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Serena Sees Off Azarenka Faces Sharapova In Semis

Posted: Jul 8, 2015 at 1:21 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Top seed Serena Williams kept alive her hopes of a sixth Wimbledon title and a possible calendar Grand Slam with a three-set win over Victoria Azarenka.

The American, 33, won a high-quality quarter-final 3-6 6-2 6-3 in front of 15,000 spectators on Centre Court and books a date with 4th seed Maria Sharapova on Thursday.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion has now won 26 matches in a row at the majors stretching back to Wimbledon 2014.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Spanish 20th seed Garbine Muguruza will play Poland’s former finalist Agnieszka Radwanska, the 13th seed, in the other semi-final.

Former champion Sharapova withstood some heavy hitting from American Coco Vandeweghe to reach her fifth Wimbledon semi-final.

The fourth seed was under pressure after losing the second set but recovered to beat the world number 47 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 in the opening match on Centre Court.

“You have to give everything,” said the 2004 winner.

“You are playing in a Wimbledon quarter-final. It’s been a while since I have been in a semi at Wimbledon. I was pleased to win and it gives me a lot of confidence.