Wimblemedia, Day 7: Just Another Manic Monday
Wimblemedia is one your daily TTI Wimbledon recap with all the fun, entertaining and interesting moments of the day.
Focused Serena moves into the Quarterfinals
It’s the match-up neither Venus nor Serena Williams really enjoy but an all-business Serena Williams proved to be too much to handle for her older sister today. Still, while not the epic some might have hoped for, it was a quality encounter and one Wimbledon — as well as the rest of tennis — should treasure. This GIF says it all:
In her next round, Williams will meet another familiar face in Victoria Azarenka, who looked more than solid against Belinda Bencic. The Belarusian has given the World No. 1 a couple of scares this year — will there be another one tomorrow?
You just got Ninja’d
Jelena Jankovic and Agnieszka Radwanska contested one of the more intriguing matches of the day; although it was a straight set win for the Pole, the encounter had several little twists and turns, rants from Serb and outrageous drop shots from the 2012 Wimbledon finalist.
Cheesecake >>>> glitter
Between Awww and Awkward
Richard Gasquet avenged his 2014 Wimbledon loss to Nick Kyrgios but the fourth round match didn’t go without a couple of bizarre scenarios involving Kyrgios and a little bit of angst on the Frenchmen’s side.
Gasquet wasn’t the only Frenchman winning today as Gilles Simon trounced Tomas Berdych at the loss of just eight games. That should give the Czech a lot to think about — and Simon a lot to cheer about.
The French brain remains in tact…..for now.
The Swiss Keep Rolling
Behind Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Timea Bacsinszky, there are three Swiss players into the quarterfinal stage of Wimbledon. Bencic might have gone out to Azarenka today but it remains a very strong showing for the small country chock-full of talent.
The Dangerous lives of the linespeople
Andy Murray survived the ace onslaught from Ivo Karlovic in four sets, hitting a couple of spectacular lobs over the 6’11” man from Croatia. While the 2013 Wimbledon champion handled the serve of his opponent pretty well, a lineswoman was less lucky — but amazingly, she didn’t even flinched after being hit by one of Karlovic’s rockets.
I’ve got a headache just looking at that.
It’s not just the Monday that was manic — the pressroom had its fair share of interesting moments as well. Kyrgios was asked about a game in the second set that many perceived as a tank and his response — along with the press’ grilling — was………..something:
Before that, Caroline Wozniacki was asked the sensible question about what she makes of Wimbledon’s very ATP heavy schedule on the biggest courts, and she wasn’t shy about voicing her discontent — but then things took a tabloid turn for the worse.
To finish things off, someone fell into what we call the Mahut-trap.
This day has been all killer, no filler. Roll on the quarterfinals!
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