Talented French one hander, Michael Llodra (top), won his 2nd career singles grass court title and his 5th career title this morning, defeating another talented one hander, Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-5, 6-2 at the AEGON Championships at Eastbourne.

Llodra followed up a quarter-final showing at Queen’s Club last week with a great week at Eastbourne, where he saved 17 of 19 break points faced throughout the tournament, and only surrendered 7 points on serve in today’s match.  Llodra has made recent news by working with French Wimbledon and Australian Open champion, Amelie Mauresmo, in a stunning move to some, as it is rare that male pros receive coaching from females.  Here’s to Llodra for making a smart call to Mauresmo, in the face of conventional wisdom.


For Makarova, a Russian qualifier this week at Eastbourne, the win is her first title on grass, and her first tournament victory since 2007.  Ekaterina Makerova notched an impressive win today over Victoria Azarenka, 7-6 (5), 6-4, in which she saved ten out of eleven break points and converted on her only two break points when receiving in the match.

Makerova came into the week the 100th ranked female in the world.

–Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com)