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Centre Court at Wimbledon
Centre Court at Wimbledon

There is no doubt that, for many tennis fans, Wimbledon is the most highly anticipated tournament in the tennis calendar. The pristine courts, royal visitors and unconditional support from the masses on Henman Hill make the tournament unmistakable. Amidst the great frenzy, the tennis at SW19 has always provided moments that will long remain in the memory; the 1980 final between John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg, the dramatic finals between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer and the 2001 victory of Goran Ivanisevic are firmly etched in tennis history. Yet, week one of Wimbledon 2012 has shown that the tournament is well and truly creating a new era; one with the Centre Court roof. Fans on Centre Court were no longer worried about the rain and fading light, but instead were treated to matches of the highest quality. ...

Wimbledon 2012: update
Wimbledon 2012: update

For those who read my latest post and then followed the first day of action at Wimbledon, you will have noticed that two of the names mentioned previously are already out of the competition. In my defence, it's quite a surprise that both Tomas Berdych and John Isner have been beaten by their first round opponents! So, I'm going to suggest two more potential threats to the top four's chances and keep my fingers crossed that day two will not upset any more of the Play with Flair predictions. ...

Wimbledon 2012: Who can stop the top four?
Wimbledon 2012: Who can stop the top four?

The start of men's draw at Wimbledon 2012 has been met with great anticipation. The developing rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal has dominated discussion as well as the inevitable debate about Roger Federer's chance of winning 7 titles at SW19. On top of this, Wimbledon will provide the British press with the chance to scrutinise every aspect of Andy Murray's game before asking if it is finally his time to win. So, the men in the top four are grabbing all of the headlines and will continue to do so, but who else can stand in their way? ...

Can Maria Sharapova win at Roland Garros?
Can Maria Sharapova win at Roland Garros?

 As one of the favourites to win the French Open title this year, Maria Sharapova has seriously put herself in contention to win the only Grand Slam that has eluded her. After a gutsy victory in Rome, against the reigning French Open champion Li Na, Sharapova yet again displayed the battling spirit that has made her a three-time Grand Slam winner. Yet, the question remains as to whether the former Wimbledon champion can conquer Roland Garros. ...