Women’s semifinal complete – Williams chasing record
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Women’s Semifinals Complete – Williams Hunts Record
US tennis queen Serena Williams has again reached the semi-finals. The 37-year-old defeated her compatriot Alison Riske 6: 4, 4: 6, 6: 3 in the round of the last eight on Tuesday. At their 19th Wimbledon participation Williams stands for the eleventh time in the semifinals. Ten times she reached then also the final, celebrated thereby seven title profits. A tournament victory at Wimbledon would be her 24th Grand Slam triumph – she would set the record of the Australian Margaret Court.
Her next opponent is Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic), who defeated Johanna Konta (Great Britain / No.19) 7: 6, 6: 1.
Also in the round of the last four is the Romanian Simona Halep. The former world number one conquered parallel to Williams the Chinese Zhang Shuai with 7: 6, (7: 4), 6: 1. Their next opponent, Ukraine’s Jelena Switolina (# 8), was able to reach a semi-final on the Grand Slam level for the first time ever with a 7: 5, 6: 4 against Czech Karolina Muchova.
Training ground devastated: Serena Williams has to pay 9,000 euros
Serena Williams is known as an emotional and vocal tennis player. But while training at Wimbledon she struck over the strings. Because she devastated or damaged her lawn, the 37-year-old was sentenced to a fine of 9,000 euros.
According to media reports, she is said to have caused the damage with her bat. What exactly broke Williams, is not known. She is not the only athlete to be punished. Fabio Fognini has to pay almost 2,700 euros for his verbal dropout during the tournament. The 32-year-old had said in his third-round defeat on an outdoor court on the tennis court should explode a bomb.
Also Federer with sovereign knockout success
Record champion Roger Federer has followed his long-standing rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic into the quarter-finals of Wimbledon with his best tournament performance so far. The 37-year-old Swiss did not stand a chance for Matteo Berrettini (Italy / No. 17) with 6: 1, 6: 2, 6: 2 and celebrated his 99th win at his favorite Major in London.
Federer, who has not lost any of his 17 Wimbledon quarter-finals, needed only 1:13 hours to win against Berrettini. In the quarterfinals he meets Kei Nishikori (Japan / No. 8).
The world ranking first will fail
The world ranking first and French Open champion Ashleigh Barty has lost in Wimbledon surprisingly in the second round. The Australian was defeated by Alison Riske from the USA, who was ranked 55 in the ranking, 6: 3, 2: 6, 3: 6. For Barty it was the first defeat after 15 victories in series on the WTA Tour. In the first three rounds, Barty had only made twelve appearances in their notable two-successes against Zheng Saisai (China), Alison van Uytvanck (Belgium) and Harriet Dart (United Kingdom). Overall, she stood only a little over three hours on the court.
Out in London: Ashleigh Barty loses the knockout stages. (Source: AP / dpa / Ben Curtis) Off in London: Ashleigh Barty loses the knockout stage. (Source: Ben Curtis / AP / dpa)
Serena Williams, however, marched into the quarterfinals. The 37-year-old, who was the last German to have eliminated Julia Görges (Bad Oldesloe) on Saturday, beat Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain / No. 30) 6-2, 6-2 on Monday. Also Rafael Nadal is expected in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. The Spanish tennis professional prevailed against the Portuguese Joao Sousa clearly with 6: 2, 6: 2, 6: 2 by.
Tennis teenager Gauff leaves Wimbledon for Halep
The surprising Wimbledon success of the only 15-year-old American Cori Gauff has ended in the second round. The youngest participant in the Grand Slam tennis tournament lost to former world number one Simona Halep from Romania 3: 6, 3: 6 on Monday, missing the quarter-finals of the grass-roots tournament in southwest London.
The US Grand Slam debutant was Wimbledon’s youngest player since Jennifer Capriati in 1991. Gauff had received a wild card for the Wimbledon qualifier and thrilled with three victories in the grass tournament. Seventh-placed Halep will face Chinese Zhang Shuai on Tuesday for the semi-finals.
Defending champion for the 11th time in the quarterfinals
Novak Djokovic has lived up to his role as a favorite in the Wimbledon Round of 16. The title defense