17 Americans Begin Play Monday at Wimbledon; Seven of 16 US Juniors Bow Out in Roehampton ITF G1 First Round; Smith Takes Bermuda Grade 5; Norrie, Chang win Pro Circuit Titles
Wimbledon begins on Monday, with 11 American women and six American men taking the courts at the AELTC (weather permitting). The women in action are Nicole Gibbs, Madison Keys(9), Louisa Chirico, Madison Brengle, Varvara Lepchenko, Venus Williams(8), Vicky Duval, Irina Falconi, Shelby Rogers, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Samantha Crawford. The US men playing Monday are Sam Querrey(28), Denis Kudla, Jack Sock(27), Bjorn Fratangelo(Q) and Brian Baker. I am heading to Europe Monday, and will be taking a short vacation in Germany prior to covering the Wimbledon Juniors, so I will not be able to monitor the results as closely as I usually do for a slam when I'm at home and at my computer. I hope to post with updates on the Roehampton ITF Grade 1, the Wimbledon Junior qualifying and any big college coaching news, but I will not be able to follow the Pro Circuit here in the US like I've been doing the past few weeks.