Things We Learned on Day 7 of Wimbledon 2015

1. Kyrgios has issues.

Deadspin chronicles the Great Kyrgios meltdown of July 6, 2015.

In his four-set loss to Gasquet, Kyrgios made a Frenchman seem like the steady man.

Here are a collection of tweets from the match:

2. Reporters have issues too.

3. The women’s quarterfinals are awesome.

So, yes, it sucks that Kvitova and Halep lost early, because they’re fun to have around late in tournaments and very good and dangerous tennis players, but honestly, these quarterfinals are awesome:

Serena vs. Vika
CoCo vs. Maria
Garbine vs. Timea
Madison vs. Aga

It’s definitely a top-heavy draw, but honestly, that’s okay. It’s not like the bottom half is full of no-names. These are all really capable players, a nice mix of rising stars and veterans, and I’m excited to see what happens tomorrow!

4. It was a great day for American women.

I wrote about the strong day for American women for Bleacher Report. Of course, Serena is amazing and showed a lot of composure beating Venus, but it’s nice to have her joined by two up-and-comers.

We’ve seen two very different quarterfinal runs from Madison and CoCo. Madison has been the high seed in every one of her matches and hasn’t been playing well, but she has been able to fight through. CoCo, meanwhile, has been bulldozing down seeds and playing the best tennis of her life.

They’re both underdogs in the next round, against Aga and Masha respectively, but I think they’ve both got a shot.

5. But we need to be more appreciative of Venus and Serena.

For Sports on Earth, I wrote about how we need to appreciate Serena and Venus while we’ve got them. Their matches should always be national celebrations.

6. Kudos, Denis Kudla.

Denis Kudla was the last American man standing, and he fought gamely against Marin Cilic before falling in four tight sets. I hope that this is something that the young man can build on–it’s easy to forget that he’s only 22 years old since he’s been pro for so long.

In other men’s fourth-round news, Fed killed RBA, Muzz survived Ivo in four, Simon thrashed Berdych, Wawrinka edged Goffin, Pospisil beat Troicki in five (!!), and Nole and KAndo are tied at two sets all and finishing up tomorrow.

7. Kelsey Anderson is the best.

(Boris is still creepy, though.)

8. Grigor and Roger have split.

It’s about time.

9. Personal stuff.

As a lot of you know, I had to take last week off from work and Wimbledon due to the passing of my amazing grandmother. Truthfully, I’m still in complete shock over everything and I’m now MAJORLY behind in all of my writing work and deadlinesm and trying to catch up while also managing the regular second-week Wimbledon schedule.

So, things are a bit nuts right now.

Andrew did a fantastic job holding up the fort here last week, and I’ve promised to do my best to keep things afloat while he is visiting with friends this week. I’m going to do my best, which is all I can promise.

I love you all, truly. And I love this wonderful sport. If I’m even MORE emo than usual, hopefully you;ll understand why.

Lindsay is an author, a filmmaker, a long-winded blogger, and a huge tennis fan.

2 Responses

  1. Kristin
    Kristin July 7, 2015 at 7:33 am |

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. Patrick of La Verne
    Patrick of La Verne July 7, 2015 at 5:42 pm |

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother, Linz.

    God gave us memory that we might have roses in December.

    Hold the roses close.

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