Wimbledon Day 7 Results: Federer, Murray, Serena, Sharapova In Quarterfinals
The Round-of-16 results from center-court are here.
Serena Beats Elder Sister Venus
Top-seed Serena Williams defeated her elder sister Venus Williams in the clash of Williams for the first time in 6 years in a Grand Slam tournament on Monday. Serena is 33 and her sister is two years older.
Serena won comfortably 6-4 6-3 in one hour and eight minutes and registered her 15th win in the Williams-siblings duel out of 25 contests in the professional circuit. This was their sixth Wimbledon clash.
“It’s never easy to play someone you love and care about,” said the world’s number one. “You just play for the competition and enjoy the moment.” Serena will now clash with Victoria Azarenka of Belarus for a place in the semifinals.
Venus has been plagued by injury since her last Wimbledon title in 2008.
Maria Sharapova is displaying glimpses of her golden days in this edition of the tournament. The 28-year-old is yet to drop a set and defeated unseeded 21-year-old Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 6-4 6-4 in 97 minutes. The Russian 4th seed will now face 23-year-old American Coco Vandeweghe.
Garbine Muguruza defeated Dane fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-4 and will now face Timea Bacsinszky in the last eight.
Murray Beats Karlovic
3rd seed Andy Murray overcame the hurdle of 6-feet 11-inch big-serving Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 5-7 6-4 in three hours and three minutes on Centre Court. The 28-year-old now faces unseeded Canadian Vasek Pospisil in the quarterfinals.
“I came up with some good lobs and passing shots. I just needed to keep him low,” Murray told after the match.
Djokovic Forces Decider
Defending champions Novak Djokovic came back from 2 sets down to force a decider leveling 6-7 (8-6) 6-7 (8-6) 6-1 6-4 after three hours and four minutes against Kevin Anderson before bad light stopped the play. The decider shall be played on Tuesday.
Federer In Quarterfinals
Roger Federer reached his 13th Wimbledon quarterfinal by winning comfortably 6-2 6-2 6-3 against Roberto Bautista Agut.
The seven-time champion will now face Gilles Simon for a place in the semi-finals.
“I don’t think I made a statement,” said the Swiss after winning. “I did a nice job making the transition.”