At 2/5 with BoyleSports Serena Williams has to still make it past 7/1 shot Sharapova, but the American is the best player in the world, and should once more hoist the famous trophy come Saturday afternoon.
Until Gasquet dropped to his back at the baseline when French Open champion Wawrinkas last backhand sailed long, it appeared this might be the first Wimbledon semifinals in 20 years involving men seeded 1-4.
“It was such a great atmosphere to be out here playing and doing the best we can, I think we both enjoyed it”, said Williams of her quarter-final with Azarenka. She is 16-3 against Azarenka overall, and 9-0 in Grand Slam matches. “I’m just happy to be...
Williams was in danger of a shock quarter-final exit after a slow start on Centre Court on Tuesday, but the five-time Wimbledon champion eventually battered 23rd seed Azarenka into submission in two hours and three minutes with a barrage of 43 winners and 14 aces.
Maria Sharapova of Russian Federation celebrates winning a game against Coco Vandeweghe of the United States during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 7, 2015.
Study the images of some of those old days – the aftermath of the 2008 Wimbledon final, for example, which was the last time Venus emerged successful from a Grand Slam meeting with her sister – and you will see the changes time has wrought.