Monday Mania

Monday, June 28, 2010 /by
Yen-Hsun LuGood morning from Wimbledon, where the second week has begun. Maybe we'll see a little tennis this week…

OK, OK, I'll stop kidding around. Here are a few items to get you started during week two.

Who?
Why Yen-Hsun Lu, of course. The 26-year-old from Taipei hasn't lost a set yet. He plays Andy Roddick today.

The Swede
Not many people have been talking about Robin Soderling this tournament. The Swede hasn't lost a set and has spent the least amount of time on court through three rounds (four hours and 51 minutes).

Great Resumes, Early Exits
There are five women left in the draw who have won a major title: Serena Williams (12), Venus Williams (7), Justine Henin (7), Maria Sharapova (3) and Kim Clijsters (2). At least two of those women will be out of the tournament today.

Really?
Jelena Jankovic has played 58 more matches in her career than Vera Zvonareva (they're playing each other today). Both women are 25 years old and both turned pro in 2000, but doesn't it seem like Zvonareva has been around a lot longer?

Long Days
The men's tournament included 28 five-set matches in the first three rounds, the most at Wimbledon since 1994 (when there were 29).

That's Nothing
Of the 16 men left in the tournament, Julien Benneteau has played the most tennis: nine hours and 31 minutes. That's an hour and a half less than the first-round match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut.

Trivia
Half of the men remaining in the draw have won a grass-court title. Here are seven of them: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray, Lleyton Hewitt, Tomas Berdych and Sam Querrey. Who is the eighth? Send your answers to me here and ask any Wimbledon questions that cross your mind.

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