Ace female tennis star Serena Williams is now looking forward to clinching her eighth title of Wimbledon Championship this year against World No. 7 Simona Halep on Saturday. This came after the World No. 10 talented superstar knocked out her strong semi-final contender Barbora Strýcová of Czechia by 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday in order to set her meeting with Halep. While the Romanian professional Simona Halep put up a good show against World No. 8 Elina Svitolina in the semifinals. It was like a child play for Halep to beat Ukrainian star as she easily edged past the opponent with a margin of 6-1, 6-3.
On the other hand, semi-finals of men’s singles are yet to be played on Friday where top three tennis greats and Spanish star Roberto Bautista Agut will take on each other to secure their berth in the final showdown of Wimbledon 2019. While World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic will meet 22nd-ranked Spaniard, World No. 2 tennis champion Rafael Nadal will face the arch-rival Roger Federer in the upcoming semi-finals battle. The match between the two champions will get started from 7:30 pm (IST) on Friday.
Both Federer and Nadal last met each other in the grand tournament of Roland Garros where brilliant Spaniard Nadal defeated experienced Swiss veteran with a margin of 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. But this time 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer is hoping to turn the fortunes around and do better against the long-time rival.
Federer reached the semi-finals stage of the grand tournament after defeating Japanese professional Kei Nishikori by 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 in a much-hyped battle. While Nadal joined the favourite opponent after defeating 65th-ranked Sam Querrey of United States by 7-5, 6-2, 6-2.
Defending Champion NovaK Djokovic outclassed the Belgian talent David Goffin with the scoreline of 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 and Spanish player Robert Bautista Agut marked his winning ways for semifinals after beating 26th-ranked Guido Pella by 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in a hard-fought battle.