BBC One: Ladies' Final Wimbledon


BBC One: Ladies' Final

Live coverage of the ladies' final at Wimbledon, introduced by Sue Barker. Agnieszka Radwanska and Serena Williams compete for the coveted Venus Rosewater Dish.


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For a chance today to make himself That is brilliant. Unbelievable!

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What a start this has been! What was Jo-Wilfried Tsonga thinking

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He is a difficult man to keep down. That is what you want to see if you

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are a Murray fan. Murray is desperate to end this, desperate to

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get off this court. Is the 74 year wait over? It has gone wide! Half

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the stadium think it is all over, Andy Murray is the route to his

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first ever Wimbledon final! And just look at these scenes, the last

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British man to win here, Fred Perry, in 1936. And this is the man who

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Yesterday afternoon was full of nervous energy, intense pressure,

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personal triumph and national pride as Andy Murray became the first

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British man to reach the Wimbledon final in in my 74 years. Tomorrow

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he will try to emulate this man, the great Fred Perry. As Murray

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prepares to take on Federer in the biggest match of his life. But

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today it is the ladies' final, which comes with its own

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fascinating story line. Valhund's Agnieszka Radwanska is through to

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her first Grand Slam title, but she is facing one of the all-time

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greats, Serena Williams. It is a massive challenge, but it has been

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I was not good on grass in the beginning of my career, I learned

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to play on it, and I learned to It is amazing, you go back in time,

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and you remember all these great matches, and they really do shake a

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young player's perspective on what they want to do and what they want

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to achieve. Even just being here was overwhelming for me, I never

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had visions growing up that I could ever possibly win a tournament like

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Wimbledon. I remember being very calm before the final, because I

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was facing Steffi Graf, she had won his seven times, I felt like I had

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nothing to lose going into that final. You are playing the best

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player in the world, you have got I had the first set, I was about to

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serve for the match, thinking, I cannot believe I'm about to serve

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for the match at Wimbledon! Davenport, a chance now to serve

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The fact was, I was stunned. You could see in my face, it was just

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complete bewilderment and tears. I wish I could have jumped around and

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been happier, but automatically emotions come out, and it was

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just... I was in shock. And the emotion of the moment almost too

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much for Lindsay Davenport. accomplish things you do not think

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you are going to do, you barely have words to describe your

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feelings. So, will Agnieska joined the great champions are Centre

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court, or will Serena match his sister's achievement of winning

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five Wimbledon titles? In about two hours' time, we will know the

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I am just a goal that shows up and plays. It was my dream since I was

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a kid. I am definitely more of a power player, she is more of

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I hate losing. If I lose, I do not keep the trophy. I think that it is

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This was earlier today, Serena arriving with her mother, Oracene,

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preparing for her 18th Grand Slam title, but for this young lady, the

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biggest match up her career so far, her first major final. Agnieszka

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Radwanska, if tried to deal with an inform Serena is not enough, she is

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struggling to get over an illness. Serena has been on court, serving

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so well, but their groundstrokes and the movement have been

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exceptional. Serena is looking back to the best that the age of 30. And

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this is the hero from yesterday, Andy Murray, trying to make history

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tomorrow, but facing the mighty Roger Federer, who is trying to

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make history himself. Rain stopped play with anti-earlier today, at

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least he got a little bit on the grass, but it could be a whole lot

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more exciting in 24 hours' time. This is what we are looking forward

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It is a big day for Jonny Marray and his partner, Marray needed the

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wild card to get into the tournament, but he is through to

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the final. Serena will be back on centre court with her sister for

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the doubles final. Now, you can stay with us, of course, but if you

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have all the right equipment, you can watch on 3D life from 2:30pm,

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the ladies' final, and then tomorrow morning a re run of

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Murray's semi-final before joining the final live with us at 3:30pm

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after the Grand Prix. So we are on Centre Court, they have just taken

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the covers off, and I am with two people who know what it is like to

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lift the trophy, I cannot tell you Angeles I am! Martina, you lifted

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it more times than anybody, it is a It is so fine, I saw Agnieszka

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Radwanska in the locker room, she was dancing, she is as loose as a

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goose, I hope she keeps it that way And we relive your win against

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Steffi Graff, interesting to see how nervous he were in that last

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game. I was so nervous, I was just telling Martina that I hit a shank

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at 30-15, I could not even think the game through, but it means so

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much to players who have never been in a Grand Slam final, and that is

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the case for Radwanska today, her first Grand Slam final and a chance

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to be number one in the world. I am so happy to hear that she is

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dancing at trying to enjoy the moment, because there is a lot of

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pressure on her. We will talk more about the build-up to the final in

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a moment, but we saw Andy Murray practising before the rain came

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down, fantastic yesterday, history in the making, is it is here?

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looking at the heavens as if he thinks it is. -- he keeps. Ivan

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Lendl has made a great difference in his attitude, he is more

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aggressive, taking the ball early. It might be that. Roger Pedder is a

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tall mountain to climb, but it almost seems like it is his time.

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Roger was just awesome yesterday. He has been so good in his last two

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matches. People were talking about his potential back injury, would

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that the rail then? He has been playing great, he is playing for a

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lot. Not only seven Wimbledon titles, he is trying to get back to

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number one in the world. There is a lot at stake for him, not a lot of

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people gave him a chance to get back to number one, but I think he

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will be prettified that to play Murray. Can you imagine what Murray

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must be going through? Absolutely, but he has failed before, and now

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he has got the chance to come through. This is what you live for,

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this is what the hard work is about, all the training, the thinking, the

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eating, the preparation, this is your moment, so this is where you

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want to be, you do not want to be anywhere else. I think he will play

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the best match that he has ever played. He has nothing to lose,

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except a Wimbledon final! Yes, on paper, that might take some

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pressure off, because Roger is potentially the greatest men's

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grass-court player of all time. Hopefully, Murray can go out and

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the loser because of that. I heard that Ivan Lendl walked into the

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locker-room and said, what time are we kidding tomorrow? There was no

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congratulation, the work is not done. Ivan Lendl lost his first

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four grand slam titles, he knows what Murray is going through.

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knows about that kind of pressure, that reputation. Expectation.

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he has still got plenty of time, he is in his prime, he has got five

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years if he stays healthy. Roger is going to feel the pressure a little

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bit more on the other end, OK, my time is coming to an end,

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realistically. You may feel like he wants to play for 10 more years,

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but the body will not let you. This may be his last chance, probably

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not, but it may be. You know that time is running out, so you put

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more pressure on yourself, but this is exactly where you want to be.

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Murray really wants to use the crowd. Maybe because he started so

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well, they seemed very flat, and they only got behind him when he

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was down in the Fort set, and he needs them from the start.

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question the crowd will want him to win, but they do love Roger. They

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are not going to be cheering errors and getting behind him on every

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single point, he will have to win them over even more. With Roger's

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history here, it is going to be a little tough for the crowds to get

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fully behind Andy 100%. It is going to be a great final regardless, but

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we look forward to Serena Williams against Agnieszka Radwanska, and

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they could not have had more contrasting build up to the final.

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It has all gone well for Serena, she has been getting through to the

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doubles final, but Agnieska had to pull out of a press conference

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because of illness. Yesterday she Actually, I want to have a great

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memory here, from 2005, it seems like it was last year, and it was

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seven years ago. It has been the Your family must be so proud. You

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seem very close to them. It is a dream to be in the final of a Grand

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Slam, so of course my parents are very, very happy. The boxes full of

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people who are really involved, and we are trying to push her in the

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right moment, to keep her calm in the right moment. That is our job.

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You were voted the fans' favourite. You clearly have a great rapport on

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your Twitter account, you love your fans, tell us more about yourself.

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I think I'm just a normal girl, 23 years old, playing tennis, also

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studying as well in Krakow, the Polish sport university, just

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trying to live a normal life. do you approach going into a final?

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How do you prepare yourself for that kind of match? Well, the first

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thing is not really thinking about the pressure of going into the

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final. Of course, I will do everything in my power to play my

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Sorry, I think I have to stop. are you feeling? You had to pull

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out of the doubles because you had a respiratory problem. Well,

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actually, I'm feeling very well today, but are caused that is not

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the priority, it is good to play doubles in the second week of a

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Grand Slam, but sometimes it is too much, so it was a hard decision,

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but I had to pull out from the doubles. John McEnroe said that she

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reminds him of his style of play, not a power player, but very clever

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about her positioning on court. Exactly. This guy was able to play

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with amazing angles, Great pace, and she is the same. If I have to

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compare her to someone from the past, definitely I would say

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Martina Hingis, very smart tennis, amazing time in, and also the girl

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without powerful strokes, but Biggar was able to beat the

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powerful girls. -- but the girl. Your opponent is one of the best

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grass-court players of all time. Of course, you are ranked above Serena,

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but you feel that you are almost the underdog, like it is her final

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to lose? Well, of course, Serena is a great champion, especially on

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grass. She has proven that almost every year almost. This is Serena,

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this is the history of tennis. But she is a present player, she is

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here, it is a huge challenge. course, this is a final, so I will

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try my best, but I really have It is a huge challenge, isn't it?

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Because Serena has been playing so well, and you almost get a feeling

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that it will depend on how good or bad Serena is today. Has Serena's

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serve goes, so goes Serena, and she has never served better than in

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this tournament. She has served a bit more than normal, but not that

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much. It is so perfect that there is nothing that can go wrong, and

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there she is tired. That is the only chance that Agnieska has, if

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Serena's serve is not clicking as Iraq, she maybe gets an early break

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and stays close. But it is a tall mountain to climb. She has that

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incredible finesse, Radwanska, great shots. She does, she can move

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the ball around the court, and she is not going to give Serena a lot

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of pace. Serena's last two victories, she had pace, and 2010

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will not give her any. She has got to find a way to get their returns

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back in play. She has made 80% of her returns, and that is what has

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got into the final. It is a tough as the game so mean and the way she

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has been serving, though. She has got to serve as well, she has to

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hold her serve to have a chance of breaking Serena. Their serve is OK,

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she places it well, but her second serve can be attacked, and Serena

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likes to be stepping in. She is not going to have that much. Once she

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gets into the rally, she can move serene around, she loves the angles

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and can create so much. I would try to bring Syria into the net against

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their own will. -- Serena. A quick start is going to be crucial.

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Serena will try to start early, she is going to go out swinging hard.

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It is crucial for Radwanska to hang in at the beginning, try to get on

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the scoreboard, break early and hold their serve. Serena is the

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best front runner there is. It is easy for us to say she should start

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well, but it is her first Grand Slam title, there are bound to be

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nervous. Did you have nerves? lost my first final against Chris,

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but I cannot remember being nervous. I was just excited about being here,

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I was more nervous in my last final. I think the nerves get worse as you

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get older, I don't know. You cannot predict how a player will react,

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but judging how she was in the locker room, dancing around, she

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may be as loose as a goose! We are going to let you go to prepare for

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the commentary, but, Martina, you cannot go anywhere! I have just

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been told that they are both on Twitter, and Rishi Persad found

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that the other day that Serena, with over 2.5 million followers, is

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We have asked BBC Sport online users around the world to come up

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with some quirky questions to ask Serena, Twitter-style. As serene! -

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- Ask Serena! A This Is From Tim in Cardiff, he says the weather in

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here is horrible, were due give up living in Miami to live in an

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English castle? No, it is cold and a castle with all the stone! I am

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not into that. Stick to the sunshine, stick to Miami. You play

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a musical instrument? What would you play? I play the guitar.

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you quite good? I used to be excellent, but I am pretty good.

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What about singing? We have heard a little bit of the wrapping on

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YouTube... And not a singer, I love Jamie in London says, have you ever

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arm wrestled Venus, who would win? No, I don't do those kind of

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things! Speaking of Venus, how much help has she been to this year at

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Wimbledon? She has been great. She has been so supportive, she has

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been in the stands for pretty much all my matches, and she is helping

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me through it, so it is good. Kenya, what are the prospects of

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having African women tennis players succeeding in tennis in the future?

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It would be great, I don't know, we have to get some good academies

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there, some good teachers to teach the Africans out to play, but that

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would be really cool. I hope you don't mind me asking, I know you

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are doing a lot of charity work in Africa, would you like to tell us

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about it? I have two schools in Africa. They are three hours out of

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Nairobi, so it is cool, we provide computers and teachers, for it. It

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is the best thing I have ever done, better than any grand slam, better

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than any trophy, any grade I have ever gotten in school. It is the

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What would it mean to you if you critique of Venus's record of

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winning Wimbledon for the 5th time? It would be really awesome, it

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would tie my Australian Open record, too, which is crazy! Another tennis

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question from me, what is the challenge of playing against

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Radwanska here in the final? It is going to be tough, she gives every

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ball back, she plays so good, lots of angles, tough shots, so it is

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going to be a really physical match. After all the health scares of the

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last couple of years since your last won here, what does it mean to

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you to be once again in the final on Centre Court? It is cool, you

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know, I cannot believe I have made it this far, but every year my goal

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is to be in the final, to win, you know, and I believe in his goal

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this year, and hopefully I can Now I have been joined by a trio of

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great champions here on Centre Court, Martina, you told me just

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joined Twitter a couple of months ago, 2.7 million! I am not quite

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there yet. I have not made it, my goal is to last another 10 years

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before I stick to that level! many followers? I need more! What

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about you, sir? No, I think I will be 10 or 11 years! I have trouble

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even texting, let alone treating. am happy with texts and e-mails, I

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thought I was hip! Talking about Serena, talking about the serve,

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she is more than that. She is one of the greatest athletes who has

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ever played our sport. No disrespect to Martina, I've thought

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she was on her way to being the greatest female player ever, and I

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think that is in the back of her mind. She is someone who was so

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intimidating, and now I think you see more of a human side above her,

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and because of what she has been through with his life-threatening

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situation, she is going to appreciate this moment even more

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than she has before. But I still think we will see her at the top of

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the game for the next two or three years. It is important that she

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schedules as a properly, sometimes she goes off for too long, and it

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gets more difficult as you get older, but you saw how well she

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returned yesterday, how big she hits the ball at the baseline.

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Radwanska has always been one of my favourite players to watch, because

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she has the best hands in the game, I feel, in the women's game, but I

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had a little bit of this at the end of my career, she is earlier in her

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career, but what you do when you play the Pete Sampras of the

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women's game? Boris Becker in the prime? A sort of take the racket

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out of your hands, that is the problem for Radwanska. We talk

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about the serve, 85 aces in the championship, 24 in one match.

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sets! It is incredible. It is really incredible, no disrespect,

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but serene as the best serve in the history of women's tennis, not only

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because of the ability to come up with the power, but she picks her

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sparse, and the best second serve as well. How many aces did you

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have? I don't even know! I was happier I got one! I would say

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about 15 in a three-set match, but I was not going for aces, I was

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going for first serves in. It seems like Serena goes for first serves

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and the percentage is extremely high, and she gets tasers.

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second serve is so good. She uses her legs so well on the serve, but

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it is not just going after power, she is placing it, she can body

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serve you, kick you out wide, and Radwanska has got to look out for

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that in the ad court. Slice you out to the body. Slicing out wide.

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have to lean a little bit, guess what, then the 120 hit comes up the

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middle. And her return game as well, one of the best if not the best,

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and that has just gotten better as she has moved through the

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championships. Grass is all about that first strike, and Serena has

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the power, she has got more speed than Radwanska. She has got a

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bigger game, so Radwanska is really going to have to disrupt her.

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would you? Take guesses on the serves, because you are going to

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get beaten either way. And do not give her pace, try to move her if

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you can, short slices, hard to do, but you have got to try to disrupt

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her rhythm and inferno pace. It is a tough call when the ball is

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coming at you like a bullet, but she is going to have to do that and

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take more risks. Players ought to take pride, once they admit that

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they are getting, you make a major statement towards desperation very

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early. Women are not used to having to guess. With the guys, you have

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to guess. I would not admit that I had to guess, 50% of the time it is

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going to be an ace, that is a harsh reality. I just hope that Agnieska

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is not listening to this, her dancing might have slumped a little

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bit. She is looking for her second Wimbledon title, because she won

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the juniors back in 2005, but surprisingly there are not many

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that have made the transition from junior to Wimbledon champion, in

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Back in 2005, it is lovely, because the winner today is going to win

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�1,150,000. In 1969, it was �1,500, quite a difference. You got to the

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final, not many in the women's. was up 4-2 in the first set, I

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would have made that highlight real! She won nine Wimbledons, and

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that all added up to less than half of what they are getting for this

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match. You can stop it still hurts that he lost the junior final! --

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you can tell. You remember the losses better than the wins. Would

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you take one of those women's wins... Absolutely not, I'm not

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complaining! Martina Hingis is a very similar player. I was a poor

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man's Martina Hingis, but now she is coming through on her own. She

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is Agnieszka Radwanska, but she plays similar, it is a good one to

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be compared to. The only good thing is that Serena may have an off-day,

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and she has had a few of those in the last year, the US Open final

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against Samantha Stosur, everybody puts Serena as the clear favourite,

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and she said afterwards that she was a little bit tired. Serena as

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played doubles here, so she has not had an off-day, because she has

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been playing all the time. Agnieska is going to hope that maybe Serena

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has an off-day, like she did in the French, lost in the first round.

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Maybe when you are 30, you play longer than I did, make you have

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some of those of days more often. They happen more often when you get

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older and they are worse than they used to be in your 20s. But I feel

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like Serena is putting herself into shake in this tournament, all those

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doubles matches, if it does not make her tired, it makes her play

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She is definitely playing a lot better than she was. Doubles can

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help. When I played it was a roll of the dice because you were

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playing the best of five. It got the bit match. You have to work on

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your service game and you return game. If you're talking about

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Radwanska, you have to mention the Australian Open. Things can happen.

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She can get off to a good start. You have got to assume the crowd

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will want to make this close. should think a good start will be

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Correct me if I am wrong but Agnieszka Radwanska is about five

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foot eight, isn't she a? Serena is 5 ft 9. They would not face each

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other in boxing. Serena has the big hair as well. She is such a great

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champion. John touched on the injury and the illness, coming back

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from the pulmonary embolism that she had. When they were first

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playing on the tour they said they would stop at 20 runt, 22. Now they

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are in their thirties, they love it. They are not done yet. Because they

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have had the big breaks in their career, that is why they have

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lasted so long. I was thought Andre Agassi lasted longer because he had

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those breaks. At this point in my career I have played about twice as

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many matches as Serena. She has another few years ahead of her.

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They are coming out for the coin toss for this final. That is going

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to be performed by Archie but Perth, aged 13. He was born with a club

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for it which was diagnosed when he was five days old. He was chosen

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for the work he has done for raising awareness of the condition.

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A big moment for him. Well done! Now we are ready. It is time. They

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take the picture. There we go! That is the picture that he will

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treasure. Archie is very keen to get off the court by the look of it.

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One more picture! Here we go. We are ready for the ladies' final,

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Yes, it is time now. Years ago, when I was doing interviews down

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here and been us had a won the US Open, she said demanded by bring my

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little sister in. She said, at this is Serena, she will be better than

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me. You never imagine that two great champions can come from one

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family. I had an Old coach who said I have these two girls who will be

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number one in the world. You know something, this younger daughter of

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mine, Serena, will be better than Venus. I said, right! There he is,

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still up in the box. Did I hear he is going to be a father again?

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heard that. Could that door to be better than these two? -- daughter.

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Martina is better off at 30 plus to win a Wimbledon. I think you're 33

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when you won the last one. You do not know how many chances you will

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get. That adds pressure, given the turmoil, the health issues and the

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injuries. There is some pressure. She will win three, four, five.

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There has to be stress and not being quite so sure. That is the

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one thing that Radwanska has for her. She is a clear favourite.

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Serena has said Agnieszka has had a better year and she is ranked

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higher. She is trying to take some of the pressure off. There is no

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pressure on Murray tomorrow. have nothing to lose except a

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Wimbledon final! Agassi could become world No. One. -- Agnieszka.

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It is a big moment for her country - Poland. This is the dream of

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every player growing up. This is what they want. Hopefully she will

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be able to handle the pressure. don't know if you talked about her

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not feeling well. She has had a really bad cold. Sometimes that

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helps. I hope it does. Sometimes the nerves do not get in the way as

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match. It affects your attention in the moment a bit more. It is not as

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if the points will be very long. Serena get such a hard hit on the

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ball and the points do not last that long. Serena has so much more

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power on the first strike. Agnieszka needs to get a lot of

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first serves in. She needs a quick start. I remember in that box

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watching the match take place four years ago. She takes the racket out

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of your hands. Radwanska it is a much better player. It might be the

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only time - maybe I am wrong - you want her to play Serena Williams.

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Did think you prefer to plate Serena Williams... Those matches

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were a little closer. -- play. I think we are all of the general

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consensus it is Serena... It I think it will be an entertaining

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match. Agnieszka has a shot at it but Serena Williams is one of the

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greatest players of all time. going to head back to the

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commentary box. Guess where they are going? They are in the Royal

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box! We have missed out again. Time to now hand over to Lindsay

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It is nice to hit everyone's thoughts heading into this one. --

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to here. This lady is overwhelming favourite for a 5th Wimbledon title.

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She is 30 years of age. She is No. 6 seed. What an outstanding career

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she has had! She has won all four major titles. That includes the

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French back in 2002. She has been outstanding, one of the best ever.

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She could become the best ever, given the way she is playing

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Expectation hit inside Centre Court for a competitive final? --

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expectation here. It will be down to this lady to make it so if she

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can. Seven years younger, 5 ft 8. Likened very much to Martina Hingis,

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the winner back in 1997. She will need all her guile, all her court

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craft to keep Serena at bay. What a The last moment over 38 to win here

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was Martina Navratilova 12 years ago. -- over 30. John McEnroe is

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alongside made for the final. great to be here. Your thoughts

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It is an ominous start and a The first challenge is to get the

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She is facing the best serve in women's tennis. The best women's

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serve ever? Without a doubt. She In the last match, 24 aces and no

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I like what Serena does in the first game. She goes to the other

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end, changes immediately. She does not towel off, have a drink. She

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She will have to disguise that a little better. Serena saw that

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You need to keep an eye on her That was a beautiful shot from

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Serena! It is comforting for Serena that she cannot be hurt by anything

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That is why it is so important for her to get a high percentage of

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first serves in. The second serve will be sitting there for Serena to

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She is very crafty. Incredible Again the backhand is to Pavel for

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Radwanska strode. She needs to use the ability to create some angle. -

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I was surprised Serena was so tentative. She is not in any danger

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Her mother was in the front. It is Charles at the back. He is loving

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That serve is better placed. That Just looking at the stats, backhand

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This game means a whole lot more to Radwanska. The crowd senses that as

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well. I am not sure about the drop shot. She was not aware of where

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Radwanska was on court. It is a That was a good attempted to defend

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It is one thing to tried a drop shot and another to be too

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Look where that serve came in! You can see the replay. She crushed it.

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What a message that sends up to That's game lasted almost nine

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minutes and has gone in favour of Radwanska has a tendency to run

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through some of her shots. Your This is the type of a opponent Obed

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Mbwakongo will always struggle against. Serena is the best at the

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business. -- that Radwanska will She certainly doesn't seem to be

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moving particularly well. Not a lot of energy! There has been talk of

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It seems to be sharing so far. -- That was where! Only number seven

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That just messed. -- missed. has to take a few risks. There is

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The only Achilles heel you can see in had game at the moment is her

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The conditions are a bit tricky. It is gusty. Somewhat surprising to

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see Serena played this to lose a She has nerves as well. Normally,

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Radwanska is such a good defensive player. It seems like she is

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missing something a little early on. Normally she can get balls back

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been tougher positions when she is Williams introducing the drop shot.

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It is all Williams. How about being on the Centre Court at Wimbledon!

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That can cause nerves to run wildly through your body. Your legs are

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more heavy. Everything is difficult for Agnieszka Radwanska. Serena has

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picked up on it. The crowd is trying to pull for her to make it a

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match. That is fairly lopsided in favour of Radwanska. She has broken

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her opponent many more times. She has not played someone with the

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serve of Serena. Amazing! 85 aces. 14, the percentage of points won on

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serve. It will be tough for Radwanska! Is it the record for

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aces in a tournament? She is well on her way! There is Venus. The

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record was in 2000. She does not She did not get it. There were two

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I would like to see a replay of Not looking too pleased and happy

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about there, her first Grand Slam Radwanska has got to get ready for

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the power of Serena's game. It looks as if it is taking her by

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surprise. She knows what she is up Serena's power takes Radwanska out

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of their comfort zone, she cannot build the point the way that she

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wants to because Serena will jump It would be nice for her to get on

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It is a lonely place at there at the moment for Radwanska, she

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desperately needs to get a game on It is thought to zero, Serena, one

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Well, just to let you know that you can also enjoy this final in 3D if

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you have the right equipment. It is Well, Serena has won her last 10

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matches against top-five opponents. Her last defeat to a top-five

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player came in Eastbourne 2011. That was when she was making her

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comeback. It is amazing, she has not lost a set to anyone in the top

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five in their last 10 meetings. Clearly she rises to the occasion,

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when she knows she's playing the The win over Azarenka was her 13th

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win against the world number 1. Only a couple of players have more

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career wins, Martina Navratilova and someone sitting two inches from

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I would imagine John would have quite a few wins as well over

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number-one players, although you spend the majority of your career

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Say that serve of Serena's, really jumping up on Radwanska. It

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immediately gets her behind in the point. Radwanska is not sure

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whether to take it early or let it come down. She is not quite as tall

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Chris Evert was in nine of Wimbledon finals, won three out of

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Serena is well on her way to her What was your record against

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Serena? It was a losing record, maybe four wins, seven losses, I am

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going to guess. Mark? Just kidding! What about against Venus? Exactly!

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Get your work done over there! is one of the reasons why you had a

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good record against her, you had that reach, the tallest Wimbledon

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champion since 1997. Well done! is easier to handle that serve when

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you are taller, and there is no question that here we have got the

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slice and a flat, a stay low, but she has the option of kicking it

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over her opponent's head, and Radwanska has been totally caught

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off-guard on which serve to expect, because of the variety that Serena

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has. I used to see Andre Agassi do this at times, not so often and

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grass, stand much further back, let the ball come down to her. At least

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she would get the return, may be forced her to go for it too much.

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But clearly she does not have the reach to deal with this serve.

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is going to have to try some new things, get more energy, give

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Well, she ran out of gas. If she had ended the point one way or the

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other, Serena was going to be there for that. She is giving that shot

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away, Serena can see it coming. Tough to have to serve after the

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longest rally of the match, try to hit the hardest serve you can. She

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Well, that was the last point, she These sort of silence accompanying

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that miss from Radwanska, as Serena Even though it is 5-0, she will

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take it, take anything! The key is for her to get on the scoreboard,

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that is what she is worrying about Serena has for the time in the

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world, waiting to return at second serve. You feel that she can go

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anywhere, backhand or forehand. 73 She waited a little bit longer to

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Role, her father Robert, retort Radwanska for a while, he did say

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First game on the board, a second She was getting blown out, so she

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has got to be very thankful she got that wonderful round of applause,

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It is busy out at Henman Hill. I have got a feeling it might be a

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That is surprising. Serena with such a great overhead. Again,

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Radwanska did not get is particularly deep. Serena just

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Too good. She has been trying to get her off balance, Radwanska is

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kitting a clear ball, now can Serena Williams work a bit harder

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out there? So difficult to read that backhand with the open stance.

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She does such a great job with her wrist, coming outside of the ball

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to go cross-court, being able to . Talk about the serve, being such

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a big factor in this match, but so far from the baseline, nine

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baseline winners to just one from Radwanska. Radwanska has got to

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find a way to serve herself in Serena checking to see, it is

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getting slippery. It does not take It is starting to come down quite a

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bit more. Waiting to see if the umpire is going to do anything.

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Just get the set under her belt. She would love to get it over with

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before any delay. Here is the Beautiful serve to finish off the

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opening set. Serena is halfway to It is still coming down. They have

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stopped on the outside courts, but Well, the umbrellas up. There's

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some good news for Radwanska, though, because there was a feeling

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that Serena would dominate, and the shortest final in history was back

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in 1922, 22 minutes, so we are all right, we are way past that Mark!

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The French Open in the late 80s was pretty short. Yes, 32 at the French.

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It will be interesting to see... Sorry, I don't want to interrupt,

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finish your thought! I have finished! Mallory versus who?

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Because it is going to be interesting to see what they do if

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they stop this. Whether they will decide to close the roof, or they

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will wait a while to try to allow this match to be played outdoors.

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Michael McIntyre there, the comedian. Here they come! Here they

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come, OK. It could not have happened pretty much at a better

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time for Radwanska. I think most of us anticipated a blow-out in the

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first set. And perhaps when she comes back out, she will at least

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have experienced it, she will know what it feels like to deal with the

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power of Serena and perhaps figure out some way of getting their

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energy up. I mean, if you are not feeling good, the power sort of

:19:35.:19:43.

sucks the life out of you, when you watch bores going by. -- balls. She

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is that off going back to the locker room and getting some advice.

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I think you're saying beforehand what a great front-runner Serena

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was. Grand Slam play, 190 wins, just four losses after winning the

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opening set. It is a tall order, it was a tall order, and it just seems

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to be getting tougher for Radwanska. Well, she wants it so bad, Serena.

:20:08.:20:12.

You could see that from the first round, when she was so intense even

:20:12.:20:18.

there with what appeared to be a guinea. There are motions have

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shown throughout the couple of weeks. -- her emotions. Those are

:20:25.:20:29.

the statistics for the opening set, pointing towards the dominance of

:20:29.:20:34.

Serena, although it was slightly untidy at times from the American.

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Slightly being the key word! She did win the set 6-1. A number of

:20:40.:20:50.
:20:50.:20:56.

Five-time champion Martina Navratilova, I wonder what she has

:20:56.:21:02.

been making of it. Well, she is catching up to me, she has got a

:21:02.:21:12.
:21:12.:21:15.

lot of work to do! Could be more So many great champions there,

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Virginia Wade, the champ and in 1977, of course, Angela Mortimer,

:21:20.:21:27.

the winner in 1961, but this is the scene out on the hill Anton Centre

:21:27.:21:30.

Court, West still no decision to close the roof, hoping that it is

:21:30.:21:34.

just a short shower and players will be back on court and very soon.

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But certainly, for Agnieszka, a well-earned rest to try to work out

:21:39.:21:46.

how she can battle Serena Williams. Let's get further comment from John,

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Lynsey and mark-down there. Looking at the second game, she needed to

:21:50.:21:55.

hold that serve. I think she knew she needed it, the crowd knew, and

:21:55.:22:00.

she wanted to send a quick message. It was so overwhelming for her,

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such an overwhelming moment to be in her first Grand Slam title here

:22:04.:22:08.

at Wimbledon, and it was going to be a tall order to maintain her

:22:08.:22:12.

composure there, to generate the type of pace that she needed, and

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she basically had to hope that Serena would be careless for that

:22:16.:22:21.

the nerves would get to her a bit. A hard fought game, but at the end

:22:21.:22:24.

you sort our sense that the first set was going to slip away rather

:22:24.:22:30.

quickly. I do not feel that Serena is at her best, three aces is

:22:30.:22:36.

nothing compared to the last few rounds. No, but Radwanska has not

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come out with any energy. She is very low key anyway, she likes to

:22:41.:22:45.

play it calm and cool, but she needs to get going in this match,

:22:45.:22:49.

make things happen, manufacture some confidence and belief if she

:22:49.:22:53.

wants to turn this match around. That is hard to do, though. That is

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the problem, she is having to pick her spots, and she's not able to at

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his point figure out when to do that, because she is behind in

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almost every rally, and every time Serena starts a point, even the

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second set, she has not been generating a big enough return.

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are going to illustrate the second serve, show a few points now,

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because it has been well and truly punished today. It has, Serena as

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one of the most intimidating returns. She loves to step inside

:23:24.:23:28.

the court, make their presence known whether she is facing first

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or second serve. She had a lot of time in this match up, Serena does

:23:32.:23:37.

not have a powerful serve, at Serena is doing what she wants with

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it. These are not well-placed, they are sitting ducks. You have got to

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put it closer to the lines, and clearly it is a part of a game that

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she has improved so much, she has always had a great feel for the

:23:50.:23:55.

ball. There seems to be no reason why she cannot do a better job. I

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do not know about when she comes back after half an hour, but do a

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better job down the road, because Serena is not the only player who

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will take advantage of that. she got to just come out and say,

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if I'm going to serve double faults, I am going to serve double faults,

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but I have not got to let it dominate from the return? I would

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basically hit two first serves, sure, you take a chance, but he

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will keep Serena guessing. I would rather see double faults and Hart's

:24:26.:24:32.

second serves, serving closer to the line. Try not to let Serena do

:24:32.:24:37.

what she wants off the first shot. It is so tough, we know she missed

:24:37.:24:41.

her press conference on Friday, not ideal preparation. It is bad enough

:24:41.:24:45.

facing Serena at full throttle, but when you're not feeling well as

:24:45.:24:52.

well... Absolutely, and she is overpowered at the moment. It is a

:24:52.:24:58.

gunfight-nice analogy, with the way that she walked in, 10:30am this

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morning, with a friend, very low through -- very low key, that has

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carried through into this final, the way she has gone out. If you

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are not feeling fit and healthy, it is going to be tough. These two

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have both been in majors where they were not feeling 100%, you have got

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to find it somehow, and it will be key for the team to find that bit

:25:20.:25:25.

of inspiration, whatever will fire her art. She has only maybe got

:25:25.:25:29.

another 40 minutes to find some answers when she comes back on.

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There are going to have to be a lot of answers in a very short period

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of time. Even if they give her the right answers, I'm not sure she

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will be able to implement them, that is the issue. If there is

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truth to the fact that she is not 100%, she looks like she is

:25:44.:25:49.

struggling a bit, you have to feel like she has got this resigned look

:25:49.:25:53.

to her. That is what he has got to change, at least get in mayor, try

:25:53.:25:59.

to bring the crowd in and make it seem at least that she believes she

:25:59.:26:04.

has a chance to win this. She did not really react when she won her

:26:04.:26:08.

first game, and Serena missed an overhead on the next point, and the

:26:08.:26:13.

crowd applauded that. They really wanted her to get involved. You do

:26:13.:26:20.

not want to react when you are down 5-0! I think it was accurate, she

:26:20.:26:24.

was not even worried about winning or losing, just making it look

:26:24.:26:31.

respectable. If you are reacting at 5-0, you win the game, it is like

:26:31.:26:35.

saying to Serena, I cannot believe I have any chance of winning.

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just needed to get the crowd on her side to try to motivate herself

:26:39.:26:44.

somehow. And they want to get on her side, you saw that at the end

:26:44.:26:48.

of the first set, they are trying to give her some energy, get her to

:26:48.:26:52.

play better, but it is not her personality to embrace them. She is

:26:52.:26:56.

shy, quiet, she may learn to do that in the future, but it is a lot

:26:56.:27:00.

to ask in her first Grand Slam final when she is not that

:27:00.:27:04.

comfortable outwardly. As far as Serena is concerned, she looks so

:27:04.:27:08.

motivated. We have seen her coming back from illness and injury, but

:27:08.:27:11.

she is so focused in winning his 5th title and equalling what her

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sister did. It seems like she wanted more than she has any major,

:27:17.:27:22.

and I think what has happened to her has been well talked about, the

:27:22.:27:26.

last couple of years has given her a new sentence of appreciation,

:27:26.:27:30.

something that she is rather amazing that, playing tennis, and I

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feel she will make the most of this next year or two. When you're

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standing next to Martina, who has of these he won are so many great

:27:39.:27:44.

matches and so many Grand Slam titles, where would you put Serena

:27:44.:27:50.

in the all-time list? I felt Serena two is to go was on her way to

:27:50.:27:53.

becoming the best player in the history of though women's game. I

:27:53.:28:00.

know Steffi Graf has won everything four times at least, Martina has

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got an incredible record, obviously, and I... I think Serena would be,

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in my book, the greatest female player to play this game if she

:28:11.:28:17.

were to win even three more. In my opinion. And at the age of 30, she

:28:17.:28:22.

is looking like she could win more. What you think? Acting she is on

:28:22.:28:26.

her way. We will know more in the next two years. Players do not win

:28:26.:28:30.

much after 30, and it is hard, and she is very vocal about not going

:28:31.:28:34.

anywhere, she is going to stay out and try to be the best player that

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he can be. It is all about the Grand Slam titles for Serena. It

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will be tough for her to win the French again, she will probably go

:28:42.:28:46.

down with just one French Open title, and Steffi Graf won each won

:28:46.:28:51.

at least four Times, so we will have to look at that more. It is

:28:51.:28:57.

not just how many you have won, that is obviously a big factor, but

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she seems to be the most athletic, gifted, biggest serve, I do not

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think anyone questions that it is the best serve in the history of

:29:07.:29:11.

the women's game. Perhaps you could make an argument that Billie Jean

:29:11.:29:15.

King or Martina volleyed better than she did, but all around, she

:29:15.:29:20.

is right in that conversation already. But also, I mean, she is

:29:20.:29:25.

such a great champion. I was talking at the beginning of the

:29:25.:29:29.

programme, whoever wins today, it would be the 7th different winner

:29:29.:29:33.

of a Grand Slam, so there is no one really at there, she can play at

:29:33.:29:36.

this level, who do we see challenging her other than maybe

:29:36.:29:42.

Sharapova? That is the thing. A lot of this is due to the fact that in

:29:42.:29:46.

sports, things happen, injuries, for example, but this was

:29:46.:29:51.

inexplicable, what happened to her. To me, someone will come along, as

:29:51.:29:58.

a rancour has come a long way. -- as a Ringo. Could it have that

:29:58.:30:01.

looks like someone who shied away from the spotlight, but she has got

:30:01.:30:04.

the type of game that could go out and beat any of the top players.

:30:04.:30:08.

The beauty about sports is that you do not know, and someone will come

:30:08.:30:18.
:30:18.:30:22.

Azarenka, maybe Kvitova. Do you have any one? I was going to say

:30:22.:30:32.
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The covers are off, so hopefully the players will be back soon. It's

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finals weekend at Wimbledon, and then we will all be back again,

:30:45.:30:49.

because the Olympics start at the end of July. The tennis will be

:30:49.:30:52.

played here. Let's look back at tennis in the Olympics in its

:30:52.:31:02.
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The 1980 it was a pivotal year, because this was a way to get

:31:06.:31:10.

tennis in the map in a way that wouldn't have been possible without

:31:10.:31:17.

the Olympics. Lots of big names, but Steffi had a so-called golden

:31:17.:31:22.

slam. She beat Sabbatini to win the Grand Slam. This added polish to a

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remarkable achievement. The reaction was largely so positive

:31:26.:31:31.

from all the players in Seoul that year, that now it was really on its

:31:31.:31:41.
:31:41.:31:46.

In Barcelona, 1992, the competition had moved on. It still wasn't quite

:31:46.:31:52.

there, but they were making progress. Jennifer Capriati, that

:31:52.:31:56.

was the most important moment, the early stages of her career. Not

:31:56.:32:05.

only did she win as a 16-year-old, but she beat Steffi in the final.

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Absolutely one of my highlights. If I look back on my career at my most

:32:09.:32:13.

important victories, the gold medal is right up there. I lost pretty

:32:13.:32:17.

early in singles, but I knew with Michael Stich, my fiercest rival

:32:17.:32:23.

and competitor on the court, if we found a way to put our egos aside,

:32:23.:32:29.

we were able to form a very formidable and strong team. We were

:32:29.:32:33.

in the final, we had a medal at least, a silver, so we started

:32:33.:32:37.

really communicating and playing with each other. We got lucky, we

:32:37.:32:42.

won the gold. We couldn't even celebrate together, because our

:32:42.:32:46.

egos came back into the way. But we share this gold medal together

:32:46.:32:50.

forever, I want it because of Michael and Michael won it because

:32:50.:33:00.
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Tennis is such an individual sport. A lonely one at that. The

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opportunity to play for your country is unique. Agassi was

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having a bad year. He came back and read himself up for the Olympics.

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You are out there for something much larger than yourself, but very

:33:17.:33:24.

much connected to you. That's a feel you don't get often. Agassi's

:33:24.:33:28.

enthusiasm and effusiveness about taking the gold did the Olympic

:33:28.:33:34.

cause a great deal of good. It was never as stressful as playing in

:33:34.:33:37.

the US Open, playing Wimbledon. That made me enjoy competing even

:33:37.:33:44.

more, just being part of the whole process. Lindsay was a great ball

:33:44.:33:48.

striker and the hard courts of Atlanta suited her, as did the home

:33:48.:33:51.

crowds. That was the first time I really felt that the whole crowd

:33:51.:33:55.

was on my side. My whole family was there, which was not an everyday

:33:55.:33:58.

occurrence. My parents were there, they were in the middle of a

:33:58.:34:08.
:34:08.:34:15.

divorce, so strangely it was a very Really cool to win any medal, but

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obviously gold, I love gold. They love playing doubles together, they

:34:21.:34:24.

love playing for the United States, they love the Olympics. It was the

:34:24.:34:28.

highlight of both of their careers, the next best thing to any of the

:34:28.:34:38.
:34:38.:34:39.

singles majors that they won. actually thought it was one of the

:34:39.:34:46.

great moments in recent Olympic times. Massu was such an unlikely

:34:46.:34:50.

champion. He put his heart and soul into it. He was not going to win a

:34:50.:34:53.

Grand Slam tournament, but this was his chance and in some ways maybe

:34:53.:34:57.

it meant a bit more to him, representing his nation in that

:34:57.:35:07.
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form and coming away with a great price. -- a great price. 2008 was a

:35:08.:35:15.

terrific event. You had all the big guys. I remember two things with

:35:15.:35:21.

the men. Number one, Nadal, who had already won the French and

:35:21.:35:24.

Wimbledon. He went to Beijing and captured the gold medal, beating

:35:24.:35:29.

the Gonzalez in the final having beaten Djokovic in a hard-fought

:35:29.:35:36.

semi-final. Roger Federer wanted that gold and he didn't get it. And

:35:36.:35:45.

yet, he came back to win the Coming out of it, I felt like I was

:35:45.:35:51.

a changed man to some degree. Seeing other athletes train, being

:35:51.:35:55.

part of the Olympic spirit, being there, a place I never thought I

:35:55.:36:01.

would beat, growing up, was something very special. Well, many

:36:02.:36:04.

people have said maybe tennis shouldn't be in the Olympics, but

:36:05.:36:10.

when you get the top players like Federer, Djokovic, Murray and Nadal

:36:10.:36:13.

all wanting to win the gold medal, we are really looking forward to

:36:13.:36:17.

that. Of course we have plenty of business at Wimbledon this weekend.

:36:17.:36:21.

The men's final tomorrow, but the ladies are heading back from the

:36:21.:36:26.

locker room. Not long, that shower. A quick chat with your coach, a

:36:26.:36:36.
:36:36.:36:36.

change of clothes and then back out to resume play. Hoping Aggie

:36:36.:36:42.

Radwanska will find a way to win a few more games and put serene under

:36:42.:36:48.

pressure. She has her sights set on a fifth Wimbledon title. The

:36:48.:36:52.

players are back on Centre Court. The roof stays open, hopefully

:36:52.:37:01.

there is no more rain. Let's rejoin John, Lindsay and Mark.

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It will be interesting to see if Radwanska can contain Williams'

:37:07.:37:12.

power. The start is absolutely crucial, Lindsay. We said that in

:37:12.:37:16.

the first set. She needed to get off to a good start. You could see

:37:16.:37:19.

the crowd were disappointed when she couldn't hold her first service

:37:19.:37:24.

game. She has to do that early on in this second set, not let Serena

:37:24.:37:28.

get more and more comfortable. She is a great frontrunner as it is,

:37:28.:37:32.

she already has the first set under her belt very comfortably. We will

:37:32.:37:36.

see what Radwanska can come out within the second set. If she has

:37:36.:37:40.

the energy. We said she wasn't feeling well. See if her coat had

:37:40.:37:50.

any motivation to get her going. -- her coach. She still got 70% first

:37:50.:37:54.

serves. You want to say don't give her a look at his second serve.

:37:54.:38:00.

What do you do? I would take a bit off my serve, and really go for

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off my serve, and really go for placement. When you lack pace, as

:38:01.:38:05.

placement. When you lack pace, as she does, is it a smart move

:38:05.:38:09.

against somebody likes arena to hit into the body and maybe keep the

:38:09.:38:14.

ball a bit lower? She just has to get more depth on the serve. She

:38:14.:38:18.

was just getting them in the middle of the box. That is not going to

:38:18.:38:24.

cut it in a Wimbledon final against anybody. Made use the slice, maybe

:38:24.:38:29.

get Serena off balance, reaching. She doesn't do a great job of using

:38:30.:38:36.

her legs to generate power, so she is a bit fragile with her serve.

:38:36.:38:45.

She arms her serve. Not much on it. The idea of going bigger, basically

:38:45.:38:50.

hitting two first serves should be strongly considered. Because her

:38:50.:38:56.

serve seems to be the type of serve to start a point as opposed to

:38:56.:39:01.

winning free points. Pretty difficult to win a title on grass.

:39:01.:39:07.

The fact that she's in the final is pretty amazing, pretty impressive.

:39:08.:39:12.

But she is going to be, what, at worst two in the world if she loses

:39:12.:39:16.

this. She has got a lot to be proud of and I suspect she is not going

:39:16.:39:20.

to be as wound up this time around, so she should be able to get off to

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She hasn't had to play any big hitters, as I look through the draw.

:39:53.:40:00.

Just one in the top ten. The semi- finals against Angelique Kerber.

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She's supposedly, when you look at the champions since Martina won in

:40:06.:40:12.

1997, she is three inches shorter and 26 pan labels writer than the

:40:12.:40:20.

average Wimbledon champion since then. -- 26 pounds lighter. She

:40:20.:40:30.
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hasn't had to deal with somebody like Serena. Sukova, next to

:40:31.:40:38.

Martina Navratilova and Jana Novotna. Tracy Austin next to her.

:40:38.:40:43.

Paul Mackney at the back, next to Tracy Austin. -- Paul McNamee. He

:40:43.:40:52.

was twice eight doubles champion. Maria Bueno from Brazil, a former

:40:52.:41:01.

Wimbledon champion. Jacques Rogge on the front at the left. The

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president of the IOC. With the Olympics coming to Wimbledon, as we

:41:06.:41:11.

have just trail. Well, there's a lady that doesn't need any more

:41:11.:41:21.
:41:21.:41:22.

introductions. A legend of the game. An iconic star. And Ann Jones,

:41:22.:41:31.

winner of Wimbledon in 1969. She won the juniors as well. As

:41:31.:41:41.
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There's a lady that also did the double. Tam Agnieszka Radwanska

:41:45.:41:51.

overturn that opening set deficit? The second half of the ladies'

:41:51.:42:01.
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A shot of adrenalin, perhaps, for Radwanska. A couple of points that

:42:38.:42:48.
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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 66 seconds

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Don't forget the new balls. They A lift for Radwanska and a lift for

:43:59.:44:03.

the crowd as well. That was imperative for Radwanska to get

:44:03.:44:09.

that service game. Now she has got a lead for the first time. Maybe

:44:09.:44:14.

she can get off to a better start returning in this game, a bit more

:44:14.:44:18.

confident going for her shots. Serena has to not let it bother her

:44:18.:44:23.

that they are even clapping for her mistakes. That can get under your

:44:23.:44:33.
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This is where the doubles comes into play for Serena. In their

:44:56.:45:01.

semi-final yesterday, they got off to a slow start, but Venus and

:45:01.:45:05.

Serena played so well in the second and third set, coming in and

:45:05.:45:10.

poaching balls out of the air. kept her racket out in front of her

:45:10.:45:18.

on that volley. Makes it a lot easier. These two will play for the

:45:18.:45:28.
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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 66 seconds

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That's the tournament record. 19 -- We saw Radwanska tried a sliced

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forehand. That's not a bad idea. You have to really go after it if

:47:00.:47:05.

you're going to do it. It may be a little lower, a little harder.

:47:05.:47:08.

one-handed follow through. You can't just drop down on it, it will

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 66 seconds

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It's not a shot that you practise a A slice kick serve has no jump to

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it, which makes it pretty easy pickings for Serena Williams.

:48:07.:48:17.
:48:17.:48:29.

in her strike zone. It's coming There's another one, right in the

:48:29.:48:36.

middle of the court, got what it deserved. So many of these,

:48:36.:48:40.

Radwanska doesn't even have time to make him move. She is finishing her

:48:40.:48:50.
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It was a bright start to the second set by hanging on to her serve. But

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But Serena is already in her stride in the second set. And that is how

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she is feeling out here. It's difficult for a player who, so far,

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doesn't look like she believes for a second that she has a chance of

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winning this. And certainly, as she has done many, many times, Serena

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Williams is imposing her will. And the incredible power that she

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brings to this sport. Especially on this court. It's kind of hard to

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see it lasting over an hour at this stage. Lindsay, you must have felt

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like this at times. Your game was built around a big serve and ground

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strokes, you have a player down the other end and you feel, they can't

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hurt me. That is what Serena likes. No-one can take the play away from

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her. Radwanska can't do anything to push Serena back and get her on her

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heels. She has very rarely been on the run. On her return games,

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Serena is inside the baseline, picking the shots she wants to hit.

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It's just a very tough match up, made worse on the grass for

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She needed to do something, and she did. That's the type of hands that

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has got her to number three in the That's where she just shuts you

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Nothing you can do. She didn't even move. There's so much pressure on

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Radwanska on the points she is able to get the return back. To make

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something happen. Because of all the free points Serena gets on her

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She has made the most of any chance Serena needs to get closer to that

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Radwanska is normally so stingy in giving away easy points, easy

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errors. That's nerves. She's making a lot of errors on balls that she

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Again, we saw Williams at the net, putting the ball away. The first

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putting the ball away. The first final I ever came to was yours,

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John, against Chris Lewis in 1983. He couldn't do anything that date

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either. That was a match where I felt I couldn't get hurt by

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anything he did. He didn't have a good enough return and my serve, it

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is the match-up that Lindsay was How does she get to challenge that?

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She missed the ball... But she was playing that. It doesn't matter,

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thankfully. Some dubious decisions being made with the challenges. Not

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The good news is she's playing better than the first set. Just got

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to find a way... Down solo for that. Nice! She has to breaks arena's

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That's a smart shot by Serena. It really was. And smart to set it up

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with this backhand pass. Working the angles. That was a deliberate

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shot. Against somebody who is not That's a better second serve.

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Keeps herself in contention in this Serena, still up a break in this

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second set, but can Radwanska get into Serena's head? It's something

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she does so well against so many players. Time on the ball is so

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crucial. And Serena has a lot of time to set up in this match. In

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their previous matches, Radwanska has never got more than four games.

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It seems, so far, more of the same. Obviously, this is her maiden Slam,

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but do you feel that this is her best surface or is she better on

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other services? Its attempts to she plays. She would have a better

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chance against Serena on other surfaces. -- it depends who she

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plays. You would think that a hard court would be suitable because she

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sees the ball early. She would have better believe that the ball she is

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going to receive is going to bounce into more of a predictable way. You

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have less time on the grass, especially against the bigger

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hitters. She has been rewarded for tennis smarts to get to this first

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She's getting more on the ball, starting to be more aggressive.

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She really did not get herself back Three first serves mist in the

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That was some ankle! -- angle. I Radwanska does not get a better

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The perfect point by Serena. She was moving forward when she saw

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Serena finally finds the UMPIRE: Let, first service.

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That was her best chance, Radwanska, but it has gone. She has not got a

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When it is a must-win game, that is not a good sign. She has battled

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The only time we have ever seen that in her career was in the first

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round at the French. No doubt it is more tough when you are older but

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easier to hide Venus on grass. -- That was a great effort from Serena

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to track the ball down. The off speed, Top Spin, softball and slice

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the forehand. That is the first time she has really had to scramble

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It is now she has made her presence She again closes the gap to just

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She is certainly doing a lot of things better. She is playing the

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type of tennis that has allowed her to become one of the best players

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in the world. Unpredictable and very effective. I would like to see

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if she has another gear. She could use the crowd. I personally just

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having experienced both sides do not like to see a truly great

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champion's level drop but it seems that is the only way she will get

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into the match. Could she lift her game? Is it conceivable? She should

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have won at three of those last four points. Even at her best,

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Radwanska does not do the things that disrupts Serena. She cannot

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penetrate the court. She feels no pressure and no panic to go for

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Serena does such a great job of Oh, boy! You cannot miss that. That

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was such a good return. That is what her dad was talking about with

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Tomasz Wiktorowski knows those are the sorts of thing she needs to

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At 30-30, she is trying to stop That is what Serena has been able

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to do, not only in this match, but in the whole tournament. She was

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not moving that great earlier but Radwanska is challenging the surf.

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Not a lot of hope. -- at the serve. It is impossible for her to think

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That is certainly the best point that Radwanska has played. I am

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surprised that Serena did not move in. She let her back into the rally.

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That was a great effort by This is her chance. It is what she

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It has taken her 69 minutes to That will be challenged, I would

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think. Umpire Macro she is challenging the serve. -- UMPIRE:

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Serena it offers up the unforced error. We have a match on an hands.

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-- Our hands. When she had chances on previous points, she moved in.

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Frustration for raptor Macro. -- They must have had low bouncing

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courts in Germany where she learnt her tennis. Good reaction from

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Serena after dropping her serve That is the 7th time that Serena

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has lost her serve in The A good serve from Radwanska. A

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She got away with it. She made a player that next ball. Serena saw

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she was there. She is very game 8 great turnaround from Radwanska.

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She is getting more power up on her shots. It is the belief. She thinks

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she has a chance in the rallies. How big a factor our nerves playing

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with Serena? No question you get nervous when you get older. She

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said they affected her badly at the French. She has had some lapses in

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this event where it looked to be over and she had a struggle. She

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won 7-5 just to get into the quarters. She looked like she was

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going to dust off the semi-final. It is the same thing that has

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happened here. That last service game, she clearly should have won.

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She got a little bit hesitant just at the wrong moment. Credit to

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Can she continued to run with the That was a beautiful shot! It is so

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unusual to see Serena back- pedalling. I thought she has volley

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it pretty well up to the stage was a bit which shows that nerves have

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got in the way. Otherwise she would There she goes. It makes search the

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difference with her mind set. She wants to go after the shots.

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Immediately followed that one forward. That is exactly what she

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just said. She has been watching a There you go! Why did cannot do

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that the last game? -- I'm not do that. A great adjustment from

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Serena the last two points. She knows what it is like to went on

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court. She has allowed Radwanska to play her way back into this set.

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Serena are showing some great Radwanska is showing why she got to

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this point. She has become Two of the best serves she has hit

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in the match. Fresh balls helping A halt to at love just when she

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wanted it. -- a hold to love. That was the hardest serve she has hit

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in the match. She has a lot of reasons to feel a whole lot better

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about things about now. It would be an explosion on Centre Court if she

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could pull off this set somehow. Then it really would be game on.

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saw it a bit yesterday with Jo- Wilfried Tsonga. He got himself

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back into it. You could see the pace of the ground strokes increase.

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We are seeing it here with Radwanska. She has never even been

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to a Grand Slam semi-final before this tournament. It is all

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uncharted territory. We thought the start would be crucial. The rain

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delay meant she could catch her breath. A good start in the second

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set has let her believe. She is so much better than the first set.

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service of Serena is worse in the Things are getting a whole lot more

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difficult for Serena right now. Eyed did not think I would be

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seeing this. Scarcely credible after a set and a half that

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Radwanska would be on the bird of taking it into a final set. --

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It just goes to show even the best are not immune to nabs. Serena has

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been struggling with that. After the past couple of years and

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everything she has gone through, she in the last years has got tight

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in the big matches - the big moments. Credit to Radwanska for

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hanging in NAV. She has raised the level of her game and put the

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pressure back into the Court of Serena. Still amazing to see. It

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looked like it was going to be over so quickly. She started to do

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things better. She got more on her serve. She hit the ball cleaner.

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She has employed the slice of the forehand. She has used every trick

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in the book. It worked. She got into the head of Serena. She felt

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the nerds but did not look like what happened. -- the nerves.

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Radwanska has won a higher And let's see if Serena continues

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to be hesitant. The final set of We have talked about in the last

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two sets how important it was for Radwanska to start well. It's very

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important for Serena to try and get that swagger back. Her serve has

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got better and better as the match has gone along. A perfect serve

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into the body, just enough on it. She has got great feel and hands,

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but that part of what game has not worked particularly well. -- her

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again. The drop volley and the drop That's a gift there for Radwanska.

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The chance to get the early break I love that shock when she gets

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down so low. It looks like her Not much you can do to defend

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against that. She wasn't able to make one move, Radwanska. She had

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A real mixed bag from Serena at the moment. What a better job Radwanska

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is doing at handling Serena's hard, deep return back at her. As John

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Now we really have something here. Serena's the one, surprisingly, who

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is going to have to get her service game under control. Dropped down

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rather considerably, that last half of the second set. Has to find her

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It is a sister act out there, isn't it? Venus, Serena's sister.

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Radwanska's younger sister, Ursula, who also plays and also won Junior

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She's being forced to produce her best now, Serena. She's working

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hard to maintain her composure, because inside she can't believe

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that she hasn't won this event already. She's fighting herself as

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That's what she couldn't keep together at the French Open last

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month. After she lost that second set, after having the lead, she

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broke down in tears, was visibly distressed. So far, managing her

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That was much needed and a good effort, because she still hasn't

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quite got her groove back on serve. quite got her groove back on serve.

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For her, it's doing it the hard way. For her, it's doing it the hard way.

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She is trying to dig in mentally, How tough is it at this stage to

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get yourself out of the Place Serena seems to be in? It's tough

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when you are so close to victory. To winning the title, your fifth

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Wimbledon. Now she finds herself in a third set, fighting herself, her

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opponent who is playing better... Champions adjust. Let's see if

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Some great tennis between these two She has got fabulous anticipation,

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Radwanska. I don't know why, when she got the ball over Serena, she

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didn't move forward. She let Serena UMPIRE: Miss Radwanska is

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I don't think you should be allowed to challenge after you ask your box.

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In the rules, technically you are Still hadn't recovered from that

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second point. Two bad unforced 5 doubles in this match. There's

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the best shot of Radwanska. That off forehand. Takes time away from

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her opponent by her own propositioning, not by her power. -

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That one she really earned. Serena At one point, I believe it was 6-1,

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4-2, she was going for the double break, but Radwanska was able to

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lift herself. During that game, Serena was so confident, so cocky,

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I mean in a good way, but a somewhat risky way, "It's going so

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well, I'm going to beat her at home game," trying some of those, shall

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we say, different shots. The semi- Moon Ball kind of shot. She lost

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that game. She thought, OK, I am still up a break. And then the

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nerves got in the way a little bit. She hesitated on a couple of balls

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where, earlier, she was routinely putting them away. When she lost

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that game that clearly she should have won to go 5-3, suddenly the

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match shifted and put a lot more stress on Serena's body, really

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changed things. If she had won 6-1, 6-2, it would have been like, wow,

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I can win any way I want. Now she is the one who appears to be in

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Stick to what got her there. Interesting, before the match,

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hearing Smartie -- Martina Navratilova talking about how

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nervous she was to play her last Wimbledon final, in her thirties,

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compared to when she first came on Somebody like that, who can win as

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much as she did, can get nervous. So no doubt everybody can. A couple

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of years since Serena won a Grand Slam title. This game will help.

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There it is. A game in under a minute. We had the golden set in

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this tournament. That was a golden game. That's part of why she

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thought, at 6-1, 4-3, it was over. UMPIRE: Miss Williams is

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No tie-breaks, so challenges become Great imagination. You could see

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she had it lined up, from here. She This is the type of thing she needs

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to do, clearly. Go after that serve, shorten these points. A

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championship move in the last couple of minutes by Serena. Four

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aces in the previous game gives you a platform, doesn't it? It sure

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You can't give Radwanska an extra chance in a rally. She did an

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amazing job of turning defence into offence. Again, Serena was very

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She got her 51st a winner of the final in the end. Both players a

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bit winded there after that exchange. Such a huge moment here.

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She grabs the first break in this That's her first break since early

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in the second set. Those two games, well played from Serena. Those four

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Acers certainly gave her more confidence for the return game.

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are back to where we were in the second set, controlling the mind.

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Yeah, but she has shown a lot of guts and heart to pull it together.

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A lot of players would have been overwhelmed at this stage, but

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she's done a great job of maintaining her composure when her

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opponent's level had really picked up, the crowd had got much more

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into it. You can see how bad she wants it, which is a wonderful

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thing to see when you have seen her win so many before. Sharapova

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talked about that at the French Open. If she were able to win

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another Grand Slam after shoulder surgery and all the injuries, it

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would be her biggest achievement. Serena says the same. After

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everything she has gone through the last two years, to add another

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Grand Slam title she thinks would She's within touching distance of

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it again. A brick to the good in Great width to her tennis in that

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rally. She has made a knight adjustment, a concerted attempt to

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move forward and shorten these Six aces in her last seven points

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I read a lovely line about Radwanska's tennis the other day.

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It said she had mastered the art of Miss direction. She is tough to

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Well, if she's going to win this now, Radwanska, she's going to have

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to break Serena two more times, which would seem to be a very tall

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order. The new balls will help her Oh, that's too bad, it just missed.

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That would have been some point to This is a mere must-win game for

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Radwanska. To give Serena a two chances to serve for the match, I

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 66 seconds

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can't think she would falter but She wants to put it away right now.

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Like all great champions, she's a vicious competitor. Desperately

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 66 seconds

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Well, Serena did not go after the ball. She played not to lose the

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point but somehow Radwanska found a way. Radwanska has directed so many

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shots to the forehand of Serena. That side gets tighter on the big

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That was a better return. She kept What a bit of invention from

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Serena! She claims that the break. Talk about surprising Radwanska,

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she did not move a muscle towards that ball. That makes life a whole

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lot easier for Serena Williams. What a time to pull this out! We

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saw it early in the match but have not seen us since the first set

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from Serena. How sweet it is! knows how great that second break

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An early celebration for the American. She deserves it. She

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really does. She has been through a lot. It does not get any easier as

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you hit that dreaded 30. She has really done a great job. It has

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been a lot more entertaining than we would have dreamed of an hour

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and 15 minutes ago. Credit to Radwanska! Serena are back where

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 66 seconds

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That was a valiant effort from It is a classic case of making your

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opponent hit one more people. is a mission statement throughout a

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 66 seconds

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That was a perfect surf from Serena. Serena is Wimbledon champion up

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What a moment for her! One of the 14 Grand Slam titles now come at

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four behind Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. She adds to her legacy

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I guess when you had won it this many times, you know the quickest

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way up to the box. The no, she does not! They must have changed it

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She is congratulated by the coach of Radwanska. Now her sister. What

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a lovely moment this is! The better player won on the day. Trying to

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She and Venus both have five Wimbledon singles titles. She is

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off somewhere else. I think she is choosing the safest way to get back

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down to Centre Court. What a tournament it has been for

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Radwanska! Never before has she made it to a semi-final in a Grand

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Slam. She was under the weather. She has got to be so proud of

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herself. She really made a match of this. If there were eight. Macro,

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2-1 up in the third set, where she could do it, Serena lifted her game.

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Well, Serena taking the applause of the crowd. The trophy awaits her.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the trophies will be presented on court by his

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Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, President of the All England Club.

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He will be accompanied by the chairman of the All England Club

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and President of the Lawn Tennis Tradition is so much a part of the

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All England Club and Wimbledon. Always a lovely touch for the ball

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boys and girls, who had done such an incredible job at these

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championships. The greatest compliment you can give them is you

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Ladies and gentlemen, today's chair umpire! From Sweden, an official

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since 1994. A First Lady's single final for him as well. -- first

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ladies singles final. And to the She has rewritten Polish tennis

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history this week in the same manner that Andy Murray has done it

:10:35.:10:45.
:10:45.:10:56.

Understated but certainly not underrated. And the Wimbledon

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ladies' singles champion 2012, Serena Williams! She'd take the

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walk for the big time in her career. -- she takes the walk for the 5th

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time in her career. The wonderful ladies of trophy! -- ladies trophy.

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Of course of the original stays at the club but you do get an eight

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inch replica to take with you. SUE BARKER: You fought so hard and

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won so many fans, I hope you are proud of your performance had today.

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Thank you so much. I think I have had the best two weeks in my life.

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I'm very happy to be hit in the The applause says it all. It was

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not the result you wanted but I hope you have many happy memories.

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Of course. I remember 2005 when I won Junior Wimbledon. I think it

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was not my day. I will try next Finally, I know it has not been

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easy for you. Everyone knows how you have been suffering over the

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past few days and it was doubly difficult for you. We were playing

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in the rain and the wind and it did not help me much. Anyway, I think I

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was playing great matches here. I was playing my best to date as well.

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I am very happy and thank you so much for the support. Thank you so

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match, ladies and gentlemen, Serena, how nice does it feel, that

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trophy again? I cannot even describe it. Thank to hope that for

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letting me get this far. I almost did not make it a few years ago. I

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am here again. I am so happy. mentioned being in hospital. With

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everything you have been through, does it make it sweeter? Most

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definitely. I never dreamt of being here again and being so down. Never

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give up. Thank you guys in the box - Daddy, mum, Sasha, Esther! Thank

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you. I cannot name everyone. If you are over there, thank you from the

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bottom of my heart. I could never have done this without you. When

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you were with me in a hospital, thank you so much! You too, Isha!

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You were there every day. Thank you. I am glad you came down the safe

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route. I could literally have leaped over there. I did not want

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to do that. Maybe next time. have the doubles coming up. You had

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to date so deep at the beginning. How did you control your emotions?

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It was really tough. She played so well. That is why she has had such

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a great Korea and so young. Another round of applause because she is

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amazing. I do know it is rude to talk about

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age that you have made an incredible achievement at the age

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of 30. Martina Navratilova won it in 1990. Is it the new 20? Oh, my

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God! Of course. Hello. I have been saying all wheat, mentally, I am 12,

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13. -- all week. You can match Venus with the trophies now. Thank

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you, Venus, for your advice during the rain dilemma. I had to copy you

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again. Sorry! -- rain delay. Congratulations on a 5th Wimbledon

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trophy. Serena Williams! It is a remarkable story. It continues. I

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wonder how long it will continue with the sort of form she is in

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right now? At the end she thanked a lot of people. Venus, the older

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sister, who was out there and done and doing so many big things in

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tennis, to have your little sister come and steal your thunder in a

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big way... I had a little brother myself who played on the tour. I

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can only imagine what it would be like. Lucky I only had to imagine

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it! To have to handle that with the grace she has shown throughout this,

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and the support she has given Serena, it is unbelievable. And it

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is so genuine. It really is. It is amazing. Just think what they have

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to go through playing each other. How do you do that and be able to

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manufacture and play your best tennis when those emotions get in

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the way? We often sort of haute in a way, as lovers of the sport, and

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commentators and fans, you would see someone else in the mix because

:18:28.:18:36.

it was so bizarre to see themselves play each other - have to

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commentate. Thankful that she was brought in. As the question about

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how long she can go on? A couple of years ago no one would have dreamed

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she would have had the problems she had. You never know. That is why we

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love sport. We will be thinking the same thing tomorrow when the great

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Roger Federer goes up against Andy Murray. If he were able to play the

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type of tennis we saw against Novak Djokovic, you could say, how does

:19:10.:19:19.

he keep doing it? You certainly think he could win at least two,

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three more of these will start Venus is the only other person who

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has managed to take Serena to three sets in a Wimbledon final.

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Radwanska has managed to take a set of her for the first time on the

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bigger stage in the world. Credit to her she was able to do that. She

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could not handle the power in the end. Huge credit to her! She had to

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deal with a sore throat and issues. The overwhelming odds she was up

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against even to make it competitive. She must be so proud of herself -

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deservedly so. I have seen them all. Martina Navratilova, Billie-Jean

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King, when I was growing up as a kid. The Chris Evert machine.

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Monica Seles, Steffi Graf. I must be forgetting someone. I believe

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you are watching the greatest female player that has ever played

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this game. Enjoy it while you can. Who knows what can happen in the

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next few years? Do you think she will get over 18? I did not say it

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will be easy. If you go buy records, it is not definite. In golf, you

:20:47.:20:53.

thought Tiger Woods would do it and he has not managed it yet. There is

:20:53.:21:00.

work to be done, clearly. Is that the all time? Is it 18 questor much

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up Steffi Graf has the all time - 22. -- is it a team? It is an elite

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A couple of Wimbledon titles behind Steffi Graf. She won all four

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Major's four times each. She won the slam and be Olympics. There

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should be a law they have to play tennis! You cannot imagine a better

:21:49.:21:59.
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team pull than that combination. -- gene pool. This would be an

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occasion that Serena would not mind signing some autographs. I was

:22:08.:22:14.

going to say, let the celebration the game! Excuse me, I forgot about

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the women's doubles. A lot of people would love to get her up and

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get her to the studio. We may have to wait. It is always a nice

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tradition. Minutes goodbye. There it is, already, the winner. --

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goodbye. Maybe she is thinking about the doubles. The court is

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cleared but the memories are still fresh. Serena Williams claims her

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SUE BARKER: And emotional Serena Williams collecting her 5th

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Wimbledon title. She wobbled in the second set but she held her nerve

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at the beginning of the third and That was the moment she realised

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she had equalled what her sister had done. With everything she had

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been through, it was quite special. Lindsay Davenport has made her way

:23:30.:23:36.

up here. She was a very emotional Serena. She talked about the

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illness and career-threatening injury. It is incredible she is

:23:39.:23:44.

back and winning Grand Slams. started going downhill a few years

:23:44.:23:51.

ago. She got injured with her feet. That turned into the pulmonary

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embolism. She managed to regain her confidence on court. She said she

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was in the hospital and it was great to hear her thank her support

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team. She had always said, if she could win another one, it would

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mean so much. You could see it in her face and expressions and

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attitudes. 10 years on from winning her first but I think this will be

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the sweetest of them all. Given the way the French Open went for her.

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She went out in the first round. She held it together so well. After

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the second set she could have become frustrated and given him.

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She was composed and stayed in the moment. It was such a key game. She

:24:43.:24:52.

had 15-40. If it had gone 4-3, it was a key game. Once the break did

:24:52.:24:59.

not happen, the nerves were on the service games. For her, the drop-

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shot winner at 4-2. She knew she had a chance to serve for the match.

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She was not going to let it go. serving was not at its best. Over

:25:12.:25:19.

The Championships, 102 aces. It is such a big weapon. Such a huge shot

:25:20.:25:25.

to have on grass? Her first serve percentage went down. That allowed

:25:25.:25:31.

Radwanska to see -- sneak the second set the way. How about the

:25:31.:25:37.

game where she said four aces in a row! That gave her all the

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confidence in the world. That is what kick-started that in a way -

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the fact she can serve that well. They must be wonderful knowing you

:25:47.:25:54.

have a weapon to get you out of trouble. Even on her second serve,

:25:54.:26:00.

she always knows she can rely on it. She has a perfect pass. That gets

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her through so many jams when her ground strokes are not working.

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can relax now. All tension has gone. The emotions that she has gone

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through. Heading up to the balcony. Traditionally they used to go out

:26:18.:26:24.

of the front door. This year, maybe for health and safety... Of those

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barriers were getting a bit wobbly last year when the champions went

:26:28.:26:38.
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out. They are going out on to the balcony. I guess that was a nice

:26:39.:26:45.

moment when you had to do that. course. The tradition it is so

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great. Every player knows it and every player respects it. It is

:26:51.:26:57.

amazing to think, five singles titles. Beat two of them have

:26:57.:27:06.

collected 10. It is such an incredible record. It is amazing!

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To think about the possibility of two sisters accumulating 10 from 12

:27:12.:27:18.

years, it is amazing. Now going for the doubles title again. The way

:27:18.:27:22.

they have been able to change the game and dominated at Wimbledon, I

:27:22.:27:32.

cannot imagine that will ever be done by a sister combination again.

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As for Radwanska, I felt awful when she was starting to cry it in her

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opening answer. She fought so hard. I am not sure how she turned it

:27:44.:27:48.

around after the rain delay when she had been demolished in the

:27:48.:27:54.

opening set. Towards the latter stages of the second set, you could

:27:54.:28:00.

see how she got to the very top of women's tennis. She will be ranked

:28:00.:28:06.

two on Monday. She tries to find ways to disrupt her opponent.

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Serena gave a small opening. A lot of others could not have taken that.

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Radwanska was able to do it because she had that belief. She is very

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sick and very tired. A little bit emotional but she will view this as

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a huge stepping stone. She was see how much improved in the final.

:28:27.:28:31.

was not going to make the excuse about being itself. I thought I

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would tell everyone. You could see she was suffering. You want to be

:28:37.:28:43.

at your very best and it was not able to happen. I have seen her in

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the locker room all week. She has been fighting the respiratory

:28:51.:28:56.

illness. Look at that! Thousands of people in the walkway to see Serena.

:28:57.:29:02.

She will be loving this moment. She likes to put on a show and see the

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fans out there. Those who had a cute and not been able to get on

:29:07.:29:17.
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Centre Court. Being close up to it again is special. It had security

:29:19.:29:27.

around it at all times. How big is the replica? About this big. Not

:29:27.:29:32.

nearly as big as the original. guess you are very proud of that,

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aren't you? It is amazing, at any time you win a Grand Slam. It is

:29:39.:29:45.

one of a kind. Looking at Grand Slam champions, we are talking

:29:45.:29:52.

about Serena. She goes straight in with 14. She was already ahead of

:29:52.:29:57.

Billie-Jean King. Martina Navratilova with four. You wondered

:29:57.:30:02.

whether she can do that. Who else is really going to be pushing

:30:02.:30:12.
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higher? I do not think a team is out of reach for at Serena. -- 18.

:30:16.:30:24.

She is an amazing athlete and she is incredibly fit. She has a great

:30:24.:30:33.

serve. I think it is in reach for her. When you look at Margaret

:30:33.:30:38.

Court! Her career went on and on. Top players did not play the

:30:38.:30:43.

Australian Open them. Now it is a major Championship. Then Steffi

:30:43.:30:51.

Graf winning all four Macias four times, that is amazing as well.

:30:51.:30:58.

Agnieszka has to look back and think her first major title is not

:30:58.:31:02.

too far away. It will be next week before she can look back with a

:31:02.:31:08.

clear head and be proud of what she accomplished. Very few players win

:31:08.:31:12.

their first round Slam title in their first final. She will have so

:31:12.:31:17.

much experience. She had never been to a Grand Slam semi-final before

:31:17.:31:21.

Wimbledon. It may not be the ship that it will be within the next few

:31:21.:31:27.

years. As for Serena, Venus has been through so much as well. I

:31:27.:31:35.

wonder whether we would ever see Venus playing... Not at her best

:31:35.:31:41.

but even competing for a Grand Slam again. I had doubts after the first

:31:41.:31:47.

round. I have to say in yesterday's doubles semi-final, those last two

:31:47.:31:52.

sets were vintage Venus. She was moving well and hitting the ball

:31:52.:31:56.

better than I have seen in a while. It is not out of the question she

:31:56.:32:02.

can get back her game. I do not know if she can win a Grand Slam

:32:02.:32:06.

title but it remains to be seen. I think the doubles and potentially

:32:06.:32:09.

winning later today will give her confidence to get back and start

:32:09.:32:14.

competing with the best. It will be emotional if they win that today.

:32:14.:32:18.

I'm so thrilled it was a competitive final. It looked like

:32:18.:32:28.
:32:28.:32:29.

We did not have a great women's final at the French Open, but

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Radwanska proved everyone wrong in the second set. She fought back and

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won the set. In the third set, Serena had to elevate so much to

:32:40.:32:46.

win the title, and Credit Serena at that point. I was looking back at

:32:46.:32:53.

the record books, Billie Jean kick -- Billie Jean King only took 49

:32:53.:32:57.

minutes back in the 1970s, and glad that did not happen. Thank you so

:32:57.:33:01.

much for your comments and during the match. Well, Andy Murray will

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be on court tomorrow, hoping to make history, to become the first

:33:06.:33:10.

British man since Fred Perry to win at Wimbledon, but we have a Briton

:33:10.:33:14.

trying to make history today, Jonny Marray is through to the men's

:33:14.:33:18.

doubles final with Freddie Nielsen. The last time we had a British man

:33:18.:33:22.

in the final was 1960, but this was how they finished their semi-final

:33:22.:33:26.

against the mighty Bryan Brothers, there are won here twice, the

:33:26.:33:31.

defending champions. They have been so dominant over the years, but

:33:31.:33:36.

Jonny and Freddy won in four sets. They had two other wild card to get

:33:37.:33:46.

into the championships. After the Boys, congratulations, you are in a

:33:46.:33:51.

Wimbledon final. That sounds good, doesn't it? You do not look too

:33:51.:33:56.

excited about it, you look like you're expected this. Well,

:33:56.:34:01.

definitely did not expect it, definitely happy, but I keep my

:34:01.:34:06.

emotions on the inside. I am not a very outgoing person. Jonny, a bit

:34:06.:34:12.

of history, first Brit in the men's doubles final for 52 years. It is

:34:12.:34:18.

great, obviously, it has been a while, hasn't it? It could not have

:34:18.:34:22.

happened for a nicer guy! And Andy Murray is trying to steal your

:34:22.:34:27.

thunder. He can still my thunder, I will give him my permission. It is

:34:27.:34:30.

great news for British tennis ball round. This is an important final

:34:31.:34:35.

for you to get two, 2, Wimbledon is important in your family, your

:34:35.:34:43.

grandfather was a singles finalist here. Tell us about him. Yes, he

:34:43.:34:47.

was a great tennis player in his era. He was arguably the best

:34:48.:34:53.

tennis player ever to come out of Denmark, so I was always brought up

:34:53.:34:58.

as being Kurt Nielsen's grandson. I became Frederik Nielsen in my mid-

:34:58.:35:02.

twenties! It has obviously been a big part of my life, him being a

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Wimbledon player, a great tennis player. And to be able to come here

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after being within so many times, it is magnificent, because to me,

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there is Wimbledon and then there is everything else. I take great

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pleasure and pride in doing well here, and just getting the chance

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to play here, that is all I really care about. The chance to play on

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Centre Court, that is all I wanted in tennis, and hopefully I will get

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that chance and I'm really looking How did you end up playing

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together? Well, we only requested a wild card based on the entry

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deadline day. I was supposed to play with somebody else, but our

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combined ranking did not get us in. I needed a wild card, Freddie and I

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had a good run on the grass the week before, so I called up and

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asked if he would do me the pleasure of being my partner at

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Wimbledon. That is a proposal! course, he said yes, who would turn

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that down, to play with me?! Getting through the semi-final, you

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beat the Bryan Brothers, it was no ordinary semi-final, 11 time Grand

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Slam champions. I think it was ordinary, if you're in a semi-final,

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you expect to play people like that. Obviously, arguably the best team

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that there has been, and they are still obviously a top team, had to

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play a big tournament like this, you have got to expect to play

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people like that in the latter stages. You know, it is a great

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honour to play them, add to beat them at the end of the day, we

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deserve to be where we are in the final. Can you go all way?

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Absolutely. Absolutely. Weirder things have happened in sports!

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They have indeed, a positive reaction from Freddie and Jonny,

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what a moment this is for them, out they come, a wild card into the

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championships, it really is a fairy tale. Well, up most of the crowd

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have taken a bit of a break after the singles semi-final, but they

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will be racing back to cheer them on. The story that Sonali was

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hearing there, Kurt Nielsen was twice a finalist here, and he is

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the first Dane to be in their final since his grandfather. They are up

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against Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau, the number five seeds in the

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championships, and they have been in the final here for the last two

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years but ended up as runners up, and I think Jonny and Freddie will

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be hoping it stays that way this time. A big moment for Britain's

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Jonny Marray out on court, let's Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau, a

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very experienced partnership, seeded number five, playing in

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their third successive Wimbledon final. They lost, of course, in the

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last two years, and this there are only playing their 4th tournament

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ever together. The other three have all been challengers. Between them,

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until they played Wimbledon, they had, in their entire careers, won

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20 matches at all levels, and here they are up at the Wimbledon final.

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It is an extraordinary story, and Jonny Marray, the first British man

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to contest the doubles final here since Mike Davies and Bobby Wilson

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lost in 1960. Bidding to be the first British winner of the men's

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doubles since had his and Raymond's tacky beat fellow Brits in 1936. If

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they could win this, tomorrow Andy Murray will clearly be the first

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winner of the singles since 1936! Well, if he does today, Jonny

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Marray, you would think it would be in the stars for tomorrow. It is,

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as you said, the most amazing feat for these two to be in the final.

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It is quite extraordinary, they got in right at the last minute. They

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are so inexperienced as a team together, and at this level

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together, and this is the Nacarat of the doubles, Wimbledon. You know,

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Wimbledon is obviously the Makah in singles as well, but it is the one

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Grand Slam where it is the best to five sets from the first round

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onwards. They treat the doubles here as something special, and the

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players, when they come in here, they love it, because they can walk

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around, they feel like they are just as much a part of it as

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anybody else. They do not have to play the system but they play the

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rest of the year, which is a bit wrinkly dinky, to be honest, a bit

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sudden death. You have one point to win the game one way or the other

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in the third set, they do not even play it out, they just play a tie-

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breaker, which makes it very Russian roulette tennis, really.

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This is where it is really at, five sets, and they have proved

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themselves at a tournament where you cannot look it, because you

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have to win best-of-five set matches to get there, and they beat

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the Bryans! Let's introduce you to the runners up for the last two

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years, Robert Lindstedt, 35 years of age, he lives in the city where

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they play the Swedish Open, a lovely fishing village, currently

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ranked at number 10 in the world in doubles. His partner is 27 years of

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age, he lives on the Black Sea, Romania, he is ranked number 11 in

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the world for doubles. They have won two titles together this year.

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We can look at their root through. They beat Jurgen Melzer and Philipp

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Petzschner, the champions here two years ago, and they did so in four

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Frederik Nielsen. As you were hearing, the first Danish player

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ever to reach any Wimbledon final in the senior events since his

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grandfather, Kurt Nielsen, who lost those two finals in the 1950s and

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sadly passed away in June of last year. How proud he would have been

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to be here today to see his grandson! Freddie is 28. Jonny

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Marray is 31 years of age, born in Liverpool, he has crossed the

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Pennines and now lives in Sheffield. A remarkable story, his prize money

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so far this year is just under $30,000. Now, if they win today,

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they each pickup �130,000. If they lose, �65,000 each, so it is a

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total transformation. In the first round, they beat the Spanish seeds.

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And of course that fabulous when in the semi-finals over the defending

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champions, the Bryan twins from the United States. Interesting that in

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two matches, they were two sets up, the momentum was against them, but

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they have the determination to still win those matches. Our umpire

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is from Greece. It is the best of five sets, as John was saying, the

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only major when they still play the best of five sets. I was just

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looking at the start of play on Court number one today, the junior

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girls' singles was being played, and normally they would just be

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watched by friends and relatives, but here, even though people who

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buy those tickets know they have no chance of seeing any singles, it is

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packed! Exactly, look at the crowd here. The US Open men's doubles

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final is played at 11 o'clock on Friday morning with 1,000 people

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It will be, appropriately, Jonny A nice mishit volley, but he will

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take those! A smile on his face there, he did not get hold of it

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very well, but a drop shot, and that is what you have both players

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Not much you can do about that, both players have had their slice

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of fortune in this opening game. think justice was served on this

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point. A bit short with the backhand volley. He will drill that

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Unusually, staying in formation for Well, that should really relax

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Marray and Nielsen, because they would have undoubtedly been pretty

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nervous coming out there. Yes, exactly, and Jonny Marray would

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like to get a few more first serves in that he did end at Day, but some

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good volleys to get him out of trouble. -- in that game. He wants

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to keep his first serve percentage Lowe! That was a sling, surely!

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That was about a triple swing on that one, wasn't it? I thought he

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was playing lacrosse rather than Fortunately, it was out. Otherwise

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the umpire might have had a Well, of course, these two start as

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hot favourites. They have been in the final the last two years, but

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they did not win a set in either of those matches. They are the pair

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that has got everything to lose. Oh, what a return of serve! Talk

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about taking the ball on the rise here, look at that, there was no

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backswing. He just met it in front, blocked it, use the pace of the

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Jonny Marray just annoyed and soft there, he had a chance. I know it

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is the first service game, but the way they serve, if you get a chance

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A lot of missed first serves again The reason for that is that this

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little town than a device that stops the vibrating going up the

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arm had obviously come out, so an Horia Tecau has won 11 doubles

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titles, his partner 14. Their Some work to be done on the Jonny

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Marray returns, two second serves, Good pickup by Nielsen on the half

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volley. This is the toughest shot in the book, two-time a half volley

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at this sort of speed. He did not really get as low as you would have

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expected in two, but he got away with it. -- expected him to. Oh, he

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There was a lot of chalk flying up, but they think it might have been

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long, but it wasn't, plumb on the Well, Freddie Nielsen, we have

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talked a little bet about his grandfather, Kurt Nielsen, who was

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one heck of a player. He got to the final of two Wimbledons, and I

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believe you knew him pretty well. got to know him very well when I

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was umpiring, because he was a tour supervisor, so we were responsible

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to the tour supervisor, and I became a great friend of his. And

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then he, having left that job, he moved on to become a commentator

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for Danish TV. We got to get that many of the tournament. That is

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curt junior on the right, the son of her senior, the father of

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Freddie. -- Ted Nielsen. A very nice man, Kurt Nielsen. He reached

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the final here tries, unseeded, not bad going. The last two two

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Americans. -- he lost to two A little delay because of course

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people are not allowed to take their seats at the first change

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You just see how close the players get to the net. He is almost over

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the net there. You keep thinking it would be crying out for a long, but

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they are such good athletes, they get back so well. Unless you do it

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Yes, one of those heartfelt apologies, when you are really

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saying, yes, please, a few more of I said some work had to be done on

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the Marray return. It is not his Well, Freddie Nielsen, it is a very

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high risk area where he is returning serve. He is taking the

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first serve inside the baseline, a bit like Andre Agassi. Not easy to

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The first round of serving is complete, and all four men have

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Here we go, with the chat, they put their hand over their mouth like

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their opponents can hear from the other side, or maybe they think

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there is a lip reader in the crowd! Well, Nielsen could have a chat in

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a whole series of languages, German, Swedish, Norwegian and English, but

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I'm not sure that Jonny would It is a ridiculous story, isn't it?

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These guys have played two Challenger tournaments in

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Nottingham, lost in the first round in one and got to the final in the

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other. They played a Challenger in Dublin and they got to the final.

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And here they are in the Wimbledon final in their fourth tournament

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together. It doesn't make sense but it's a magnificent achievement. I

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think they have settled incredibly well. A Grand Slam final? They have

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held serve three times, they don't look nervous, they look like they

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are embracing the situation. Fabulous. There's another man from

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the steel city of Sheffield. Roger Taylor, three times a singles semi-

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finalist. My first Wimbledon, he lost 7-5 in the fifth to Kodes in

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Served a double fault in each of his service games, Tecau, so far.

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Tend to be the captain of the two. That was another complete mishit

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Using the body serve pretty I wonder whether Nielsen will start

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to back up a little on the return of serve. He is taking it so early,

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standing just outside the baseline but then stepping in two or three

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feet. So tough to time that. I suppose if he does it one time,

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maybe they will break. In the tie- break, he can take a risk. But I'm

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not sure if he is making enough He too has served a double fault in

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each of his service games. On both occasions on the first point of the

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game. It puts you under that little And now the first real pressure on

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A fine return. And here are the And the number five seeds have the

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first break of serve. Both of them very much doubles specialists.

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There's a very good living to be made out of the game. Both have

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made over $1 million in prize money. They have done very well, Lindstedt

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and Tecau. It's all about finding a partner you can gel with. Talking

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about the return of serve, when you watched the Marray and Nielsen

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strike point, you can see how close Very close inside the baseline.

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Very risky tennis. He is going to have to back up a little bit.

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Marray, taking longer. He is stepping further back, trying to

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Striking a rich vein of form at the moment, Robert Lindstedt, the

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A very solid serve he has. In the mid- 120s. A lot of hype. He gets a

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high percentage of first serves. -- That was a good return from Marray,

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because he was so far off the court. Lindstedt and Tecau consolidate the

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break. Interesting, Nielsen tried something a little different on the

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return, the lob. So it falls to Jonny Marray to keep his team in

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One thing these two men have in common, they are both supporters of

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Liverpool. A dirty word in the Mercer household after Brendan

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Rogers moved from Swansea to It's real one strike tennis at the

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moment. I don't think we have seen a chipped return yet. They are

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going for big winners on every So they keep the first set alive

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and it's not just the prize money that they will earn which will

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transform their careers, but the rankings will soar. They were both

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move into the Top 40 in the world. If they win, they move into the top

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30, so they can get into all the tournaments. That will make a huge

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difference when they can get into a majority of Tour events. For the

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Masters Series, they may need to get a little bit higher, but it

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will make a huge difference to their income. Once they get that

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sort of ranking, who knows? You are a great film buff. You will

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appreciate one of Britain's great He's finding the return. He's still

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persisting. That time... Looked a bit of balance when he hit that,

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but the result was good. -- a bit Very good return from Jonny Marray

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He mishit that one as well, but got away with it. If you have a

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graphite frame, you may as well use it! Oh, the sun is out! The wind.

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One break of serve, then, enough to decide the opening set, which took

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exactly half an hour. No doubt about the star performer. Robert

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Lindstedt, in superb form. played very well indeed. He was the

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leader and came out there and was very sharp on his first serve,

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moving a lot, reflects volleys, his return was good. Tecau back him up.

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A couple of double faults from Tecau, but still very aggressive.

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You don't expect him to be anything The stats don't look that bad, but

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unfortunately the one service game, he only got one first serve in that

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game. In the style of tennis, points go quit. If you drop your

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first serve percentage, you can be in trouble. -- go quick. Remarkable

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story about Robert Lindstedt, he very nearly died at birth. The

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umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. Only quick work by the

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hospital staff save him from being What a pity. What fabulous reflexes

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from Tecau. I have seen him do these doubles drills where they

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stand up at the net and the coach belt the ball at Mach 5, right at

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them. It's precisely for that reason that they do those drills,

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That second serve really sat and Tecau trialled it at Jonny Marray.

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A bit of trouble here. -- drilled Almost hit that one too early,

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Lindstedt. Now there, taking quite a lot of pace off that serve.

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Can't help feeling, John, that that was a really important game.

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Nielsen lost his previous service game, 0-30, this match could have

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got away from them quickly. Unlucky there for MOBILE -- Marray.

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A good interception but unfortunately just clipped the top

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Making more returns now, which is He mishit the return, he mishit the

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lob and he wins the point! That was another mishit lob. It turned out

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A lovely return of serve there. He took that kick serve on the rise,

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didn't let it get too high. That's a bit fortunate there as

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well. The forehand volley from Tecau. Didn't hit it cleanly, it

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dropped short and ended up being a In one sense, disappointing that

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Marray and Lindstedt -- Nielsen couldn't convert their first break

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point, but they are certainly making more returns. Very good

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They debated whether to challenge that first serve. They made the

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Really good serving from Marray. In They are using the eye formation,

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keeping the receivers guessing as Lindstedt, the captain of the two.

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Tecau at the beginning was not playing at his best, but has now

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got back his form. They are a tough team to beat. Their serving the is

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so consistent. The first volley, Miranda Hart has taken her place in

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the royal box. Filling up again. The president of the club, the Duke

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of Kent, back in his position. Who have you spotted, madam? I think

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they should have seat warmers in the royal box, like they have at

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the Academy Awards. They should never be empty. Have some members

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standing by. She has filled a few stadiums in her time, Maria Bueno,

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three times singles champion and a Seems to have found his timing now.

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Much better. Still standing in pretty close. He met that one so

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Third double from Tecau. Once again, the seeded pair find themselves

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behind in his service game. Much better on that one, kept his

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left shoulder up a bit longer on Some good overheads there. The

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first one in particular. Really smacked that. Clearly a bad bounce!

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A shame, because it was an Didn't get his balance right on

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that backhand volley. That was a pity. When you get the lob over

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your opponent's head, your odds-on He does not hold back, does he,

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Once again, it is Nielsen who was You half expect Marray to try to

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poach it to take some pressure off is far enough. -- off his partner.

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And that is what Lindstedt was expecting, too, so be slotted it

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behind Marray, a break point now A relief for Freddie Nielsen's

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parents, as he comes to be another tough service game. Here, Marray

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slips, and it is a good job that one did not go over. When your

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partner is struggling a little bit, as Nielsen is on serve, what can

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you do to help him? You have got to back him up, encourage him, try to

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help and a little bit more on the poaching, but just give him

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encouragement, really, mention where he should serve a little bit

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more, read Chuck a bit, small things. -- reach our. So the

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Murray-Nielsen partnership as really prove their first serve

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percentage, and also the number of points won behind the first serve.

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That is why they are more competitive in this set. Well, that

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is interesting, they are already That is a pity, Lindstedt got the

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wrong idea, with plain that little Excellent placement of the serve

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Very nifty in their Panama hats, the support group of Lindstedt and

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Tecau. The first love service game of the match for them. A new set of

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tennis balls being brought out. 16 games completed. They change them

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after the first seven and The first ace from Marray, who was

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now into a really good serving So 4-3 up in the second set, but

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they dropped the opening set. We are moving over to BBC Two if you

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want to continue watching. Coming up later, we also have Serena and

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Venus Williams in the ladies' doubles final. If you are just

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joining us, the big story is that Serena has been crowned the

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Wimbledon champion once again. There were emotional scenes on

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Centre Court has Serena, who has come back from serious illness and

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injury, claimed her third Wimbledon title. It was a war fought battle -

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Live coverage of the ladies' final at Wimbledon, introduced by Sue Barker. Agnieszka Radwanska and Serena Williams compete for the coveted Venus Rosewater Dish and £1.15million in prize money.


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