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July 10: Men's Singles Semifinal

Federer Defeats Murray for 10th Wimbledon Final; Djokovic Denies Gasquet

July 10 2015 ITS Staff: London, England Top seed Djokovic defeated No. 21 seed Richard Gasquet 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-4 to reach the final for the third straight year. The victory also marks his No.17th appearance in a Grand Slam final.

 

The World No.1 Serb ended the Frenchman’s  excellent run that included wins over No. 11 seed Grigor Dimitrov, No. 26 seed Nick Kyrgios and No. 4 seed Stan Wawrinka en route to the semifinals. Djokovic will meet seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer who hurdled 2013 champion Andy Murray 7-5, 7-5, 6-4. 

 

In reaching his record 10th final here, Federer, who will turn 34 in August, will be the oldest male player to reach the finals of Wimbledon  since Australian legend Ken Rosewall did it in 1974. The Swiss Maestro has now appeared 26 times in a major final winning 17 of them.

Wimbledon Men's Singles Semifinal Friday July 10

1-Novak Djokovic beat 21-Richard Gasquet 7-6(2) 6-4 6-4

2-Roger Federer beat 4-Andy Murray 7-5 7-5 6-4

July 9: Women's Singles Semifinals

Serena Defeats Sharapova in 2 Sets; Muguruza Enters Maiden Wimbledon Final

July 9 2015 ITS Staff: London, England –  Garbiñe Muguruza defeated Agnieszka Radwanska on Centre Court 6-2 3-6 6-3 to reach her maiden Grand Slam final. The 21-year old is the first Spanish woman to reach the Wimbledon semifinals in 18 years. Muguruza’s excellent run included upset wins 10th seed Angelique Kerber, 5th seed Caroline Wozniacki, and 15th seed Timea Bacsinszky en route to the finals where she will meet the winner between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

 

In a post-match interview, Muguruza said, "I don't even have words to explain how happy I am. I worked all my life to achieve this moment so there are no words! I was just thinking that the match was going to be tough and I was very nervous in the second set.”

 

In the second match, Serena Williams continued her bid for a calendar Grand Slam when she cruised past No.4 seed Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-4, the 2004 champion here. In dominating fashion, Serena served 13 aces and blasted 29 winners compared to Sharapova 2 aces and 9 winners in the one hour 19 minute match.

 

Having won at the Australian and French Opens earlier this year, the World No.1 Williams attempts to win this year’s Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in September, a feat she’s never accomplished in her illustrious career.

 

With 20 Grand Slam titles, Serena became the oldest world Number 1 player in the WTA's history in 2013 at age 31. She is the reigning Australian Open, French Open, US Open, WTA Tour Championships and Olympic women's singles champion. She has been touted by many as the greatest women's tennis player of all time

Wimbledon Women's Singles Semifinals Thursday July 9

20-Garbine Muguruza beat 13-Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 3-6 6-3 

1-Serena Williams beat 4-Maria Sharpova 6-2 6-4

 

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