Day 10 saw four women battling it out for a place in this year’s Wimbledon Final.
First up on Centre Court was the Ladies’ Semi Final between old friends, Agnieszka Radwanska and Angelique Kerber. It was the fourth time they’ve played each other, with their matches usually resulting in lengthy three set tussles. However, yesterday Radwanska only needed two to see off her German opponent 6-3, 6-4. Radwanska has never got this far in a Grand Slam. Seven years ago she lifted the Girls’ Singles trophy at Wimbledon, but on Saturday she’ll be back competing for the celebrated Ladies’ Singles title.
Serena Williams broke a world record yesterday during her semi final match against No. 2 seed and Australian Open Champion, Victoria Azarenka. Spectators on Centre Court witnessed dominant Williams serve 24 aces to win her a place in her 7th Wimbledon Final. Fittingly the final point of the match was won with the record-breaking ace. Williams controlled play against Azarenka in the first set with her service, winning it comfortably at 6-3. Despite Williams taking an early break in the second set Azarenka fought back with the set resulting in a tie break. Sadly for Azarenka there was no stopping Serena’s serve, and she got three more aces in the tiebreaker, winning her the match in the final set 7-6.
Williams is now one match away from her 14th Grand Slam title, fifth Wimbledon Crown and her first major trophy since 2010.
In the Men’s Doubles Quarterfinals, defending champions the Bryan brothers looked set to lose their title to unseeded pair, Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram. The American twins never looked like panicking and came back from two sets to one down to triumph in what was an exhilarating five set match, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.