Wimblemedia: Sensational Semis
Wimblemedia is your GIF-tastic TTI wrap up of all the action from The Championships.
Serena marches one step closer
The “Serena Slam” and the Grand Slam might be a red flag for the journalists on-site but there’s no denying that the World No. 1 has jumped yet another hurdle on her way to making more history. In her semifinal against Maria Sharapova, the American was the dominant player from the get-go and it never looked like the Russian stood a chance to break her 10-year losing streak against the 33-year-old. The five-time Wimbledon champion will be looking to add a sixth title to her tally when she faces Garbiñe Muguruza.
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Muguruza makes her Slam finals debut
Williams’ opponent in the finals will be a slam finals first-timer, just like at the French Open. Garbiñe Muguruza took out 2012 finalist Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets, in what was a far more competitive match than the ostensibly more “high-profile” encounter that followed it. The Spaniard ran away with the first set but her level dipped and the Pole began weaving her web in the final five games to force a decider. In the final game of the match, Radwanska had break point chances but a terrible challenge at deuce saw the 26-year-old from Krakow match point down again.
One point later, Muguruza finished the match and celebrated her first slam final by dropping down on the green that has yielded so much success for her this fortnight:
Ay, dios mio Aga!
Djokovic sees off Gasquet in straight sets
While the World No. 1 might have taken out his French challenger in straight sets, the Serb didn’t look completely convincing at all times — but it was enough for Djokovic to continue his way to potentially defending his title. Gasquet quickly rebounded after losing his opening service game and went toe-to-toe with the 2014 Wimbledon champion until 2-2 in the first set tie-break when a couple of loose shots saw him lose his grip on the match quickly. In the following two sets, a break of serve each was enough for Djokovic to wrap up the match but during the three sets he spent on court, some of his footing looked suspect and he had his shoulder checked by the physio.
Federer delivers a vintage performance
Home country hero Andy Murray’s bid for a second Wimbledon title came to a halt at the hands of an inspired Roger Federer. The Swiss didn’t just reset the clock; he took it out of the equation with a stunning display on Centre Court. It was a scintillating serving day from the seven-time Wimbledon champion and with the exception of the first service game of the match, Murray never had a look at a break point. Federer kept applying pressure on Murray by racing through his service games when the going got tough.
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