It’s a huge day of tennis at Wimbledon today as big names of the tournament take to the court on the first day of the second week.
The Bryan brothers lost to Rohan Bopanna of India and Florin Mergea of Romania 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5) Tuesday in the quarterfinals.
Venus Williams returns to Madison Brengle during their Wimbledon women’s singles first round mat …
Serena Williams is still on track for a true Grand Slam.
Maria Sharapova of Russian Federation in action against Coco Vandeweghe of the US during their quarter final match for the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 07 July 2015.
Fourth seed Maria Sharapova, the 2004 champion, faces Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.
With the win, Serena improves to 15-11 against Venus, 8-5 in Grand Slams and 4-2 at Wimbledon.
Murray, the 2013 champion, tackles 36-year-old Ivo Karlovic, the oldest man to make the fourth round at the All England Club since compatriot Niki Pilic in 1976. Since last year’s Wimbledon, Bacsinszky has notched up 48 wins to surge up the rankings.
Roger Federer is the only current player with more Wimbledon singles titles than a Williams, and the seven-time champion is one away from a record-setting eighth.
The 2012 Wimbledon runner-up evened her semifinal match against Garbine Muguruza on Thursday by winning the second set 6-3.
Three consecutive aces at 4-2 in the third set moved her to within a game of victory and although 23rd seed Azarenka hung on and threatened to break back, Williams would not be denied and stayed on course for a 21st grand slam title. She won the Australian Open and French Open before coming to the All England Club, and needs the Wimbledon and USA Open titles to complete the set. Had Rafael Nadal not been upset in the second round, he could’ve been in line to face Murray in Wednesday’s quarterfinals match.
Djokovic will next face Marin Cilic on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.
Play at Wimbledon has restarted after a rain delay of about 30 minutes, with the Centre Court roof closed.
After Richard Gasquet’s win over Stan Wawrinka, the Wimbledon semifinal matchups are set for Friday.
Sharapova has played Diyas once before, beating her 6-1, 6-1 in the third round at this year’s Australian Open.
With Garbine Muguruza through to the Wimbledon final, it’s time to find out who she will play in Saturday’s championship match.
Four women who have come close but are still looking for their first major title will also be on court Monday: Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska, Lucie Safarova and Jelena Jankovic. A win this year would make him the first player to win eight Wimbledon titles.
Muguruza had been playing in the semifinals at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time after reaching the quarterfinals at the last two French Opens.
The result extended a remarkable run of serving by Federer, who has not been broken in eight straight matches and 106 games, and set up a quarter-final with French 12th seed Gilles Simon, who surprised ex- finalist Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-3 6-2.
Federer claimed victory on a sixth match point against Bautista Agut, whose challenge was seriously compromised by needing treatment on his right ankle after a bad fall in the sixth game of the second set.
The 2004 champion won the first set 6-3 against CoCo Vandeweghe on Centre Court, but lost the second 7-6 (3).
The top-seeded Serb won the deciding fifth set against Kevin Anderson on Tuesday and earned a spot in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. After splitting the opening four sets on Monday, the match was suspended because of darkness. Becker works with Djokovic, and Ivanisevic works with the defending champion’s opponent, No. 9 Marin Cilic.
Within a short time he was two sets down as Anderson served superbly and happily went toe-to-toe with Djokovic from the back of the court, a tactic with which few succeed.