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Wimbledon 2009 has already seen some big stories even before the first tennis betting matchups began as the defending champion of the gentlemen had to withdraw. Wimbledon 2009 fans were stunned that Rafael Nadal would not return to defend his tennis betting title on the lawn of center court as he simply could not overcome tendonitis.

The dream matchup of Roger Federer against Nadal was what everyone handicapping Wimbledon 2009 had expected and hoped for as last year they met at center court for the title in one of the most dramatic and historic tennis betting matchups of all time.  The sports betting classic, which was won by Nadal, was considered by many to be a turning point and changing of the guard in tennis but now Federer is the top pick by most experts and gamblers to win Wimbledon 2009.

On Thursday one of the most intense matches in Wimbledon 2009 took place at center court between Igor Kunitsyn of Russia and Andy Roddick of the United States. Roddick earned the Wimbledon 2009 win over Kunitsyn by a score of 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.  Roddick would be one of the sleeper values for Wimbledon 2009 for those looking for an upset against Federer on down the line.  He was a finalist at Wimbledon in 2004 and 2005 and certainly has what it takes to go a long way in the brackets for Wimbledon 2009.

On the ladies side the Williams sisters look to be on a collision course for a potential center court championship matchup for Wimbledon 2009.  Venus Williams has won the title four times in 2000, 2001, 2007, and 2008.  Serena has won it in 2002 and 2003.  Serena defeated Neuza Silva in the first round 6-1, 7-5 and defeated Jarmila Groth in the second round 6-2, 6-1.  Venus defeated Stefanie Voegele 6-3, 6-2 in the first round and took out Kateryna Bondarenko 6-3, 6-2 in the second round.

Just for good measure, the Williams sisters paired up to win their opening doubles match against Virginie Razzano and Aravane Rezai of France 6-3, 6-3.  The sisters took the doubles titles in 2000, 2002, and 2008!


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