Venus Williams v Jelena Ostapenko - player profiles
Jul 12 2017 by Johnnie Parsons
"The competition keeps you growing", Williams said.
Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer?
Somehow, at age 37, she's done that. The 34-year-old Muller is not exactly a giant-killer: He had lost 22 consecutive matches against players in the top five.
Williams secured an early break in the second set but a double-fault allowed Ostapenko to break back and briefly the Latvian livewire looked risky with some bludgeoning winners. Halep is not one to overlook and could go all the way this year. "Lord", Price said, her eyes wide, her chuckle loud. "You need something extra" We all know Murray has all the shots, now it looks like he may have that little bit extra.
This is not exactly new, though.
After reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals with a victory over Elina Svitolina on Monday, Ostapenko said her family and friends have always called her Alona referring to that as her "real" name.
Kerber, who participated in the final of the tournament of Wimbledon a year ago but had lost to Serena Williams, was beaten 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 by Garbine Muguruza in the field no. 2.
Williams revealed in 2011 that she was diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, which can sap energy and cause joint pain.
"I think that the game has changed a lot in terms of the depth and the power since the first time I won", said Williams. If she loses in the semifinals, she'll make $706,000.
Venus Williams is overcoming her emotional vehicle accident to serve it up at this year's Wimbledon. "That's all I felt like".
In the semifinals on Thursday, she will play Johanna Konta, a 26-year-old British woman who is the No. 6 seed. Unluckily she has the toughest section of the draw consisting of challenging, hard-hitters such as Ostapenko. "She's just a tremendous champion, and I feel very, very humbled, and I'm very excited to share the court with her again". A few unforced errors later, though, and Williams broke again for a 6-5 lead before serving out the match.
There was a noteworthy exception, with surprise quarter-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova saying: "To be honest, I enjoy watching more men's tennis". Svetlana Kuznetsova and Garbine Muguruza who are set to play each other in the quarter-finals are actually also both grand slam competition winners. Rybarikova lost in the first round at Wimbledon every year from 2008 to 2014.
She responded by saying: "They were cheering for me".
Djokovic felt their encounter should have been moved to Centre Court on Monday, and, even after strolling into the last eight, the Serbian was still not at his happiest.
Other men's quarterfinals matchups are defending champion Andy Murray vs. 24th-seeded Sam Querrey of the USA, seven-time champion Roger Federer vs. 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic and 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych against Novak Djokovic or Adrian Mannarino. "I would say it's taking the marquee matches", Lewis said.