Eugene and Lucy talk blackface, Wimbledon sharing the wealth and Venus and Serena’s dominance at SW19
Roundup Novak Djokovic is annoyed with the “malicious criticism” regarding the Adria Tour, will most likely not play the US Open but plans to play Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal also looks like he’ll be giving the US Open a miss after confirming he’s playing Madrid in the lead up to the French Open, which means no big three in New York.
Wimbledon pledges £10m to players who would have competed at The Championships in 2020. ATP and WTA revise the ranking system to “Better of 2019 and 2020” model. And Dayana Yastremska does blackface.
Grass Court Queens Venus and Serena Williams have won a staggering 19 Wimbledon titles across singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Serena got it all started when she won the mixed doubles title in 1998 with Max Mirnyi.
Venus’ first singles title came in 2000, she then went on to win it four more times – has five Wimbledon singles titles to her name. Serena’s first crown came in 2002, beat Venus in the final and again in 2003 – Serena has seven Wimbledon titles. A Williams sister has been involved in the last five Wimbledon finals. SW19 is their playground!
This Time Last Year Serena lost to an inspired Simona Halep 2-6, 2-6 in the Wimbledon ladies’ final. Americans Savannah Broadus and Abigail Forbes won the girls’ doubles – Taylor Townsend was pissed off at the lack of recognition and tweeted the following: “It’s crazy how TWO AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRLS WON Wimbledon GIRLS DOUBLES and nobody is talking about that.. this kind of stuff pisses me off.. gotta do better.”