Agnieszka Radwanska made it to her first Wimbledon final, after defeating Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 in the SF. She is seeded number 3 and if she wins the title, she will become the world number one. Radwanska is the first Polish player, woman or man, to make it to the Wimbledon final since 1937. One thing that helped her, was the long rallies between her and Kerber. She will face Serena Williams in the final.
Williams will be playing for her 5th Wimbledon title, after defeating Victoria Radwanska 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) in the SF. This will be Williams’ 7th Wimbledon final. After a disappointing French Open, she lost in the first round, Williams started playing better tennis. In this match, she served 24 aces against Azarenka, a Wimbledon record. Another impressive statistics? She had zero double faults. Williams has 13 majors, including 4 Wimbledon titles. She will face Radwanska in the final.
Two American doubles teams made it to the SFs, for both men and women’s doubles. Serena and Venus Williams played their QF match against another doubles team of Americans- Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears. They won 6-1, 6-1. This game was played a few hours after Serena Williams’ singles match.
Next up for them is the American doubles team-who’s also seeded number 1-Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber. The other Americans doubles team to make it to the SFs was Bob and Mike Bryan. They are one of the most accomplished doubles team in history. Their Qf match wasn’t easy though. They played against Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram, two Americans, and won 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. They won the Wimbledon men’s doubles titles last year and are after their 3rd title. They will face the wildcard doubles team-Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen.
What an incredible win for Roger Federer. He defeated the world number one, Novak Djokovic, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Federer was incredible in his SF, some even said this was vintage Federer. Everyone this to be a very close match. After all, you had the world number one and the the best player of all time, espn on grass, playing against each other. This match was worthy of being a final. The last time these two met in a major was last month in the French Open, where Djokovic won in the SFs. Federer has a chance of becoming world number 1, again, if he wins the title on Sunday. This is Federer’s first final since last year’s French Open final, when he lost to Nadal. He will play Andy Murray.
Murray has been to three finals before, 2 Australian Open finals and a US Open final. This is his first ever Wimbledon final. He made it through after defeating Tsonga in four sets-6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Murray is the first British man in the singles final in 74 years. He started off really well, wining the first two sets without a problem. Then he lost the third set. He struggled a little during the fourth set and it looked like he was going to lose that one too, but he pulled through and won 7-5. He will face Federer in the final.
Mixed results for the Americans in the doubles SFs. The men, Bob and Mike Bryan, lost their SF match to the wildcard team, Marray and Nielsen. They lost the first two sets, but won the third set. The Bryan brothers were down 5-0 in the fourth but came back to even it at 5-5. That wasn’t enough though, as they lost the fourth set in a tiebreak 7-6(7-5) and the match.
The women did much better. Serena and Venus Williams defeated the top seeded Americans- Huber and Raymond. They won 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. They had a little trouble with their serves in the first set, but stepped it up in the second and third sets. They will face Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of Czech Republic in the final.