Another fortnight has finished at the All England Lawns Tennis and Croquet club and it was nice to see a Canadian smooching some silverware on the weekend.
We all expected it to be Genie Bouchard, who cruised through the tournament without dropping a set.
The Eugenie eulogy at Wimbledon featured her aggressive play, Bieber quotes, the United Kingdom basically adopting her, as well as the dude from the Big Bang Theory (Jim Parsons) sitting in her box.
But a not so funny thing happened to the fairy tale finish for the future queen of the court.
The eulogy ended with her getting blitzkrieg bopped by a quicker more powerful former champion from 2011, Petra Kvitova, who mowed thru the Montrealer in straight sets in a mere 55 minutes.
Less than a couple of hours later, not many people gave the doubles team of Jack Sock and Vasek Pospisil much chance in the men’s doubles final. The American and Canadian were ranked in the 90’s as doubles players.
The team they were facing, Mike & Bob Bryan were going for the 99th career tourney triumph, their fourth Wimbledon title & 16th Grand Slam championship. The twins have been the dominant doubles duo on the planet for nine of the last 11years.
You would have won some loot had you put money on the North American duo, which were playing as a pair for the first time!
Sock needed a partner ranked in the top 50. Just prior to the Wimbledon entry deadline, he texted Pospisil, who he did not know well. The Canuck said sure, but warned his ailing back might not hold up.
The 21-year-old Nebraskan and the 24-year-old from the Okanagan took the Bryans to five sets.
Like champions, the 36-year-olds held off four match points, before the Vernon born Pospisil and Sock finished them off to become Wimbledon champions.
After 6 months of back pain and 11 days after celebrating a birthday, Canada has a grass champ. Vasek Pospisil. That sounds like a fairy tale finish.