WIMBLEDON 2017: After Several Surprises, Games Set For Final Finish


Over in Wimbledon, the grass court grand slam, Venus Williams, Garbine Muguruza, Johanna Konta and Magdaléna Rybáriková have entered the semi finals of women's singles event. Venus brushed aside French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko, Garbine powered past Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals. 
While Konta became first British woman since 1978 to reach the semi-finals with battling win over Simona Halep, unseeded Magdaléna also found a place in last four. 

Three of Tuesday's four women's quarterfinals were won in straight sets, which have two significant ramifications: First, Johanna Konta, who beat Halep, becomes the first women's British player since 1978 to reach the Wimbledon semifinals. And Second, Karolina Pliskova, who fell in the second round here, becomes the new No. 1 player in the world and the second Czech to accomplish this feat (Martina Navratilova).
Johanna Konta will now meet Venus Williams in the semi-finals of 2017 Wimbledon on Thursday. Playing at Wimbledon for the 20th time, Venus Williams reaches the semifinals for the 10th time. She beat French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko at the All-England Club on Wednesday, the same day British No. 1 Konta overcame Simona Halep in London. Elsewhere, Garbine Muguruza will face Magdalena Rybarikova on Thursday in the other semi-final, who continued the run of first-time semi-finalists to emerge from the women's bracket.



On the other hand; in men's singles, Seven-time winner Roger Federer reached his 50th Grand Slam quarter-final, with top seed and British defending champion Andy Murray making it to the Wimbledon last-8 for the 10th consecutive time.
While Kerber lost to 14th seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain, fourth seed Rafael Nadal, who recently won the French Open, was stunned by 16th placed Gilles Muller, in a five-setter game, with the Luxembourger winning the marathon final set 15-13.
The Nadal-Muller match was just the latest example of Fifth-set rule; the lengthy overtime tennis. Wimbledon, like the Australian and French Opens, has no fifth-set tiebreaker in the final set. Instead, the competitors play and play and play. Muller and Nadal went to 15-13 in the fifth on Monday.
But the 'Big Four' has become a 'Big Three' with the shock exit of Rafa Nadal, and now the remaining trio of Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will all be aiming to prove their elite credentials in Wednesday's quarter-finals.

Wimbledon runs until Sunday July 16. The men’s singles final and the mixed doubles final will take place on the final day. Whereas, the ladies’ singles final and the men’s and ladies’ doubles finals are scheduled for Saturday July 15.

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