French Open Champs: Serena's Amazing; Wawrinka's Raising

Published on 08-Jun-2015 by J Square Humboldt
Tennis / Tennis Daily Update

Seems like old hat, but Grand Slams are never old hat.

Clay courts can do more than just ruin socks.

They're usually good for a surprise or two, and in that respect, the surfaces at Roland Garros offered a few mild ones.

But not in the women's singles final.

Serena Williams continues to rule:

Actually, the men's final was more about challengers to the big brands closing the gap.

Wawrinka's ground strokes may have been enhanced by clay, but the heritage-Czech's preparation for countering Djokovic's power was equal measures of impressive, repeatable, and on this day, inevitable.

Wawrinka's capabilities may have sneaked up on the media ...

... but the dudes at the top have seen him coming for a while, now. Djokovic acknowledged as much after the match:

He just played some really good tactical tennis and also very aggressive shots in some break points, like at four-all in the fourth, the winner passing shot down the line. All I can do is to say, 'well done'. He deserves it.

Still, come Wimbledon, Wawrinka's gonna have to turn it up a notch. Different game. Different pressure.

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