July 1, 2022
Five Point Friday
Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.
1.) Wimbledon in New York
For three days, the Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6 will host a live feed of Wimbledon on a giant big screen. The men’s semi-finals will stream on Friday, July 8, then the women’s and men’s finals will follow on July 9th and 10th. The event is free, but like Wimbledon, there’s a ballot you need to enter with your myWimbledon account for your chance at a seat.
2.) Venus to Play with Murray
Venus Williams appeared as a surprise wild card with doubles specialist Jamie Murray for mixed doubles at Wimbledon. Their first match will take place tomorrow, but as of now, a start time has not been set.
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3.) Bad Timing…
In a fifth-set tiebreaker, Spanish tennis player Alejandro Davidovich Fokina suffered a painful loss by point penalty. Earlier in the match, he received a code violation for an audible obscenity, so on match point, when he hit a ball out of the stadium, umpire Carlos Ramos called a second violation resulting in a point penalty that cost him the match. The score ended 6-3 5-7 6-7 (2) 6-3 7-6 (10-7) in favor of his opponent Jiří Veselý.
Match point is an ill advised time to commit a point penalty pic.twitter.com/gFottACqjM
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 29, 2022
4.) Boulter’s 2nd Win vs. Pliskova
For the second time in two weeks, British tennis player and world No. 118 Katie Boulter took down no. 7 Karolína Plíšková. Last week, she defeated her at the Eastbourne International, but this time was even sweeter as it was her Wimbledon Centre Court debut. The win sends her to the third round, where she’ll face Harmony Tan, who defeated Serena Williams in the first round.
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5.) Celebrating too Early
On set point during his second-round match, British tennis player Alastair Gray thought he put away a volley at the net, turned away, and began celebrating. Meanwhile, Taylor Fritz dove for the ball and made his shot, winning the set. It’s a rough way to lose a point but a brutal way to hand over the set, especially because he easily could have made the next shot.
If you have a moment, I’d love to hear your feedback. Which topic is your favorite? What would you like to see more or less of each week?
Share your thoughts in the comments below and have a great weekend.
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