July 26, 2021

Wimbledon: Barty storms to duel with Kerber

Barty was safe and only wobbled briefly in the finish of the second set, in which Tomljanovic would almost have made it 4: 4 after a 1: 4 deficit. The 25-year-old quickly recovered after a short period of weakness and secured victory after a little over an hour. “A dream come true, I’m enjoying every minute,” said Barty. She continued to push her own record higher after the 2019 round of 16 had been her best performance at Wimbledon.

The 33-year-old Kerber has a lot ahead of her, as she is already aiming for her third final on the “holy lawn”. The current number 28 in the WTA ranking was eliminated by the Czech Karolina Muchova in 75 minutes with 6: 2 6: 3. Kerber was also in the semifinals in 2012 and 2016, five years ago she reached the final for the first time.

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Angelique Kerber reached the Wimbledon semi-finals for the third time

Sabalenka ends Jabeur successful run

Number two seeded Sabalenka finished the successful run of Tunisian Ons Jabeur 6: 4 6: 3, who was the first player in the Arab world to reach the quarter-finals in London. The 23-year-old from Minsk has only given two sets so far, but Pliskova, who is eighth, has a clean slate after an effortless 6: 2 6: 2 against the Swiss Viktorija Golubic.

After 2-2, the finalist of the US Open 2016 won seven games in a row and left the court as the winner after 81 minutes. The 29-year-old Pliskova prolonged her winning run after the former world number one entered the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time on Monday.

Hurkacz wrestles Medvedev

In the first Tuesday match, the Pole Hubert Hurkacz caused another surprise for the men. The winner of the Masters 1000 tournament in Miami beat the number two seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev in a round of 16, which was canceled the day before in the fourth set due to rain, with 2: 6 7: 6 (7/2) 3: 6 6: 3 6: 3 down.

“I left and don’t know why. It doesn’t often happen that I have no explanation for why I couldn’t play well, ”said 25-year-old Medvedev. As number two in the world, reaching the fourth round is a “very bad” result. The players classified as number three (Stefanos Tsitsipas), four (Alexander Zverev) and five (Andrej Rublew) are already out.

Hubert Hurkacz

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Hubert Hurkacz defeated Daniil Medvedev and challenged Roger Federer in the quarterfinals

“I knew I needed a strong start and I think I did a pretty good job,” said 24-year-old Hurkacz, who started the sequel with a break. He succeeded with zero at the beginning of the fifth set, and after Medvedev lost another serve, his end was sealed.

Next touchstone for the world number 18. Hurkacz is the Swiss Wimbledon record winner Roger Federer on Wednesday. “Roger the way he performs and the titles he has won is a real inspiration,” said Hurkacz. “I hope that I will also get some support from the fans.”

All England Championships Wimbledon

(UK, £ 17,066,000, turf)

Ladies singles

Quarter-final tableau:
Ashleigh Barty (AUS / 1) Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 6:1 6:3
Angelique Kerber (GER/25) Karolina Muchova (CZE / 19) 6:2 6:3
Karolina Pliskova (CZE / 8) Viktorija Golubic (SUI) 6:2 6:2
Arina Sabalenka (BLR / 2) Ons Jabeur (TUN / 21) 6:4 6:3
Round of 16 tableau:
Ashleigh Barty (AUS / 1) Barbora Krejcikova (CZE / 14) 7:5 6:3
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) Emma Raducanu (GBR) 6: 4 3: 0 ret.
Karolina Muchova (CZE / 19) Paula Badosa Gibert (ESP / 30) 7:6 (8/6) 6:4
Angelique Kerber (GER/25) Coco Gauff (USA/20) 6:4 6:4
Karolina Pliskova (CZE / 8) Ljudmila Samsonowa (RUS) 6:2 6:3
Viktorija Golubic (SUI) Madison Keys (USA/23) 7:6 (7/3) 6:3
Ons Jabeur (TUN / 21) Iga Swiatek (POL/7) 5:7 6:1 6:1
Arina Sabalenka (BLR / 2) Jelena Rybakina (KAZ / 18) 6:3 4:6 6:3

Men’s singles

Round of 16 tableau:
Novak Djokovic (SRB / 1) Cristian Garin (CHI / 17) 6:2 6:4 6:2
Marton Fucsovics (HUN) Andrej Rublew (RUS/5) 6:3 4:6 4:6 6:0 6:3
Karen Chatschanow (RUS/25) Sebastian Korda (USA) 3:6 6:4 6:3 5:7 10:8
Denis Shapovalov (CAN/10) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP / 8) 6:1 6:3 7:5
Matteo Berrettini (ITA / 7) Ilja Iwaschka (BLR) 6:4 6:3 6:1
Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN/16) Alexander Zverev (GER / 4) 6:4 7:6 (8/6) 3:6 3:6 6:4
Roger Federer (SUI / 6) Lorenzo Sonego (ITA / 23) 7:5 6:4 6:2
Hubert Hurkacz (POL/14) Daniil Medwedew (RUS / 2) 2:6 7:6 (7/2) 3:6 6:3 6:3