Wimbledon 2011 Women’s Semi-finals

The program of Day 10 of Wimbledon Tennis Championship was completely devoted to the four remaining ladies in the singles tournament. Two matches were played today to determine who were the most deserving women tennis players to go head to head in Saturday’s final on the courts of All England Club in SW 19. The pairs in the semi-final were Petra Kvitova vs. Victoria Azanrenka and Maria Sharapova vs Sabine Lisiczki.

Both matches were played on Centre Court with Kvitova and Azarenka leading the day’s proceedings. This was the first time in Azarenka’s career when she managed to reach the semi-final of a Grand Slam tournament, being knocked-out of a major tournament on three previous occasions. Kvitova on other hand reached the same phase of the tournament last year, too. But back then the powerful Czech player was defeated by the eventual winner of the Championship, Serena Williams. Now the outcome was different.

In a hotly contest match Kvitova managed to outplayed Azarenka on the court and eventually book her place in the final on Saturday. Kvitova took the first set breaking Azarenka serve not once, but twice and after just 27 minutes of play the scoreline was 6-1 and set to love. After waiting so long to reach this part of the tournament Azarenka was not planning to go out without a fight. The Belarussian took the second set 6-3 breaking Kvitova serve in the second game. Alas, this was all in vain as Kvitova took the final set 6-2 games.

In the other semi-final the former winner in this tournament Maria Sharapova beat Sabine Lisiczki to once again contest the title after 7 years. Sharapova was having real troubles in the beginning of the match and Lisiczki quickly took the lead winning 3 consecutive games. But she could not hold the momentum and eventually lost the set 6-4 to Sharapova. In the next set Sharapova was completely in control and did not allow to the young German to get back in the match. Sharapova won this set 6-3 and with it the match.

Kvitova and Sharopova will play in the final on Saturday against each other only for the second time in their careers. The previous encounter between the two was on hard courts and it was won by Sharapova. But the previous records mean nothing compare to a final in Grand Slam tournament.

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July 3, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Tennis

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Liam Mathews became interested in tennis while he was working for Wimbledon cleaners. The fact that he was working in the district where the tournament Wimbledon was held and that he was frequently hired to perform cleaning sw19 services when the tournament was over, brought his attention to the game and he became an instant fan.

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