Wimbledon, England — When Angelique Kerber picked up the opening set for the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Tuesday, the crowd praised the achievement with cheers bouncing off the closed roof of Court 1.
Carver’s reaction? Just a fact, a straight walk to the bystander. There are no screams, jumps or fist pumps. Unlike other women who went to the semifinals at the All England Club, this is nothing new to her. You are welcome. long time no see.
Owners of three Grand Slam titles, including Wimbledon in 2018, Kelber uses knee-to-turf agility and quick reflexes to defeat No. 19 seed Caroline Namchova 6 and final on Grass Court Major. I returned to Four. –2, 6–3.
“I remember how I played here,” said 33-year-old left-handed Kerber from Germany, who shook his fist and loosened when the victory was over. “I know (a) how to play on the grass court.”
Next, No. 25-seeded Kerber took over No. 1 Ash Barty, defeating 75th-placed Ajla Tomljanovic 6–1, 6–3 in the All-Australia Major Quarterfinals for the first time in 40 years.
“This is the ultimate test,” Bertie said looking forward to the match on Thursday. “Angie was clearly successful here before.”
Bertie won the French Open 2019, but never made it to the All England Club quarterfinals. Indeed, this was the first time the tournament had six first female quarterfinals in the open era that began in 1968.
Only Kerber and Muchova, who lost at this stage in 2019, boasted past experience.
Another semi-final is the second-seeded Arina Savarenka against the eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova.
Sabalenka is No. Defeating 21-seeded Ons Jabeur 6–4, 6–3 and winning the tour’s 34th match in 2021, Priscova beat unseeded Victoriya Golvic 6–2, 6–2 It exceeded.
This was the first day of 100% capacity at the two main stadiums, after COVID-19 restrictions restricted attendance to 50% at the beginning of the two weeks. Most of the afternoon was rainy, so the singles match was played on the Center Court and the first court, the roof was closed and the spectators were maskless. According to the All England Club, the arena’s ventilation system allows it to be considered an outdoor venue.
Pliskova, the 2016 US Open runner-up, scored 24 out of 26 points in a single serve, hit eight aces and saved three breaks he faced.
“Everything was working very well today,” said Pliskova, who averaged 106.5 mph on his first serve and 20.5 mph faster than Golvic.
Pliskova has been defeated only three times in five games so far and has not dropped the set.
She has also not yet played a person ranked 47th or higher.
Now the test is coming.
Jabber’s game is full of novelty and nuances, with drop shots and every angle and spin.
Sabalenka? She was all about power and big cuts in the ball, and even with its constant aggressive style, she was able to accumulate more winners 27 than unforced error 20.
“She played,” said Jabber of Tunisia, “a match of her life.”
23-year-old Sabalenka from Belarus has never passed the fourth round in any major.
But she agreed that she was a “great performance”.
“I still have this opportunity to win the slam,” Sabalenka said. “I will do everything I can to achieve my goals.”
In the only men’s match of the day, 14th seed Hubert Hurkacz returned to the second edge. Daniil Medvedev 2–6, 7–6 (2), 3–6, 6–3, 6–3-Round contest was suspended on Monday night.
Hurkacz’s first Grand Slam quarterfinal will face 20 major champion Roger Federer on Wednesday.
Kerber was certainly the most well-known and most accomplished woman in the draw when Tuesday began.
And now she’s in the eighth Grand Slam semifinal, half arriving at Wimbledon. The latest was three years ago when she upset Serena Williams for the championship.
Kerber has extended his current streak to 10 games, including his title at the German Grass Court Tuneup last month. Also, the exit of the first round on the hard court of the Australian Open in February and the red clay of the French Open in May seem to be forever.
“I didn’t stop believing in myself (and) how I could play,” Kerber said, like former number one Priscova.
The Carver game plagued Muchova as much as it plagued 17-year-old American Coco Gauff in the fourth round.
“She plays a good angle. It was a great match from her side,” said Muchova, who put a towel on her head while sitting while switching. “So definitely didn’t help me.”
Kerber collected only 15 winners, but Muchova himself limited the forehand winners to two, which was sufficient for a total of 33 forced or forced errors in that stroke.
Muchova seemed to give himself the potential to turn things around by breaking to lead 2-1 at least in the second set. However, Kerber was very stable, if not spectacular, and quickly broke when Muchova sent a long forehand to cap the 13-stroke exchange.
That was almost it.