Americans Look to Sweep Wimbledon

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Americans Look to Sweep Wimbledon
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It was probably unthinkable to say that the Americans could sweep Wimbledon two weeks ago, or even a few days ago.

But now, it seems like there is a good chance as there is an American alive in every major category at Wimbledon, and even some not so major.

In the biggest surprise of all, Andy Roddick has made it through to the finals of the men's singles, where he will play Roger for the third time for the Wimbledon Championship.

Federer won both previous meetings in 2004 and 2005. The first meeting went four sets, and the second was a straight set win for Federer. For Andy Roddick, hopefully the third time is the charm.

In the women's singles, the Americans are guaranteed the title as the Williams sisters will meet in the Wimbledon finals for the fourth time. In the previous three meetings, Serena has won two back in 2002 and 2003, the second of which went to three sets.

Last year, Venus defeated Serena 7-5, 6-4 to win in straight sets, and she has looked unbeatable this year. In Venus' last match she won 6-1, 6-0 overall the No. 1 seed Dinara Safina, which is the largest win over a No. 1 seed ever.

The women's doubles has the Williams sisters looking to claim the title again. They are three-time champions winning in 2000, 2002, and 2008. They will play Stosur and Stubbs, the Australians and No. 3 seed.

The Williams sisters won last year over Stosur, who played with Lisa Raymond. Raymond won in 2001 with Stosur's current partner Stubbs.

It seems hard to see the Williams sisters losing with how dominant they have been throughout the tournament, but it will be a great match to watch either way.

For the men's doubles, the Bryan brothers look to take the title for the Americans. They are the 2006 Wimbledon champions, but they will have their most difficult match yet when they play the defending champions, Nestor and Zimonjic.

Nestor has the career grand slam under his belt, and will look to defend his title at Wimbledon. However, the Bryans have been dominant of late, and it will be their title to lose as the No. 1 seed heading into the finals.

Last and probably least, but still impressive is the boys juniors finalist for America, Jordan Cox. Cox is ranked fourth national in the U.S.A. but that has not stopped him from running through the junior tournament.

He will meet Andrey Kuznetsov from Russia in the finals. It will not be an easy match by any means for Cox, especially coming off of a match where the final set went 30 games.

The Americans have shots at five championships at Wimbledon, and only time will tell how many they will win.

One is certain, and two others they are the favorite, but anything can happen in any match, especially when the Wimbledon title is on the line. It should be an interesting and exciting weekend in tennis for the Americans.

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