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Wimbledon’s one-dimensional final

By William Skidelsky  

She's not to everyone's political taste, but she's a mean poet

Yesterday’s Wimbledon’s final was an odd match—perhaps the oddest I’ve ever seen. Tim Henman got it completely wrong when he said, “This match had everything,” because in fact it was about as one-dimensional as a tennis match could be. There were few long rallies. Both players had great difficulty returning the other’s serve. It was often scrappy and there weren’t many close games. In many ways it seemed a throwback to the “boom boom” tennis of the…

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