Wimbledon day nine: Final four fly into semi-finals in flawless fashion
The Wimbledon women’s semi-final line-up was finalised on Tuesday with Ashleigh Barty and the other winners not giving a set away on their way into the last four.
Eighth seed Karolina Pliskova was the first to make it through with a 6-2 6-2 victory over Viktorija Golubic in one hour and 21 minutes.
That ended up being the longest of the quarter-final ties with world number one Barty racing through in 66 minutes against fellow Aussie Ajla Tomljanovic.
Aryna Sabalenka, the number two seed, and 2018 winner Angelique Kerber complete the final four, while we also heard from Emma Raducanu following her exit and Hubert Hurkacz shocked Daniil Medvedev after their round-of-16 clash had to be suspended on Monday night.
Here, the PA news agency looks at the events of day nine.
Tweet of the day
Quote of the day
Picture of the day
Shot of the day
Stat of the day
Murray at his defensive best
Andy Murray may have exited Wimbledon last week but even off the court his defensive work has caught the eye. The two-time winner at the All England Club jumped to the defence of fellow Great Britain Raducanu, who saw her run to the fourth round ended on Monday after she had to withdraw following a medical time-out. It led to John McEnroe and Piers Morgan questioning if the occasion was too big for the teenager while Kevin Pietersen added fuel to the fire on social media only for Murray to hit back in support of the 18-year-old.
Men: Daniil Medvedev (2).
Women: Karolina Muchova (19), Ons Jabeur (21).
Day 10 order of play
Day 10 weather watch
Jimmy Connors delivers trademark tribute to Novak Djokovic
Jimmy Connors delivers a glowing tribute to Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic on course to break rankings record in February
Novak Djokovic moves one step closer to immortality.
WTA Rankings: Alycia Parks on the brink of top 50, Lin Zhu achieves season goal
It was a landmark week for Alycia Parks and Lin Zhu.
The Davis Cup Finals group stage set after qualifiers
The Davis Cup finals are taking shape.
Alycia Parks instantly fell in love with tennis as a seven year old
Alycia Parks took up tennis by complete chance.
Stefanos Tsitsipas sees opportunity to improve in Netflix series
Stefanos Tsitsipas likes to do things differently.
Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas reignite feud after ‘clown’ comment
Tsitsipas made comments about Aussie maverick Kyrgios as he spoke to the media while playing for Greece in the Davis Cup.
Alycia Parks pulls off biggest career win in stunning Lyon final upset
Alycia Parks wrapped up her breakthrough week on the WTA Tour with her first top five victory.
Who is Cameron Norrie’s girlfriend, Louise Jacobi?
Louise Jacobi has been involved with Cameron Norrie since 2019.
Novak Djokovic is prepared to put his body on the line to be the GOAT
Should Novak Djokovic be considered the favourite at Roland Garros or is that blasphemy while Rafa lives and breathes?