On the women’s side, eight have become four: Serena Williams, Elina Svitolina, Barbora Strycova, and Simona Halep have all booked their place in the Wimbledon semi-finals by getting past Alison Riske, Karolina Muchova, Johanna Konta, and Shuai Zhang respectively.
Women were the main protagonists on this Tuesday, and there are some anecdotes worth remembering about July 9 2019. First of all, the sports brand Wilson did not miss the chance to boast its presence in at this stage of the competition: all four ladies semi-finalists are indeed sponsored by the red W!
The brand shared a proud photocollage highlighting the fact in its Instagram stories. On another note, their racket-provider was not the only thing that Strycova and Halep had in common today. Both players took victories with a score of 7-6 6-1!
The coincidence could have been perfect if the tie-break score had not differed: the Czech lost one more point to Konta (7-5) than the Romanian did to Zhang (7-4). On her part, Serena Williams fed social media with a lot of interesting moments.
Her Instagram story -- in which she was cooling down in the gym and holding her daughter Alexis Olympia at the same time -- was as cute as her quote about buns was funny. Asked about a journalist if there was a relation between getting her game back together after setting her hair in a bun, the American star answered, “I was missing shots because it [her hair] was in my face.
I was like, ‘This is not happening.’ I just needed to get it out of the way, put the business bun up and just get to business”. This is a feeling familiar to many women in general. To conclude the stroll of feminine power offered by Tuesday’s quarter-finals, let’s leave the last word to Sir Andy Murray, as it was quoted by WTA Insider on Twitter.
After the win that sent him and Williams to the round of 16 in mixed-doubles, a journalist asked the Briton if he thought his partner should be nominated for an honorary Damehood. The two-time Wimbledon champion simply said, “Absolutely”.