The latest: No. 1 Barty reaches the 1st Wimbledon semi-finals

0


title=

Spectators look at the order of play on day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday July 6, 2021. (AP Photo / Alberto Pezzali)

AP

The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

5:50 pm

The front runner Ash Barty has reached her first Wimbledon semifinals.

Barty defeated Ajla Tomljanovic in the first purely Australian Grand Slam quarter-finals in 41 years with 6: 1, 6: 3.

Barty took the lead 5-3 in the second set and then served the win with an ace. She finished with 23 wins to only five for Tomljanovic, who played in her first Grand Slam quarter-finals.

Barty will play against 2018 Wimbledon winner Angelique Kerber on Thursday.

Barty won the girls’ singles title at Wimbledon in 2011 but had failed to make it past the fourth round at the All England Club in four previous appearances.

___

4:45 p.m.

18-year-old Briton Emma Raducanu said she reluctantly withdrew from her fourth-round Wimbledon game due to dizziness and difficulty breathing.

Raducanu, who played a wildcard in her first Grand Slam tournament, was 6-4, 3-0 behind Ajla Tomljanovic when she quit.

“I think the whole experience caught up with me,” she said in a statement on Tuesday. “At the end of the first set, after some super intense rallies, I started to breathe hard and felt dizzy. The medical team advised me not to continue and although it felt like the hardest thing in the world not to finish my Wimbledon on the pitch, I wasn’t fit enough to continue. “

Raducanu won over fans across the UK with their unlikely run into week two of the tournament.

“Last night will help me learn what it takes to be at the top,” she said.

___

4:30 p.m.

Angelique Kerber is happy to be back on grass and made it into the Wimbledon semi-finals for the fourth time by defeating an unpredictable Karolina Muchova 6: 2, 6: 3.

Kerber won the title in 2018, and the return to lawn tennis has rejuvenated her after a first-round defeat at the French Open.

In 25th, Kerber used her steady punches to beat Muchova, who had 27 unforced errors and only nine winners.

The 33-year-old Kerber achieved her 80th lawn victory in her career, eleven of them this year. Last month, in Bad Homburg, the German won her first title in almost three years on grass.

___

4:10 p.m.

Aryna Sabalenka has won more matches in women’s tennis than anyone else this year, and now she’s even winning Grand Slams.

In her first big quarter-finals, number 2 seeded Sabalenka played with her attacking style to beat number 21 Ons Jabeur 6: 4, 6: 3 at Wimbledon. Sabalenka was aggressive with her strokes and position but still had more winners than casual mistakes.

Until that year, Sabalenka had never made it past the second round at Wimbledon. The opponent of the Belarusian in the semi-finals on Thursday will be number 8 Karolina Pliskova, who defeated the unseeded Viktorija Golubic 6: 2, 6: 2.

___

2:50 pm

Karolina Pliskova finally got a chance to play in a Wimbledon quarter-finals and she made the most of it.

The tour veteran only lost 13 points on her serve and defeated the unseeded Viktorija Golubic 6: 2, 6: 2 and made it to the semi-finals.

Pliskova, who is ranked eighth, cleared all three breakpoints she faced. The Czech was broken only three times in the tournament and has yet to deliver one set.

Pliskova was US Open runner-up in 2016, but this is her lowest run in a Grand Slam since early 2019. She is playing at Wimbledon for the ninth time and had never made it past the fourth round before.

___

2.30

An overnight break helped Hubert Hurkacz from Poland, who was seeded at No. 14, to get past No. 2 Daniil Medvedev and get the last place in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.

Hurkacz won 2-6, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. The players were serving in the fourth set when the game was interrupted on Monday night due to rain.

The versatile Hurkacz won 50 points on the net, 10 of them on serve and volley. He became a Grand Slam quarter-finalist for the first time and his opponent on Wednesday will be his idol Roger Federer.

___

1:10 p.m.

Six first-time Wimbledon quarter-finalists will be in action, while four women’s games will determine the line-up for the semi-finals.

But first on the center court is the conclusion of the men’s final four-round match between No. 2 seeded Daniil Medvedev and No. 14 Hubert Hurkacz, who was suspended in the fourth set due to rain. Medvedev leads two sets to one, with the players serving in the fourth set.

First on Court 1 is Karolina Pliskova against the unset Viktorija Golubic, who is now on the road with the folding roof closed due to rain.

Only one of the women’s quarter-finals takes part in players who have progressed so far at Wimbledon. The 2018 champion Angelique Kerber will meet Karolina Muchova, who lost in the round of 16 two years ago.

The high-ranking Ash Barty will be the last to face unseeded Australian Ajla Tomljanovic on Center Court. Number 2 seeded Aryna Sabalenka, who is playing in her first Grand Slam quarter-final, will face Ons Jabeur from Tunisia.

Crowds on Center Court and Court 1 may increase to 100% capacity from the quarterfinals as the UK relaxes pandemic restrictions.



Source link

Share.

Leave A Reply