2011 Wimbledon Quarterfinals Recap
A lot has happened in the last 9 days of Wimbledon, which is now moving on to the semifinals. The quarterfinals were held on Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving fans with a really shocking match. Here is an update of the singles matches.
Sabine Lisicki has become the first German woman in 12 years to reach the final 4, after 7-time champion Steffi Graf. She conquered Marion Bartoli with a 6-4 6-7(4) 6-1 victory. Maria Sharapova is back after recovering from reconstructive surgery on her shoulder and steaming through to the semifinal as well with a 6-1 6-1 win over Dominika Cibulkova.
Victoria Azarenka won her quarterfinal match against Tamira Paszek with a 6-3 6-1 score, following the match having to be postponed when it started raining after the first game began. Petra Kvitova took on Tsvetana Pironkova and won 6-3 6-7(5) 6-2, making this the second time in a row that she has been to the semifinals of the Wimbledon Championships.
There wasn’t anything too shocking in the ladies’ singles matches, but the gentlemen’s were another story. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was able to beat Roger Federer with an amazing 3-6 6-7(3) 6-4 6-4 6-4 score. Federer says that many things went right, but not his score - though he was pleased with his performance. Tsonga, of course, is on cloud nine and says this will be one of the best memories of his career.
Andy Murray flew past his match with Feliciano Lopez with a 6-3 6-4 6-4 win, and Novak Djokovic beat Bernard Tomic in a 6-2 3-6 6-3 7-5 match. Defending champion Rafael Nadal is still pushing forward as well after a 6-3 6-3 5-7 6-4 win over Mardy Fish.