Friday, 23 August 2013

Wimbledon success a curse ?

Success at Wimbledon this year has not necessarily been a springboard for immediate further glory for those women that reached the semi finals and beyond on the hallowed grass.
Women's Champion Marion Bartoli defeated a qualifier in Toronto before bowing out in the round of 16, and then lost her only match in Cincinnati before announcing her retirement.

Runner up to Bartoli at Wimbledon was Sabine Lisicki and the German star's only entry in the records since was a first round exit, also in Cincinnati.

Agnieszka Radwanska, beaten semi finalist at Wimbledon, has come closest to victory after that performance with her finals loss at Stanford to Cibulkova, and she has made two quarters and a semi as well, but considering her seeding at the tournaments  that is probably under achieving.

The other losing Wimbledon semi finalist was Kirsten Flipkens, and her progress has seen a round of 16 exit in Toronto and a first round farewell from Cincinnati.  

Of the 4 male semi finalists at Wimbledon, only Del Potro has won a tournament since, with the others struggling to recapture the London form.