Archive for May, 2012
After four days of intense Grand Slam competition at Roland Garros in Paris the 2012 version of this popular major championship looks like it may well be remembered as the history making championships, already we have seen history created by two of the greats of the game, Roger Federer and Serena Williams.
Federer’s 2nd round victory over Romanian Adrian Ungur meant that the Swiss Maestro surpassed the open era record for number of match wins at Grand Slam events, he was tied with American Jimmy Connors on 233 match wins prior to his round two clash with Ungur but The Fed Express now has his name beside yet another piece of tennis history compiling 234 Grand Slam match victories and still counting. Williams has also created history at this year’s championships but it’s hardly the type of history that she would enjoy reading out to her grandchildren, after previously winning 46 times from 46 attempts in the first round of all Grand Slam events that she has entered, Williams created history by losing her great first round record at the Slams going down in a stunning upset to the world No.111, French veteran Virginie Razzano 6-4, 6-7, 3-6.
The other William’s sister Venus has also departed the championships at Roland Garros, her 2nd round defeat at the hands of Agnieszka Radwanska has created even more history, it marks the first time in 43 major championships in which both Williams sisters have participated that neither player has made it to the third round, while Venus’ more »