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Kvitova and Nadal win at Wimbledon BY STEPHEN WILSON

Sharapova in last year’s final. “In the beginning I think I was nervous — first match on the grass it’s always difficult to know what you can expect. “I had a lot of mistakes and then I tried to play my game and go forward.” The 6-foot-3 Amanmuradova pushed Kvitova with her big serve, but lacked the consistency on her ground strokes and has now lost in the first round of all five of her Wimbledon appearances.


WIMBLEDON, England — Returning to the court where she won her first Grand Slam championship a year ago, Petra Kvitova overcame a shaky start and a late rain delay Tuesday to open her Wimbledon title defense with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Akgul Amanmuradova. Four-time champion Serena Williams, meanwhile, returned to the same Court 2 where big sister Venus was upset a day earlier and restored family pride by beating Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-4. The fourth-seeded Kvitova fell behind 3-0 and 4-1 in the first set on Centre Court before running off seven straight games to take command against the 96thranked player from Uzbekistan. After Kvitova squandered a match point at 5-3 in the second set, play was suspended and the covers rolled onto the court — the first

Early hole for Nadal


Rafael Nadal of Spain follows through during a match against Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on Tuesday. rain break of the tournament. When play resumed half an hour later, it took just three minutes to wrap up

the match. After Amanmuradova won the first two points to hold for 5-4, the Czech player closed it out at love, hitting a

service winner, two aces and forcing a backhand error. “It was unbelievable to come back here as the defending champion,” said Kvitova, who beat Maria

Carman: July 4th tourney Port Ludlow members and $65 for nonmembers. Those not playing in the tournament can enjoy a catered lunch from Applebee’s for $10. To register for the event, pay at the Port Ludlow Pro Shop; send checks to Rally for the Cure, Port Ludlow Golf Course, 751 Highland Drive, Port Ludlow, WA 98365; or phone the Pro Shop at 360-437-0272. Entries are due by Sunday, July 8.

SkyRidge Golf Course will hold its Stars and Stripes golf tournament on Saturday, July 14. The two-person event will feature three formats in 27 holes of play. Cost is $80 per team and includes range balls, food and competition money. A honey pot is an extra $20. To get in on the game, phone 360-683-3673.

Senior Open qualifier Cedars hosted a U.S. Senior Open qualifier on Tuesday. Results were too late to make into my column but I was informed that distinguished local golfers Tim Trosin, Gary Thorne and Mike Dupuis were all competing for a shot to play at Indianwood Golf & Country Club in Lake Orion, Michigan.

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On vacation next week I’ll have a column next Wednesday but I am taking a week away from my desk job at the paper next week and I’m hoping my back quits balking and I can get out and play some golf. I’ve never written a column and immediately gone out to play, even though my urge to hit the links is probably highest when I hit save and pass this beast over to the sports desk for editing. ______ Golf columnist Michael Carman can be reached at 360-417-3527 or at


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CONTINUED FROM B1 Tuesday pricing, with two players playing for the rate of one. No carts in this deal The event includes though. reduced greens fees and This is the final week different competitions each for players to take advanweek. tage of Discovery Bay’s Players can show up at 10:45 a.m. and the guys in two-players-and-a-cart for the pro shop will take care $60 deal as it ends on Saturday. of arrangements. Discovery Bay’s Junior Port Townsend is also Golf camp for ages seven to hosting Food Bank Wednesday’s where players 17 will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 16-18. can bring nonperishable Cost is $50 and includes food items to the pro shop a golf hat. in exchange for a reduced Dan Swindler will coach rate of $10 for nine holes the camp and is also availand $15 for 18. able for private lessons. It’s a nice way to supFor more information, port the golf course’s neighphone 360-385-0704 or bors, as the food bank is visit www.discoverybay located across from the course entrance at Mountain View Commons. Port Townsend also has Rally For the Cure a series of junior golf The annual Rally For camps set for this summer. the Cure benefit golf tourPhone the course at nament will be held at Port 360-385-4547 for more Ludlow Golf Club on details. Thursday, July 12. This 9-hole tournament Discovery Bay events is open to both male and Golfers looking for some female golfers. Mulligans may be purcompetition can find it all chased to support the cause week long at Discovery and prizes will be awarded. Bay. Everyone is invited to Regular men’s competitions are scheduled for 9 wear some pink to show a.m. on Monday, Wednessupport for finding a cure day, Friday, Saturday and for breast cancer. Sunday and 5 p.m. on Sign-in will begin at Thursday. 7:30 a.m. with a group The course will hold a photo at 8:30 a.m. and a 9 Red, White and Blue a.m. shotgun start. Scramble on July 4. Following golf, the Rally Single players can get in Luncheon with raffles and touch with the pro shop to door prizes will be held at sign up. the Port Ludlow Bay Club. Discovery Bay is also Cost for golf, a cart and continuing its Two-forthe luncheon is $45 for

Following Kvitova on Centre Court was two-time champion Rafael Nadal, and he found himself in an early hole just as she had. Nadal was down 4-0 in the opening set, but roared back to beat Brazilian lefthander Thomaz Bellucci 7-6 (0), 6-2, 6-3. The Spaniard closed the match with an ace down the middle, his sixth of the day. Nadal, coming off his record seventh French Open title, broke six times and had 35 winners and 18 errors. Having lost in last year’s

final to Novak Djokovic, he is bidding for a 12th Grand Slam title. “I’m very happy to be back on the best court in the world and winning,” Nadal said. “It’s fantastic for me, but I have to improve a lot for the next round.” Serena Williams ground out a shriek-filled win over 62nd-ranked Zahlavova Strycova, a day after fivetime champion Venus lost her first-round match on the same court in straight sets to Elena Vesnina. “It always has some sort of an effect,” Serena said. “I always want to play even better if she’s out of the tournament.” It was clear how much the match meant to the animated Serena, who screamed loudly in frustration after losing points and shouted “Come on!” and pumped her fist after winning big points. Williams seemed to be in control after going up 3-1 and then 5-3 in the second set. But, serving for the match, she was broken back for 5-4.

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