Tuesday is all about the Women’s Quarter Finals. So let’s make a short look at them shall we?
Blockbuster of a QF and despite Serena leads the meetings 16-3 some of their matches have been really close and entertaining to say the least.
Serena took out her sister Venus In dominant fashion with 6-4,6-3 in just 68 minutes. With 10 aces and no double faults and with an amazing 36 winners to 13 errors her consistency was something that got her through mostly in this match.
“I don’t think she would call herself the greatest player of all time because she respects everyone else and the accomplishments they’ve made,” Venus said quietly. “But the level she’s playing at is unprecedented. I can say that with confidence. So make what you will of it.”
As Serena put it graciously: “Venus was playing really well so it was good to get it done in straight sets. She has a game to just knock anyone’s socks off.”
She now faces Victoria Azarenka who got over Belinda Bencic in straight sets.
Probably fatigued due to the many matches played in recent weeks the Swiss wasn’t much of a contest against the pumped up Vika who took the match in just over an hour while hitting 29 winners and only 8 unforced errors. She finally seems to be getting the results she wants and that run to the QF will guarantee her place back among the top 20.
Just like every time Serena plays in a Major, her confidence grows with matches played, and if the match against Venus was any sort of indication, Azarenka could be in for a long (or short) day.
Coco is QF in a Grand Slam for the first time in her career after upsetting Lucie Safarova in 2 tiebreak sets.
Although she wasn’t pleased with the way she played she got the job done.
‘I didn’t really feel that good,’ the New York-born 23-year-old told reporters. ‘I thought it was one of my worst matches that I played the whole tournament so far.
‘Serve was kind of in and out. I mean, it was there when I needed it, especially towards the end.’
‘It’s a match win. I mean, if we’re going to go by upsets, I have already had three. It’s just another win,’ she said.
‘This is the furthest I have ever gone in a grand slam and I’m playing really well at this time, but I’m not really considering it like, wow, a breakthrough,’ she said.
‘I think it’s stepping stones more than a breakthrough. I would more say it’s on the lines of it’s been a while coming.’
She will meet a stiffer challenge in Maria Sharapova.
The Five time Grand Slam champion took out Zarina Diyas 6-4,6-4 after a small hiccup in the 2nd set as she was trailing 3-1. The Russian was struggling to generate pace of her own shots throughout the match and the score-line was much closer than what is seemed.
Coco will try to pressure Maria with her serve and hitting hard, so the Russian needs her return game to be better than what she has shown so far to book her place amongst the final 4.
Both girls have had an amazing Wimbledon and they find themselves in a 2nd QF in a row in a Grand Slam event with the only difference – Timea made it to a semi in Paris.
Garbine took out Wozniacki with absolutely breathtaking shot selection and display of power.
During her match she was lethal when it mattered, despite a good amount of rallies that were beyond 15 shots, usually Caroline’s territory.
Despite her recent success the Spaniard remains an enigma, as she can hit winners from every part of the court but sometimes unforced errors creep into her game and make her doubt herself. However she has already defeated 2 top 10 players and seems closer and closer to top 10 with each tournament she plays.
Timea had to regroup after losing first set 1-6 to Niculescu but took the last two 7-5 and 6-2 against a very tricky opponent which she has had trouble getting through in the past.
The Swiss is in top 10 now in the live rankings but can still be overtaken by her opponent in this match, or by Madison Keys or Agnieszka Radwanska who are still in the tournament
Muguruza won their only previous meeting, in Australian Open with 3rd set bagel.
Really close one to call but will be great to witness.
Without dropping a set Radwanska is in a bid to be a semifinalist in Wimbledon once again after her narrow loss to Sabine Lisicki with 9-7 in the 3rd set 2 years ago.
Agnieszka took out Jankovic yesterday in straight sets and had 32 Winners in the process. She has been playing better and better as the tournament progresses and took full advantage of the Serb eliminating the defending Champ Petra Kvitova a round previous.
On other hand Madison had to dig deep once again to get the best of spirited and pumped Olga Govortsova as she was trailing by a set and was close to losing her serve in the 2nd set in a moment when the Belarussian would have served for the match. Her road has been favorable with not having to face anyone in top 75 but she has had her struggles.
The Polish player leads the h2h 3-0, 1-0 on Grass. If Madison is unable to find a consistent range on her bombs from her serve and her forehand, this may well be over very early.
Unfortunately, everything tennis wise is cancelled to at least 13th of July. Let's hope this corona virus goes away as soon as possible and this is the last date the tour is pushed back to. Stay safe people!
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