Author: Afonso Vieira

It is called “the most glamourous episode in the history of sport”. Sport in general. Not just tennis. They are Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe. Ice and Fire. Swedish and American. Class and irreverence. Legends. 1980. The physical aspect in every sport has been transformed and tennis is no exception. World records are beaten every year and many athletes in their thirties make history: Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, is the world’s best footballer; Roger Federer, 35, won the first three more important tennis tournaments in 2017; LeBron James, 32, took Cavaliers to another Playoffs final; Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps still…

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From the third to the sixteenth of July, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club received the 131st edition of the Wimbledon Championships. At the fiftieth edition in the Open Era, Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza complied with the tradition by dancing together at Wimbledon Champions Dinner. In the following paragraphs, you will read about the deep (and crazy) numbers which turned this year’s edition into an historical one. Karolina Pliskova is the first Czech female tennis player to reach the top of WTA’s ranking. Surprisingly, Pliskova got that achievement several days after being defeated in London. Gilles Muller,…

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December 20th, 2016. The off-season is reaching its end, as the Australian Open is around the corner and there are also the first competitive events starting in less than ten days. However, as the excitement increases day after day, the tennis world is shaken. Petra Kvitova is injured. But not a common injury. There are only three players who won Wimbledon at least twice since 2000. They are Venus Williams, Serena Williams and… Petra Kvitova. The 27-year-old Czech was attacked, at home. A man entered the house under the guise of checking a utility meter, but soon the situation got…

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