June though hot all over the world has good tidings for the Londoners and the tennis fans from the rest of the world to witness the most important tennis Grand Slam - the Wimbledon.
Already the two Grand Slams, the Australian Open and the Roland Garros or the French Open, have been played - but the green grass of London brings a relaxation to the eyes from the coloured hard court of Australia and the red clay of France.
This year, Novak Djokovic will try to defend his title. He was unlucky to lose the French Open to make history of holding all four titles simultaneously and failed to become the third player in the history to have done so. But clay court master Spaniard Rafa dashed all his hopes. So it will be seen whether Djokovic can start all over again or not.
|The defending champions: Novak Djokovic [top] - Petra Kvitová [below]|
Swiss Roger Federer, though have not been able to win a Grand Slam this year, eyes the Wimbledon title this year to win the title for the seventh time. Federer says:
"A seventh would be amazing. That would be tying Pete (Sampras) which I think would be absolutely fantastic. I am dreaming of the title. There's no denying that."
It may be added here that William Renshaw of England (1881-1886, 1889) and Pete Sampras of USA (1992-95, 1997-2000) both have won the Wimbledon title record seven times.
|The seven times Wimbledon title holders: William Renshaw [left] and Pete Sempras [right]|
As for the women singles, Czech republic's Petra Kvitová will be defending her title she won the coveted Venus Rosewater Dish while playing against Russian Maria Sharapova in straight sets. She became the first left-handed female player to win the singles title since Martina Navratilova in 1990, the first Czech player to win a Grand Slam singles title since Jana Novotna won Wimbledon in 1998, and the first Grand Slam tournament winner of either gender to be born in the 1990s.
Russian Maria Sharapova, after winning the Roland Garros title this year, is also eyeing the Venus Rosewater Dish, though with the winning of French Open 2012, she completed her career's first Grand Slam. But she would like to win all in succession to make history again - would she?
So we beging to see the Wimbledon unfolding with its first round of matches starting 25th June, Monday 25 June tomorrow and see whose dreams are realized this year.