Serena Williams could crown the much-dreamed 24 Slam at Wimbledon 2019, which would amount to equaling the record that still belongs to Margaret Smith. Serena, who is always at ease on the lawns of the All England Club, beat her countrywoman Alison Riske in two sets.
In the semifinals, she will meet Barbora Strycova, who, for the first time in her career, will play a Slam semifinal. Like Elina Svitolina, who, after months of the crisis, hits a very important goal, on a surface of play that is not congenial to her tennis.
Svitolina will challenge Simona Halep in the semifinals. The Romanian came back to this stage of the tournament after five years of absence. Today the legend of Italian tennis Adriano Panatta is 69 years-old. He wrote some of the most important pages in the history of Italian tennis, such as the victory at Roland Garros, at the BNL Internazionali d'Italia and at the Davis Cup in magical 1976.
Happy Birthday! Andy Murray and Serena Williams are in the semifinals at Wimbledon mixed doubles. The came back of the Scot on the court proceeds very positively. Andy talked about his shape: "I know how bad I felt in Australia and how bad I was last year, but now I'm feeling better.
So if I can reach a good level, my tennis is fine. I'm sure that about the level of the game I would play against these guys. I don't think the level got up. There's no reason not to go back to compete" Tomorrow there will be the men's quarter-finals: Novak Djokovic vs.
David Goffin, Guido Pella vs. Roberto Bautista, Kei Nishikori vs. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal vs. Sam Querrey.