Two statements

When it comes to Grand Slams and main courts it’s hard to please everybody. Too many matches involving too many top players, someone is always going to be relegated to an outside court.

The criteria DA uses? Not sure, but I believe “history” and “prospect” play a pivotal role on it all. And if sometimes the gambles fail, other times they pay – a lot. Something like a flood of golden coins falling off the slot’s mouth into your bucket.

But in even rarer cases, these matches reach a whole new level. They become unforgettable pieces of artwork, that will make future generations feel sorry they didn’t watch it. These some-of-a-kind matches are statements.

Luckily for us, Wimbledon’s Centre Court – the most central tennis court of the Earth – saw two of these statements in consecutive days. And since my toothless words won’t make justice for them, I’ll leave you the highlights and a quick thought in the end of the post.

Just play the videos and enjoy!


[23] Venus Williams def. Kimiko Date-Krumm – 6/7 (6-8), 6/3, 8/6



Sabine Lisicki def. [3] Li Na – 3/6, 6/4, 8/6*



Some people say WTA is lame nowadays. This is the best answer. Better than ANY ATP match I’ve watched so far.



*: Not the best highlights video, but the best I could find. There will probably be better ones later. I could update this post, then.


About Pete S. Liguori
Pete was born in São Paulo, Brasil. Loves sports - pigskin fanatic, tennis lover. One of his most famous quotes is "I'm no Tolstoi, but I love the Dallas Cowboys" His favorite quote of all time is "I'll keep playing", unknown author.

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