, that would be nice! Afterwards,

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though, after we've finished! New balls, 2-5, serving to stay in the

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first set. A tough volley, there, Tecau looked

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like he was going to cross, made the move and decided not to, he

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jumped back, didn't really have a good view of that ball, it came at

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him to quit, he was unfortunately blocked. -- it came at him too

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That was a really good volley from Lindstedt, because the return was

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dipping down low. He did well, to manoeuvre the racket head, just to

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It comes at you so fast, he just didn't get hold of that right, and

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an easy set-up. From Bob Bryan, Lindstedt and Tecau have settled

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down, playing well, but the awful start, from Tecau particularly with

:37:09.:37:13.

the two double faults in his first service game, have given the Bryan

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twins at the opportunity of serving That's the sort of return they have

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That was pretty good, calling it We will get the ball back

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eventually! That was a good one-two punch, very

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good return of serve from Tecau. Well done, here, stepping in and

:39:50.:40:00.
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hitting the drive volley. Not Oh! The trademark chest bump.

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was a brilliant point. A great dive, good control, got up quick, good

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anticipation from Bob Bryan, to take over, cover the middle of the

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They are off. A little bathroom break, one presumes. After a very

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slow and disappointing start, the match really warming up now.

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whole set was... It came down to the first service game from Tecau.

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He was just so nervous. He threw it away. Since then, it has been very

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even. But we have had some good points already. If these four start

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to play at their best, we are going to get some wonderful rallies. This

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was about the best of them all. A good pick up from Bob Bryan, the

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diving volley from Mike. Bob takes over and covers the middle of the

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court. That's where he knew the ball was going, the lowest part of

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the net. He just moved over and helped his brother out. There is

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that move. There is the advantage of having the two forehands down

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the middle. Very good set. It has been an amazing career for the

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twins. Doubles has been there for tear from the beginning. It was

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only about two years ago... It all came down to one game, really. It

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was pretty even other than that one service game. They had joint bank

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accounts. They stayed in the same house. That changed about two years

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ago. They started to live a bit more out separately. Now one of

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them is married. It would have been smart to have moved out! Times are

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a-changing, but what a great career they have had. Condoleezza Rice,

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former Secretary of State for the United States. I am told she is a

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very good pianist. I thought you were going to say tennis player.

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Don't know about that. A few presidents have played tennis,

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including the current one. Although Certainly, Michelle Obama plays a

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The US Tennis Association have a lovely advert featuring the

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American first Lady, and Steffi Graf as a ball kid. It is with the

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aim of getting them to play tennis. We saw that serve being used so

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effectively by Petra Kvitova in the ladies' final, being jabbed into

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Ended up the right way for the Americans, but didn't do too much

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with the overheads. Almost lost that point, they should have put

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one of these away. Didn't do much with it. It looked like they were

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going to lose this rally, but a lovely forehand, flicked it down

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An excellent serve on a real pressure point. He wall know he

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lost his opening serve of the first set, and that was the set gone,

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can't afford to lose this one. Still doing I formation. He gets

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He has left it, and it has landed What is the purpose of I formation?

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It is to confuse the returners. It is to put them off, to not give

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them the same pattern to where they There, they went back into the

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conventional formations, to try to break up the pattern of play?

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Well, double faults cost them dear in the first set. The two in the

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Oh, my word. This is where Lindstedt, as the captain of the

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two, he needs to do some calming down with his partner. He is not

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chatting too much at the moment, but he needs to start talking. His

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partner is not reacting well to Another pair of double faults.

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Lovely use of the angle. They get a break, they are so quick on their

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serves, everything is quick motion, you feel the set goes away so

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They don't give their opponents a chance to breathe, I don't know why

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they are not taking more time and The brilliant. The game is all

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being played to the Americans'' There we are. That means Lindstedt

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and Tecau are illegal, it is That forehand, taking over, in that

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rally. There is the first one, good reflexes, a wind-up, and the whip,

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Oh, well played! If they lost that point, they might as well have gone

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home. Unbelievable. Unbelievable reflexes from Mike Bryan. What a

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lob this was. Great pick-up. They looked like they would win the

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I think that illustrated the danger of the formation. If you have got

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to cross to the far side, you have a lot of difference with the server

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coming in, to cover. A good place to hit the return, down the

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A lovely kick of serve from Robert Lindstedt. That see how this one

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really Riaz up. Mike Bryan is six foot three and he couldn't get to

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it. You mentioned the fact they were so close, the other thing the

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Bryan brothers share is a love of music. They love to have jam

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sessions, Bob plays the keyboards. You know the way to tell them apart

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if you are chatting to them. Bob on the right, on the right and, he has

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They do use those acute angle bullies at the net a lot, very

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effectively. -- acute angled Just to illustrate how quickly the

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Bryans play, they won that in one minute and 30 seconds, and they

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lost a point of it. It is so quick, they get their service game out the

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way, and they put the pressure back A much better serving game from

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Horia Tecau. He is not going to be able to forget those four double

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faults that have really cost them. They play a tremendous amount of

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exhibitions all around the world. Not only would the prize money they

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have made, but they do extremely well for themselves. Some of the

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tournaments in the States that they play, they actually feature them in

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the promotional advertisements that they have, which is very rare for a

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doubles team these days. Because you don't have the big names

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playing in doubles generally speaking. The Bryan brothers are

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household names, almost, in the States. They get promoted, they get

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big appearance fees, they do very well for themselves. They love the

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doubles, they promote it as much as they can. They try to get more

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people out here to watch doubles. At Wimbledon, we don't have that

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problem, but at some of the other tournaments, not so well supported,

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unfortunately. No, Wimbledon, the only major to still play best of

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The ironic thing is that, 75% of the crowd watching today, who play

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tennis, play doubles at their local clubs. And not singles, it so much.

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It always used to be the great tradition at Wimbledon, the last

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match of the evening would be men's doubles. At a time when all the top

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players played doubles as well as singles. And think Bjorn Borg

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really was the first great champion to stop playing doubles. Until then,

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pretty much everybody played doubles but he was the first want

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to not do it. Then the top players Singles players these days make a

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vast amount of money and they would want to concentrate, understandably,

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on singles. Occasionally Andy Murray plays a doubles tournament

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with his brother. Roger Federer is the Olympic doubles champion with

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Rafael Nadal plays to walk three doubles tournaments a year, I think

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That is rare error from Robert Minstead who has played a solid

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match, he has been the rock in this That is where they are so good, so

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sharp on these crosses, these interceptions. May make their minds

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up very early when they are going to go. He starts to move just as he

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is about to hit the volley, so he doesn't have time to direct it

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behind them and they are on to it Of course the regular tour has made

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all sorts of changes to try and encourage the top guys to play

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doubles again. When they get to deuce, the next point decides. They

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don't play a full set, they play a match tie-break, the first to 10

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points. But let's be realistic, the top guys will play at Queen's Club

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for example, Nadal and Andy Murray will play doubles to get practise

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but the days of them playing doubles at the major Grand Slams

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are gone. It is unfortunate because it is fun to watch, also the

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spectators like it and there would be more chance of matches being

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televised if the top names were playing. It is sad, but it is the

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way of the world now. The women's have supported it better, but even

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there some of the top women don't play as much as they used to.

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would be lovely to see Sabine Lisicki playing in the women's

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doubles final after this one, after being a semi-finalist in the

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singles. The art is a pity, it was That guy can play a little bit of

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One of the greatest doubles players That was a slight chance in the

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scheme of things. 15-15 from the Bryan serve, at least they had a

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slight chance there, but snuffed out so quickly by the Bryans. They

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can't get into these service games, they are not picking the returns.

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The Bryans are all over them at the net, there is pace, this is tough.

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That might be the hardest forehand he has hit all day. A bit of anger

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on Nov 4 and I think, frustration Second serve again from Mike Bryan

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and it was punished. A slight 123 mph serve coming at you, you

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get about 0.6 of the second to That is David make fierce and, the

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Australian coach. He was a very useful doubles player himself, a

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Quick reactions from both players. Unbelievable. The first one here,

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quick reactions from Mike Bryan to shovel that one back, and then the

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OK, so they have now got a break serve to avoid going two sets to

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love down. They have got to do something different here. They have

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got to try. The lob, you look at the court position of the players

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these days and the Net man is so close to the Net that you think why

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don't they lop? But the serves are so big, that the timing to hit that

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shot quick enough to get over their head, and they are such good

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athletes, it is almost impossible. I understand what you are saying,

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it looks like they should do it and they don't do it very often but it

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is a tough shot to control. Hang on a minute, I have heard of Christmas

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coming early, but this is They ended up on the same side of

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the court and left a hole. Not that he ever gets angry, but his

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reaction was that this was his ball. He was on that side of his court,

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They almost looked like they were not sure who should hit that one as

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well! I think Lindstedt is: to I think he is talking about the net

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Not a very Swedish reactions from Another massive serve and it is two

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Two bad service games from Tecau, two doubled service faults in each

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of them. Obviously they have got to be saying to each other here, we

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have got to play more solid at the beginning of this set. We have got

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to stay with them to the business side, and something may happen at

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least in the tie-breaker. I am not saying the Bryans have not played

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well but the first break was handed to them and the second one was not

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much better. You can't do this at this level so they have got to play

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more solidly at the start. They just have to do that.

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statistics actually don't look that bad. You just look to the two

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double faults. That is what it comes down to really. At this level,

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it is just a small things can happen and that has been the story.

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They have got to be more solid on this first service game. The good

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news for them is that it is not Amazing watching the Bryans how

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well they have played, they have struggled so much in this

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tournament. They almost went out twice, hard to believe it the way

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Not far away! Reflexes are so fast. Too big a swing. It was a bad

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volley. All a bit rushed. Wanting to force the action too much, Tecau.

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He just needs to use the pace of Brilliant return, and here we go

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again. First game of the set, break First time they have been able to

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UMPIRE: Quiet, please. A bit of Boy, that was Tecau there. That

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That would have been cool if the mishit return had landed in. --

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One of those days. Even on the overhead, Tecau mishit that. He is

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not hitting the ball cleanly, just trying too hard at the moment. He

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needs to try and calm down a little And there was a massive hole full

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instead and Tecau. If they had lost that game, you could have written

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at the Bryans' names on the trophy. This is where they are hitting the

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ball, the Bryan twins. But coming forward, look at the number of

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volleys. They are nearly breeding over the net, they are closing in.

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You will notice that Bob Bryan has changed ends for serving. They

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always get him to serve first in the set. And you are allowed to

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change ends at the start of a new said. You can even change receiving

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sides, although I have never seen Gorgeous. Another one of those

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quick games. They start to serve and it is over in a flash. There is

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not enough balls coming back, and right away the pressure is back on

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This is the man who has proved Lindstedt looking very sharp at the

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net. It is important for his partner that he is, takes some of

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A much better start to this set the on the previous two for Lindstedt

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damned Tecau and that is good because we need a competitive said

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to bring this final alive. With the early breaks, the first two sets

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were a little predictable. Wembley Stadium. I don't know, I still miss

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the twin towers, even though that arch is quite spectacular. We come

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back over the borough of Wandsworth, back down to Wimbledon and Court

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One. There is a mixed doubles semi- final going on, the winners of it

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will appear on the Centre Court tomorrow. It is always the way the

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finals pan out, if there has not been bad weather. We have the

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women's singles final, and the men's doubles on the Saturday and

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the men's singles final and the Still looking for their first break

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point of course. Nicely done here. The ball stays pretty low. Saw the

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gap, went for it, made it. The They are certainly having more

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chances on Mike Bryan's serve. They seem to be getting their racket on

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Again, if the server is struggling, his partner has to get involved.

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Brilliant sunshine or the sudden. It all happens in a flash, doesn't

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it? You guess, and he guessed Bob Bryan was going across on this one,

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instead he hit a great return but unfortunately he stayed there. Talk

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about helping your partner out, three magnificent volleys there

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from 15-30. Yes, they have played superbly. No wonder they are right

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up there with the great pairs of all time. Win this, and they match

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And they could play for another In two years' time, they will be

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Yes, that is what you want to see. All four men at the net. Lovely

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exchange here. Reflexes, touch. Super return, that time from Mike

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Bryan, really getting the ball down Best part of the match, now. A

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lovely exchange in that last game. It was lovely to watch. When you

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see the reflexes from the players on the court, particularly the

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Bryan brothers, it is amazing how quick they are. I have seen them do

:30:05.:30:09.

these drills, a lot of times they will have their coach and they will

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stand a foot from the net, the coach will just blast balls right

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at them. You look at it and you think, are these blokes nuts? But

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they pick up a ball... That was a wonderful ending there. It can

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happen. Just one reflex shot can be the difference of winning it. When

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you get the hand speed of this quality in the doubles, that can

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make the difference. It is amazing, There is the vulnerability to the

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lob, but it has got to be perfect. It is easier, during a rally,

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rather than off the serve. They have more time, not much more time,

:31:11.:31:19.

but a little bit more time to get the ball over the head. Still, no

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He is almost leaning over the net, when he hits that volley. So close.

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It was a good return of serve. A lovely lob, that one. The first

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point of this game. That is a great return. Now, again, 15-30, these

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are the half chances that if Lindstedt and Tecau are going to

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get into the match, they have to take. If Mike helps his brother

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out... Doesn't need to. It is a lovely serve, only 106, but he cut

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There is that jamming serve. It was following Lindstedt, he couldn't

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get out of the way of it. It is not the wisest thing, to try to get

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around and hit a forehand, if you are right handed, with the left

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deep swerving the ball, it is coming into your body the whole

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time -- the lefty swerving the ball. Time for a new set of balls. The

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ball boys and girls going so efficiently about their duties. We

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never noticed them, because you only notice when something goes

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wrong. The ones here are from local schools, they go through the most

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rigorous training. And of course, the ones on the Centre Court are

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Tecau has served very well, apart from those two service games, when

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he chucked in two double faults in Oh, another example. Wonderful

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reactions. The net cord, could have been awkward, it wasn't. This one,

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it is unlucky, it hit the net because it would have been a winner.

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It gave the chance for Tecau to put An amazing return! It was a self-

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preservation shot, I think! Right Lovely reaction from instead. --

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Another lovely exchange. This use of these short angles. Gorgeous

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point, this one. That is why Bob Bryan is so dangerous, he gets all

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the way around, he tries the offer shot, Tecau just picked it in time.

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There is such a nice mixture with the pace and the field. There is

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that lovely volley. For the first time, they have held their serve

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together. Now they are at the business end of the set, at least

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they have got that job done. They have sort of thrown away two sets

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because of one shaky service game in both, but at least they are in

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You feel, if they are going to break, this is the game. It is Mike

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Bryan that they are getting more returns into court. He doesn't

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quite have the pace or swing of his But he does have Bob in the

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forecourt. Lindstedt looked up after that shot, he hit a good

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return again, he thought it was crossing. He's just picking the

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He stands very close to the net. At the start. He then just moves up.

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He is almost on the net when he hits that volley. Starts off about

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four or five feet away. As soon as the ball goes past his head, he is

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To his full stretch, but he is so close to the net that if he just

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gets anything on the ball, it is a winner. Yes, it was more frame than

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No breaks in this third set. Rapid fire tennis once again. A huge game

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for Lindstedt and Tecau. They have forced the Bryans to serve to save

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One statistic that is very much in favour of Lindstedt and Tecau, they

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had served 15 aces to just four First double fault of the match

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from Lindstedt. The other four from his team of all come from Tecau.

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Oh, dear. Tecau, very conservative with that put away. I don't know

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what he was thinking. He actually could have hit it straight at Mike

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Bryan, he got away with it, but They have clung on well in this set.

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Lindstedt and Tecau would have been easy to let their heads go down. 2-

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0 down to the best players in the world. They haven't. Out on the

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hill, not as packed as it was yesterday, of course. But it has

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still become a great institution, hasn't it? The number of people who

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will come down to get a grounds pass, because they just want to

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share in the wonderful atmosphere down there. And there's a little

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bit of refreshment. I'm sure there will be a lot of people there

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tomorrow. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, the two best players in

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the world, going head to head. He I don't believe they won that point.

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A full turn! Landed just on the That's gorgeous. What a serve. What

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a volley. Good anticipation from Mike Bryan, he knows he has to move

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out there. That is the obvious place for that return to go, but

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Every now and again, Lindstedt has really connected with the forehand

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A little unlucky, Tecau. It was a good return. The net cord just

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pushed it wide. It would have been a very difficult ball for Bob Bryan

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We talked before the match began, of the likelihood of tie-breaks. I

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have a feeling, big pressure on the Tecau serve. The only man on court

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to have lost his serve in this match. He has lost it was. -- lost

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He is really feeling the pressure, In the semi-final, the Bryans were

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up two sets to love, and lost three They have done their job, held

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serve throughout this third set, something they were unable to do in

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the first two. They almost have a free game here. That's exactly

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right. Lindstedt has been returning pretty well, but when he has made

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that return, a number of times he has hit a good return and gone down

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the line and they have stayed, or they have gone across court. He

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hasn't quite pick it yet. You never know. They just need a one-two

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punch here. They have had a couple of very good points but they have

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never done much combination together at the same time, so that

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they can get a lead in one of these A bit of a change up, only 73 mph,

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Paul returning from Minstead, missed all three. -- it is Paul

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It will be a tie-break to decide That serve went right into his

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hitting zone, just rushed it a Lindstedt hit a good return. He

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says, why didn't I go down the Tecau serving at the Royal box end,

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he has always served from the Well one mini-break be enough? --

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Here is the first challenge of the It is good! Lindstedt has just

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thrown his racket to the ball girl, he has had enough. He has just had

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enough. Come on, he is saying! I That's a brilliant return, and the

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best pair of their generation have four championship points.

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UMPIRE: Code violation, ball abuse, warning, Lindstedt. That is a shame,

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getting a warning and probably a A terrific performance by the

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Bryans. Got the dream start, the first three games. From then on,

:56:09.:56:19.
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were always in charge. They join it the would ease -- they joint Todd

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Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde on 11 major titles, but surely they are

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going to break another record in the not too distant future. They

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could go on for five years winning these tournaments, no reason why

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not. They win Wimbledon for the SUE BARKER: It was a terrific

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performance from the Bryans. Straight sets today, their 11th

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Grand Slam title, their second at Wimbledon. Well done to them. If

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you are coming in, we can tell you what happened earlier today. We had

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a terrific ladies' final and a new The new star is Petra Kvitova. She

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won the title today. Playing in her first Grand Slam final, she beat

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Maria Sharapova or 6-3, 6-4, and no sign of nerves as she clinched

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victory. A huge disappointment for Liam Broady, who lost in the final

:57:38.:57:42.

of the ball use singles to Luke Saville. The 17-year-old from

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Stockport was a set and a break up, but he let it slip away and the

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Aussie went on to win 6-2 in the final set.

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Those are the headlines from earlier today. It has been 10 years

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since one of the greatest sporting tales of all unfolded on the courts

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at SW19. Goran Ivanisevic, three times a losing finalist, had fallen

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down the rankings and only a letter to the All England Club secured him

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a wildcard. From the moment he stepped on to the grass, you could

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Growing up, my favourite tournament, definitely Wimbledon, maybe because

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of the grass. Watching Bjorn Borg, McEnroe, Connors, playing the there,

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something different, green grass. It was always like a goal for me,

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to one day be there. Play, watch, doesn't matter. That was my

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favourite tournament, since I was 10 years old, since I started to

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How vivid are the memories of that day? I can't believe it is 10 years.

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People are coming to me, remembering every detail, saying

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how I change their life. I don't know how I did that, but I changed

:59:06.:59:11.

my. It is just so many memories, especially when I am sitting here

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:59:21.:59:32.

92, I was favourite in that final. I was playing well, a then that

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happened. I had so many chances in the 5th and I still didn't believe

:59:36.:59:46.
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Ivanisevic is thinking what might have been. If I could play in the

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first week, I would beat him for sure. But because he played some

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terrible matches in the first week, and in the second week he came out

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a different player. And Ivanisevic, the disappointment of being twice a

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losing finalist. I had a lot of chances in the final of 1998, it

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was the final I should have won. It was missing, and then somehow he

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put a few unbelievable returns in. It was so upsetting when I lost my

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This is the worst thing ever. Twice beaten, I was watching him

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hold that beautiful trophy. I said I don't want to hold that plate

:01:21.:01:25.

ever again because second place, saying you are runner-up at

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:01:35.:01:37.

Wimbledon is great but it is not In 2001, I played horrible. I

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played the Queen's Club, I lost a terrible match and on that day they

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were deciding over my wildcard. I hoped they didn't watch that match.

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You wrote your own letter for the wild card. You have to ask for an

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invitation, don't you? Do you remember what you put in the

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letter? Police have to me?! I was three times a finalist, twice

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Cemaes. Still I have credit, maybe I will get one. Goran Ivanisevic

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and Frederick Johnson have come out... When I started to play, I

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can't explain. He has had a terrible year. He really is the

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shell of a player he once was. started to feel good. I was serving

:02:43.:02:53.
:02:53.:02:56.

Even now, I am trying to explain to myself how I started to play that

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Against Andy Roddick, I mean the guy could not return my serve and I

:03:23.:03:31.

felt very good. I believe nobody even talked about me and I really

:03:31.:03:38.

started to believe because I felt the first time after a long time, I

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But I couldn't say I was going to win so I just kept it to myself.

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You're feeling deep down at this point I have got a great chance

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here but you couldn't share it. They would say look at this guy, OK,

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:04:19.:04:19.

so I just kept it to myself. Round four and my friend Greg. I am

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looking forward to it, it will be a good match and hopefully I can

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continue my run. It will be another beautiful match to watch. And very

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exciting, you know. I was begging not to play on Court One. As soon

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as it was on Court One, I knew it was gone. I thought I had a good

:04:48.:04:54.

chance that day. He was too good, served unbelievably well, played

:04:54.:05:04.
:05:04.:05:09.

A little bit of play-acting from Rusedski! He has given the ball boy

:05:10.:05:16.

his racket. I knew he was thinking about Court One, why did they put

:05:16.:05:22.

him on Court One? They just seemed some kind of destiny. Every time he

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needed a break or a good shot, it It is a scorching day and we are

:05:38.:05:48.
:05:48.:05:52.

wondering if the fairy-tale can It is the story of the

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Championships, no doubt about it. What an occasion the semi-final was

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going to be. Then the semi-final came. My think it was great

:06:03.:06:08.

expectation. It was my third semi- final. Ivanisevic came into the

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tournament with no form, he was a wild card entry. He was playing

:06:12.:06:19.

some great tennis to start off with, and could have quite possibly been

:06:19.:06:23.

up two sets to love but I was able to hang in there and improve my

:06:23.:06:30.

game. I won the second set on the tie-break and that was a massive

:06:30.:06:34.

boost to me psychologically, and a Downer to him. I have to say the

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rain saved me because on two sets to one, Tim started to play very

:06:42.:06:48.

well and I didn't have any answers. He did everything that he had to do.

:06:48.:06:54.

I didn't do anything wrong, he just killed me. I can't believe Tim

:06:54.:07:04.
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Henman has ever played a better set And then we stopped, and the next

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day I came stronger, better. He was playing worse and worse, I played

:07:14.:07:20.

better and better. All these little signs, they were like something big

:07:20.:07:30.
:07:30.:07:32.

is coming. Would you believe it? All need is a roof. Just give us a

:07:32.:07:42.
:07:42.:07:45.

route! At the moment I won the match, I just knew it. He missed

:07:45.:07:55.
:07:55.:07:56.

shots he had never missed in his life. I just knew I could not lose.

:07:56.:08:06.
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Ivanisevic is into the final for It was a Monday final obviously, a

:08:16.:08:20.

slightly unusual. What was the thought process for you that day?

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was very nervous, I didn't sleep. I had all my things to do before the

:08:25.:08:30.

final because I had so many things on my mind. When I came in, there

:08:30.:08:38.

was an unbelievable atmosphere. atmosphere I have never experienced

:08:38.:08:42.

at Wimbledon before. This time was different because it was Monday.

:08:42.:08:47.

Maybe I would have lost on Sunday but this time it was a Monday.

:08:47.:08:53.

will be devastated if Ivanisevic loses. He would be devastated.

:08:53.:08:58.

was in the final against a guy I really admire. A great guy, a good

:08:58.:09:05.

friend. I was very nervous, but I was ready to go. He was still not

:09:05.:09:11.

ready. That is why I won the first set because I was much more relaxed

:09:11.:09:15.

than him. What about that at this fear because it is probably the

:09:15.:09:19.

only time we are ever going to see something like that at Wimbledon.

:09:19.:09:26.

It was a unique occasion. It was unbelievable. Now we have a roof so

:09:26.:09:30.

it will always be a Sunday final, I don't think it will ever happen

:09:30.:09:40.
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again. And it was like I loved it, even when I was struggling. It was

:09:42.:09:51.

great. The 5th set, I was very confident I was going to win and I

:09:51.:10:01.
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For the second time then, it is And one can only guess that the

:10:34.:10:40.

turmoil raging in the mind of Goran Ivanisevic at this moment.

:10:40.:10:46.

What was the thought that got you back on track? To regroup at that

:10:46.:10:50.

point, that showed a lot of strength, a lot of character.

:10:50.:10:55.

just said to myself, put a first serve in, or try to put in a

:10:56.:11:05.
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And maybe it was not perfect but my leg was blocked. I said to myself

:11:14.:11:24.
:11:24.:11:35.

jump, what are you doing? Why are I said to myself he is nervous just

:11:35.:11:45.
:11:45.:11:56.

like you, so put the serve in At last, the waiting is over. A man

:11:56.:12:06.
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who four times now has attempted to scale the ultimate height. I didn't

:12:07.:12:16.

become a good tennis player that had never won a major. You were

:12:16.:12:21.

already a national hero, and he became some legend in that moment.

:12:21.:12:25.

What was it like when you first saw how many people were there?

:12:25.:12:30.

couldn't believe they came for me. I was like, why are these people

:12:30.:12:36.

here? Who is coming? Then I realised it was funny. It was a

:12:36.:12:43.

victory for the whole country, and my home town made it happen. It was

:12:43.:12:50.

just unbelievable. For all these years I didn't do it, and there was

:12:50.:12:55.

this massive welcoming. Everyone was there. After wavering on the

:12:55.:13:00.

brink, at last he clutches the Challenge Cup. I was destined to

:13:00.:13:05.

win because everything was different. Three days the semis, a

:13:05.:13:11.

Monday final, all the little things but different. It was meant to be

:13:11.:13:16.

like that. SUE BARKER: It was one of the great

:13:16.:13:21.

stories. We are moving now over to BBC Two because we are having live

:13:21.:13:25.

coverage of the women's doubles final but now we are going to leave

:13:25.:13:30.

Sue Barker presents live coverage of the women's singles finals at Wimbledon. After six rounds, just Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova remain from the 128 who harboured hopes at the beginning of the Championships.

At stake on the world-famous Centre Court today is the Venus Rosewater Dish and the prestige of being part of a roll of honour that includes the likes of Helen Wills-Moody, Suzanne Lenglen, Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf. The 2011 winner will also take home 1.1 million pounds in prize money.


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