Wimbledon.  The home of tennis.  It is without a doubt my favourite tournament and I really do look forward to seeing and hearing the sounds of Wimbledon.  The music that is played on the television is different than for the other Slams and the calm and serenity that overtakes this tournament transforms the tennis calendar and takes fans back to the days of women playing in long skirts and men in long pants with jackets and waistcoats. 

The draw has been analysed to death and as is the norm on this particular blog, I leave that to those who know how the draws actually work.  As I have done in the past I will feature the day’s play and do my picks. The Spin abandoned her picks mid-match due to the loss of a certain player who shall remain nameless.  

Most persons have picked Serena Williams to win this tournament and I can see nothing in her draw (I looked) that would upset her.  

The off court stuff that is now going on will hopefully not affect play.  Much has been said about those off court comments and these have also been analysed to death.  The Spin will not post any thoughts on this, except to say, let the tennis begin. 

The OOP for Monday has been posted and the matches as well as Spin’s Picks  below which are in red:-


Sara Errani v Monica Puig
Petra Kvitova v Coco Vandeweghe

Petra Kvitova v Coco Vandeweghe
Carla Suarez Navarro v Lourdes Dominguez Lino
Jelena Jankovic v Johanna Konta

Jelena Jankovic v Johanna Konta
Alize Cornet v Vania King

Silvia Soler-Espinosa v Misaki Doi
Lara Arruabarrena v Lesia Tsurenko
Eva Birnerova v Varvara Lepchenko
Sloane Stephens v Jamie Hampton
Pauline Parmentier v Andrea Petkovic
Petra Cetkovska v Donna Vekic
E.Cabeza Candela v Caroline Wozniacki
Marion Bartoli v Elina Svitolina
Christina McHale v Alexa Glatch
Camila Giorgi v Samantha Murray
Stefanie Voegele v Sorana Cirstea
Lucie Safarova v Lauren Davis
Lucie Hradeckav Karin Knapp
M.Larcher De Brito v Melanie Oudin
Kristina Mladenovic v Maria Sharapova
Kiki Bertens v Yaroslava Shvedova
Garbine Muguruza v Anne Keothavong
Johanna Larsson v Ekaterina Makarova

Sofia Arvidsson v Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
Eugenie Bouchardv Galina Voskoboeva
Virginie Razzano v Ana Ivanovic
Yanina Wickmayerv Vesna Dolonc
Ajla Tomljanovicv Bojana Jovanovski
Yulia Putintseva v Kirsten Flipkens

Su-Wei Hsieh v Tatjana Maria
Elena Baltachav Flavia Pennetta

Maria Joao Koehler v Victoria Azarenka