Three Aussies into Wimbledon finals - Sports News - Fanatics - the world's biggest events

Three Aussies into Wimbledon finals

By Paul Mulvey 04/07/2004 05:15:35 AM Comments (0)

Australia will be represented in three finals at Wimbledon on Sunday in the men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.

Todd Woodbridge is aiming for a record ninth Wimbledon men's doubles title as well as the mixed doubles crown with Alicia Molik.

Rennae Stubbs and Zimbabwean Cara Black play Liezel Huber from South Africa and Japan's Ai Sugiyama in the women's doubles final.

Woodbridge and Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman are chasing a hat trick of Wimbledon titles when the top seeds play 16th seeds Julian Knowle from Austria and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic.

Woodbridge won six Wimbledons with Mark Woodforde and a third with Bjorkman would give him outright ownership of the record he currently shares with English brothers Hugh and Reginald Doherty who won eight titles between 1897 and 1905.

"It'd be nice to have that record outright," Woodbridge said.

"I've really enjoyed going after it I haven't felt any sense of pressure if I don't. I've been pretty calm and relaxed about being here for nine.

"I look at it in a way that it'd be absolutely amazing and fantastic and I also look at it that Martina Navratilova won nine singles so it can be done.

"My name's in Wimbledon history books but I'd like to take it up another notch."

He could add two notches to his belt when he and Molik play Black and her brother Wayne Black in the mixed doubles final.

Brought to you by AAP AAP © 2023 AAP

0 Comments about this article

Post a comment about this article

Please sign in to leave a comment.
Becoming a member is free and easy, sign up here.

« All sports news