In Open-era, this is the 1⃣st time in Wimbledon Women’s singles finalists’ first names start with the same letter (S)! Simona-Serena 1992 Australian Open: Monica Seles – Mary Joe Fernandez1997 Australian Open: Martina Hingis – Mary Pierce2018 Roland Garros: Simona Halep – Sloane Stephens1991 US Open: Monica Seles – Martina Navrátilová2011 US Open: Samantha Stosur – Serena Williams
Milestones for bottom half of the Gentlemen’s singles draw:Sam Querrey :reaching 1⃣st QF as an unseeded player;Rafael Nadal :1⃣st time played vs a Portuguese player in a major;Kei Nishikori :career best sequence reaching at least QF in the last 5⃣majors;Roger Federer :reaching his 9⃣9⃣th win at Wimbledon.
Milestones for top half of the Gentlemen’s singles draw: Novak Djokovic :1⃣st time since ’15 reached QF at Wimbledon as No.1⃣seed;David Goffin : GS career best at Wimbledon (QF);Guido Pella : career best at major (QF);Roberto Bautista Agut : GS career best at Wimbledon (QF).
Karen Khachanov is on a hot streak! He has a 1⃣0⃣ match winning streak in Paris! Started in ’18 at Rolex Paris Masters (6 wins, ) indoor, + he added 4 more wins in outdoor ROLAND-GARROS ’19. Defeating seeded players like John Isner, Alexander Sascha Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Novak Djokovic, Juan Martín del Potro.
Top half of the men’s draw: Novak Djokovic, Alexander Sascha Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Karen Khachanov = 1⃣5⃣Grand Slam (including 1⃣ Roland Garros) + 3⃣8⃣ Masters titlesBottom half: Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Rafa Nadal, Kei Nishikori = 4⃣0⃣Grand Slam (including 1⃣3⃣ Roland Garros)+6⃣3⃣Masters titles.
The 76 consecutive appearances at Grand Slam stages for Bryan brothers concludes in the City (of Light) where their streak began 19 years ago, in the last century. Jaw-dropping, unique, fascinating, what an incomparable durability test accomplished by these two American twin brothers! Once upon a time, in 1999, arguably the successful doubles pairing of . . .
The official drawing ceremony for Roland Garros’15 was just completed, however, the predictions and analysis are already on the way. All eyes focus – as usual – on Rafael Nadal, because the defending champion’s route can cross Novak Djokovic‘s one in the quarterfinal. If they face each other in the round of best8, it will . . .