Wimbledon – Ladies Quarter-Finals
Day 9 – the day of the ladies quarter-finals. Day 9 started with the suspended match between Medvedev and Hurkacz. The resumed in the 4th set which Hurkacz led 4-3, Medvedev led by 2 sets to love. Hurkacz won the first 2 games of the day which meant he had taken the 4th set and this one was going to a 5th. Hurkacz played the better tennis as he caused a massive upset. He took the 5th set 6-3 knocking out the 2nd seed, Medvedev, and setting up a quarter-final with Roger Federer. The first ladies quarter final was played on court 1 and it was between Pliskova and Golubic. Pliskova played some great tennis and was too good for the unseeded Golubic. Pliskova taking the match 6-2; 6-2. Kerber and Muchova followed on court 1. Kerber played a great first set to take it 6-2. She then found herself a break down at 2-1. She broke back immediately and was flawless after that. She took the 2nd set 6-3 and booked her spot in the semi-finals. The first match on centre was a mouthwatering match on paper. The match was between the 2nd seed, Sabalenka, and the lady in form, Ons Jabeur. The first set was always going to be important and Sabalenka was the one who took it 6-4. Sabalenka managed to break first in the 2nd set as well and took the set and the match. The last quarter-final was an all Aussie clash between Ash Barty and Alja Tomljanovic. Ash Barty probably played the match of her tournament so far. She was clinical and was far to good for her Aussie counterpart.
In the Fantasy tournament we have a NEW LEADER. ‘Hotshot’ has a 3 point lead over ‘2nd Choice’. Fun fact about Hotshot – They have picked all 4 ladies that have made it to the semi-finals. This is an incredible achievement!! ‘Anyone for Tea’ is sitting just 5 points off the lead in 3rd and there is a tie for 4th between ‘Top Turtles’ and ‘Stentastics’. With Medvedev losing against Hurkacz, we have our first team eliminated. ‘Patience’ is currently sitting in last place and have no players remaining meaning we have our Floating Wooden Spoon winner.
Results from Day 9:
- Hurkacz(14) beat Medvedev(2) – 2-6; 7-6(2); 3-6; 6-3; 6-3
- Pliskova(8) beat Golubic – 6-2; 6-2
- Sabalenka(2) beat Jabeur(21) – 6-4; 6-3
- Kerber(25) beat Muchova(19) – 6-2; 6-3
- Barty(1) beat Tomljanovic – 6-1; 6-3
Matches to watch:
- Khachanov(25) vs Shapovalov(10) (14:00)
- Djokovic(1) vs Fucsovics (14:30)
- Berrettini(7) vs Auger-Aliassime(16) (16:00)
- Federer(6) vs Hurkacz(14) (16:30)
Jared matriculated in 2020 from Wynberg Boys High School in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. His passion for tennis afforded him the opportunity of travelling to Europe. He is a quizmaster and a fantasy organiser.