July 15, 2022
Five Point Friday
Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.
1.) Djokovic & Rybakina
At this point, it’s no surprise that Novak Djokovic and Elena Rybakina are this year’s Wimbledon champs, but their achievements are worth revisiting. After his wild year, Novak’s win and 21st Grand Slam title were thoroughly impressive, and seeing 23-year-old Elena come back from a set down to claim her first major was fantastic.
2.) Centre Court Centenary
Wimbledon celebrated Centre Court’s centenary with a fun celebration that featured some of the sport’s biggest champions. If you missed it, you could check out the replay here.
3.) Thiem’s 1st Win in 14 Months
Playing at the Swedish Open, Dominic Thiem logged his first tour-level win in 14 months defeating Emil Ruusuvuori 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5). He followed it up with another three-set victory over Roberto Bautista Agut yesterday to reach the quarterfinals. Dominic has been fighting to come back from persistent wrist issues that have plagued his game.
4.) Episode 1: The Real Me
In a new video series presented by Modern Health, the WTA showcases Sloane Stephens, who discusses the importance of well-being. I always enjoy the videos that give fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it’s like to be a pro and some of the pressures they face.
5.) Vuori’s New Tennis Line
Vuori, one of my favorite athletic clothing companies, is launching a new three-piece tennis line for women featuring a dress and two skirts. I wear their clothes playing tennis all the time, so I’m hoping this is a sign they’ll dive into a men’s line at some point. They hinted at the July 14th drop on Instagram, but it’s not yet live, so hopefully, you can find it on their website by the time you read this note.
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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.