Serena Williams beats Azarenka 3-6 6-2 6-3: final scores, highlights, to meet Sharapova in Wimbledon 2015 women semifinals
After a high pitched match a visibly tired Azarenka said “It was a high-quality match…I can’t say I went out there and didn’t play well. We just saw today why Serena is No. 1.”
Serena Williams is all set to take on her very good friend. But their friendship lasts till they are outside the court. When they are inside the court, their rivalry starts getting tougher and tougher. They are no longer friends when inside the court, their friendship can wait. And today is another similar occasion when the two are going to forget everything and fight like there is no tomorrow.
Wimbledon 2015 womenâ€™s quarterfinals match is going to be one of the toughest in the tournament. Fresh from her convincing win over her sister Venus Williams, Serena is ready to take on Victoria Azarenka or anybody else for that matter. She has an overwhelming record over Victoria Azarenka when it comes to majors. She has not lost a single match against Azarenka, a former world number one as far as majors is concerned and the way she is playing there doesnâ€™t seem to be any chance that the she may have against Williams.
Serena Williams doesnâ€™t seem to be very concerned about the challenge. While talking about the forthcoming match, Williams said, â€œI’ve had a couple of tough matches with Victoriaâ€¦She’s due to win big and to do really well. Incidentally, so am I.â€ She goes on to add â€œI’m on the heavier side (of the draw) it seemsâ€¦Maybe because I’m one of the heavy hitters and it makes it heavier. But also with Maria, Victoria and Venus, there’s a lot of heavy hitters on this side. It doesn’t matter. At the end of the day you need to get through these matches now, sooner or later.â€
In the meantime the tide seems to be in favor of Williams. She is just three matches away from winning her fourth straight major, but her streak was nearly ended by Azarenka in the third round at Roland Garros.
The match was without doubt very close and many thought that Williams will end on the losing side. Williams had to come from a set down to win that match, which turned heated as the players argued over a decision to replay a key point. Their friendship quickly resumed afterward, though, with Azarenka giving Williams a pair of her shorts after the American said she liked them.
Azarenka seems to be worried about the past record and Williamsâ€™ great form. â€œI still need to find it because I haven’t beaten her in the Grand Slamsâ€¦So for me, I still have to find that extra step to go a little bit furtherâ€, says she.
Tuesday, July 7: ESPN
8:00 a.m. â€“ 4:00 p.m.: Womenâ€™s quarterfinals
Wednesday, July 8: ESPN
8:00 a.m. â€“ 4:00 p.m.: Menâ€™s quarterfinals
Thursday, July 9: ESPN
8:00 a.m. â€“ 1:00 p.m.: Womenâ€™s semifinals
Friday, July 10: ESPN
8:00 a.m. â€“ 2:00 p.m.: Menâ€™s semifinals
Saturday, July 11: ESPN
9:00 a.m. â€“ 3:00 p.m.: Womenâ€™s and doubles finals
Sunday, July 12: ESPN
9:00 a.m. â€“ 3:00 p.m.: Menâ€™s final
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