And with that, the news conference was over. Serena hasn’t been bounced in the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon since 2007.
Williams won the Australian Open and the French Open this year. To make it to the semifinals, Wawrinka will have to beat 21st-seeded Richard Gasquet of France on Wednesday.
The result extended the top seed’s grand slam winning steak to 25 matches and put her just three wins away from winning a fourth successive major and completing the “Serena Slam” for the second time in her career. Williams has a 16-3 career advantage against Azarenka, including a 9-0 record in Grand Slam matches. I have a couple, three rounds to play. The last player to win all four major titles in the same year was Steffi Graf in 1988. Their friendship quickly resumed afterward, though, with Azarenka giving Williams a pair of her shorts after the American said she liked them. She will next face either Victoria Azarenka or Belinda Bencic in the quarterfinals. Federer is bidding to win his eighth title at Wimbledon – and his 18th Grand Slam. With the awkward family reunion out of the way, Serena can refocus on her bid to rewrite the history books. No kid dreams of inspiring other women and other players.
Vandeweghe has never been this far in a Major but she got there in style, beating French Open runner-up and sixth seed Lucie Safarova 7-6 7-6.
Still looking for a second Wimbledon title, Maria Sharapova has reached the quarterfinals at the All England Club. “That happens”, she said.
The tarps are off and players are back on court at Wimbledon.
She now faces two-time semi-finalist Victoria Azarenka in the last eight as she goes in search of a sixth Wimbledon crown.
Vasek Pospisil, Canada, def. Viktor Troicki (22), Serbia, 4-6, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Although many expected a thrilling encounter, Serena was able to toy with Venus’ serve and eventually closed out the encounter in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. View image | gettyimages.com Watson and the five-time champion are scheduled on Centre Court for their third round clash on Friday and fellow British number one Murray admits it…
Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) was in the fifth set against Kevin Anderson when play was suspended because of darkness. She scored 36 winners, while Venus had 15. View image | gettyimages.com On paper, Murray’s 6-2, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 win in the third round…
The American sisters are playing in the fourth round at Wimbledon, with the victor advancing to the quarterfinals.
The first set was evenly contested, so much so that a tie-breaker was required.
This was the earliest all-Williams match in a Slam since they met in the fourth round at the 2005 U.S. Open. From then on, the younger Williams held her serve to take the first set, capping it off with three aces.
Serena broke twice in each set and lost serve just once.
And earlier in the day, Madison Keys entered the women’s quarter-finals with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over qualifier Olga Govortsova.
Keys faces Polish 13th seed Agnieszka Radwanska, who beat Serbian ex- world number one Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 6-4, in Tuesday’s quarter-finals.