That’s because Serena remains on course for the “Serena Slam” and calendar-year grand slam after defeating Venus 6-4 6-3 at Center Court. The Russian 4th seed will now face 23-year-old American Coco Vandeweghe. This was the sisters’ first meeting at a major since the 2009 Wimbledon final, which was won by Serena.
After bouncing his racket into the crowd and contravening Wimbledon’s dress code in the third round, Kyrgios found himself in hot water again with the umpire after swearing during the second game of the second set against the 21st seed.
Timea Bacsinszky (15), Switzerland, def. Monica Niculescu, Romania, 1-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Serena’s concluding break, not allowing her sister a point, crystallised a match in which she had unleashed 22 winners to Venus’s five. Can’t believe I finally get to watch this.
“I was expecting nothing different to what I got today”, said Murray. “If I can look in the mirror at myself in the morning and wake up with no regrets, this is enough”. I’m going to have to be ready. But having to compete against her sister makes the win complicated. Incidentally – so am I.
“It’s just been unbelievable for me to follow in her footsteps in terms of getting equal prize money here, just stepping up to the plate and being that person”. First, Monday is the best day in tennis – Manic Monday (and no I’m not talking about a Bangles song). Although a former world No 1, Azarenka is still making her way back from long-term injury, and will do well to take the top seed to three sets.
She will be remembered for the almighty clashes with a sister who has seized with both hands the opportunities presented by her sibling’s diminished powers. “Well, what do you mean, what do I hope?” she replied, fending the question off. “She’s playing really well”, Serena insisted. Her cure for any potential psychological vulnerability was simply to play like a hammer beating an anvil.
Wozniacki has now reached the fourth round at the All England Club five times without ever progressing.
“All the other ones I wanted to challenge, she kept hitting the lines”.
Serena trudged slowly to the net after her 6-4, 6-3 fourth-round win on Centre Court, and the two siblings shared a warm embrace at the end of their latest all-Williams matchup.
Vandeweghe upset sixth seed and French Open finalist Lucie Safarova 7-6 (7/1) 7-6 (7/4) to book that battle with 2004 Wimbledon victor Sharapova. “This is where I feel really comfortable in a grand slam”, said Serena, who has won nine of her last 10 quarterfinals at majors.
LONDON (AP) – The last time Serena Williams played Victoria Azarenka, they exchanged raging gestures, testy words – and a pair of shorts.
“That relaxes me instead of keeping it pent up and at a shorter fuse”.
Until Monday, Venus hadn’t dropped a set, but Serena won Monday’s first eight points and wound up with 36 winners and 13 unforced errors. If she wins that, she could face a third in Maria Sharapova in the semifinals.
“We’ve played a lot of years and we’ve tried to be entertaining”.
Keys also acknowledged how well the Pole is playing. He padded around the grass softly as if he was in house slippers, countering Karlovic with his own greatest strengths, his movement and the sheer variety of his shots. She makes you play four extra balls. She is on a 25-match winning run at the majors, a blistering sequence that brought her the 2014 USA Open crown and the Australian and French Open titles this year.
Serena will meet Azarenka for a 20th time, leading the lopsided lifetime series, 16-3, including 2-0 at Wimbledon and 9-0 at Grand Slam events.