A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.
The story is about a woman who is going to Trieste (a city in Italy) to search for informations about a writer who has never written.
British actor Sam Hazeldine narrates this official recap of the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, a year that saw No. 1 seeds Roger Federer of Switzerland and Amelie Mauresmo of France claim the men's and women's crowns. Other highlights include the return of Martina Hingis after a five-year absence; Andre Agassi's final match on the grass courts; and Martina Navratilova's farewell to the site of her record-tying win of 20 Wimbledon titles.
Enjoy the highlights and most memorable moments from Wimbledon 2005 with this compilation of clips that celebrates the 119th year of the prestigious tennis tournament. Centre Court highlights capture Roger Federer's triumph over Andy Roddick and Venus Williams's comeback from match point in the third set to defeat 2004 champion Maria Sharapova in a thrilling game. The program also includes doubles, semi-finals and quarter-finals highlights.
Both defending champions entered the Fortnight with a great deal at stake. Novak Djokovic, seeking a third successive triumph and fourth in all at the All England Club, was also halfway to achieving the calendar year Grand Slam. Serena Williams meanwhile was trying to equal Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 Major singles titles and achieve parity with the German on seven Wimbledon singles titles a piece. The Championships took a series of twists along the way. In one of the biggest upsets in recent Wimbledon history, Djokovic was beaten by the big-hitting American Sam Querrey in the third round.
The Official Wimbledon Film 2017 delivers an insight into the very best action, on and off the court, at the most famous and revered tennis tournament in the world. Documenting the progress of former champions, challengers and eventual winners as they progress through the Fortnight, witnessing the shock results unfold and delving into Wimbledon's unique attributes across the Grounds.
As the BBC celebrates 90 years of covering Wimbledon, Sue Barker travels the globe to meet some of the legends who have graced the famous grass courts. Tennis royalty including Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Rod Laver, Chris Evert, Billie Jean King, Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg, Virginia Wade, Martina Navratilova, Boris Becker and John McEnroe share memories and reflect on their own experiences at the iconic tennis tournament. These are their stories as never told before, emotional and self-deprecating, revealing how their lives and careers were changed by the Championships. For Sue herself, Wimbledon has been a big part of her life for nearly 50 years as a fan, player and broadcaster. She also meets the Duke of Kent, who is president of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, and the Duchess of Cambridge, who this year takes on a new role as patron.
Wimbledon 2009 is the definitive story of the 123rd Championships. In the Men's Singles, the defending champion Rafael Nadal dramatically withdrew because of injury leaving Roger Federer the favourite to win his sixth crown. In the Ladies Singles, defending champion Venus Williams was also attempting to win her sixth title. Andy Murray carried the hopes of the home nation.
Coming into the tournament, there was a particular significance to the defending champion, Novak Djokovic's bid for a third title. Thirty years earlier his coach Boris Becker had won the first of his three singles titles. Meanwhile women's world No.1 Serena Williams had her sights set on something really special - completing her hold on all four majors at once for only the second time in her career. There were some surprise early round exits. Fourteen-time major winner Rafael Nadal and defending champion Petra Kvitova were beaten by the qualifier Dustin Brown and former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic respectively. Britain's Heather Watson was two points away from victory over Williams before the American clawed her way to survival; while Novak Djokovic survived a dramatic five-set encounter against Kevin Anderson from South Africa.
Bold, brash and enormously gifted, John McEnroe is known as much for his talent on the court as he is for his tennis tantrums and bursts of anger. But beyond all that was an athlete who surpassed many legends who came before him with his exacting volleys, powerful serves and unerring returns. Get to know the legend through his forays in Wimbledon and interviews with the tournament's umpires, commentators and his doubles partner Peter Fleming.
Follow the ups and downs -- but mostly ups -- of one of the best players ever to swing a tennis racket at Wimbledon: Pete Sampras. This documentary tracks his career at the top British tournament, from his less-than-stellar 1989 debut to his final match there in 2002 -- and the record seven wins in between. Also featured are interviews with some of Sampras's top rivals, including Boris Becker, Andre Agassi and Goran Ivanisevic.
With six Ladies' Singles Wimbledon wins and ten Ladies' Doubles wins, legendary tennis player Billie Jean King captured the attention of the world during the late 1960s and early '70s. King remains a powerful female role model to this day and is now a Wimbledon commentator. This program celebrates King's achievements with highlights from her championship games, insight from other professional tennis players and an interview with King herself.
This action-packed replay of a classic Wimbledon encounter captures the legendary three-hour men's semifinal match between Bjorn Borg of Sweden and Vitas Gerulaitis of the United States in 1977. To be sure, it was one of the most exciting contests of the year. But what made the match all the more enthralling was the fact that the two opponents were longtime friends -- and onetime practice partners.
A BT Sport documentary about Wimbledon FC and their FA Title win. The Crazy Gang spills the beans on the notorious Wimbledon football team who climbed from non-league status to the pinnacle of the British game in less than a decade. In this revealing documentary, Crazy Gang members disclose for the first time the extent of the brutality between the players themselves and how being part of that process was the making of them all.