Novak Djokovic is in the Wimbledon final for the fourth time.
Hingis and Mirza, the top-seeded team at the tournament, beat No. 2 Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russian Federation 5-7, 7-6 (4), 7-5, playing the final two games under the roof on Centre Court.
Federer still leads Wednesday’s quarterfinal match 6-3, 5-5.
When play resumed, Hingis and Mirza managed to break Vesnina before Hingis served out the match. It’s also the 48th anniversary of King sweeping the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles on the same day at Wimbledon.
The fourth-seeded Russian struggled for a bit but still beat CoCo Vandeweghe of the United States 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-2 Tuesday on Centre Court.
On Court 1, seven-time champion Roger Federer will be first up against Gilles Simon, while French Open champion Stan Wawrinka takes on Richard Gasquet in the later match.
The Murrays are the first brothers to reach the semifinals in singles and doubles at the same Wimbledon since John and Neale Fraser did it in 1962.
Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, has lost only 15 games through three rounds and will next face Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.
Williams recovered her poise, took control and then coasted home – at this rate she could now cruise to the title in third gear.
“It’s always great to say we had someone who was born right in our region”, Woody said.
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‘Alongside the majority which are available through the public ballot, the LTA ballot, debenture holders and those for sale on the day to the queue, we allocate less than 10% of Centre and No. 1 Court seats to the official hospitality market.
Serena Williams lost the first set of her Wimbledon quarterfinal match against Victoria Azarenka 6-3.
So while the Federer cynics can find reasons to doubt if they look closely enough, it’s much easier to see the glass as half full heading into the Wimbledon final. Gasquet emerged from the most compelling quarterfinal – featuring two lovely one-handed backhands – with a 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 11-9 win over No. 4 Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland.
Agnieszka Radwanska is back in the Wimbledon semifinals for the third time in four years.
Radwanska will face No. 20 Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the semifinals on Thursday. She is only two wins away from her fourth Grand Slam in a row. After rain suspended play at 6-5, 15-0, Federer finished the set with a service victor, ace, ace.
Murray, five years the Swiss star’s junior, won their only other clash at the Grand Slams – a five-set semi-final thriller in Australia in 2013. She won the Australian Open and French Open before coming to the All England Club, and needs the Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles to complete the set.
But the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has defended corporate ticket-buyers. Federer is 9-0 at that stage at the All England Club.
With Serena Williams winning on Centre Court, the women’s semifinals at Wimbledon are set.
As is customary, the Duke of Kent will present the winner’s trophy after the women’s final at Wimbledon on Saturday.
But the world wants to know what’s happening, and the task of capturing and recording every single drop shot, volley and epic five-set comeback falls to IBM, the official technology partner at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. While Serena Williams is the dominant force in global tennis at the moment (following in the footsteps of her older sister Venus Williams), she has lacked a supporting cast of legitimate American contenders for major titles.
Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon final, and still on target for a calendar-year Grand Slam. He has a 12-11 career edge over Murray, but the Briton beat him on Centre Court in the final of the 2012 Olympic tournament – a few weeks after Federer defeated Murray in the Wimbledon final for his seventh title.