Friday, 14 July 2017

Garbine and Venus to contest final

The ladies semi finals at Wimbledon 2017 were both straight sets affairs, with Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza becoming the finalists as a result.

Venus destroyed local hopes by continuing her dominant tennis displayed throughout the tournament.  Winning a close first set against Johanna Konta was sufficient to give energy to charge into the second and Konta was virtually an onlooker for most of the remainder of the match.

Despite hitting 14 winners and only making 6 unforced errors in set one, Konta was punished on her second serve, losing eight of twelve points.
Serving at 4-5 the Brit generously donated four errors to Williams, handing the set to the American.

Set two was less of a contest - Venus faced no break points, hit 11 winners, made just 4 unforced errors and won 16 points out of 20 on serve.
Konta won just 17 of 34 on her serve.
Breaks came in the fourth and eighth (final) games and Williams won 6-4 6-2.

In the most brutal thrashing of the tournament to this point, Garbine Muguruza ended the amazing run of Magdalena Rybarikova.
Raising the standard of her game even higher, the Spanish number 14 seed dropped just a single game in each set as she clinically disposed of the Slovakian in a little over an hour.

22 winners to the Spanish star and only 11 mistakes of her own, five break conversions of the twelve opportunities created, and just over half of the points won by Garbine were off the Rybarikova serve.

If Venus was super impressive in her route to the final, then Garbine was possibly more so.

A final to come of which to savour.

Mens semis next and hopefully I can predict as perfectly as I did for the ladies.

Federer should be too adept for Berdych and Cilic enough equipped to account for Querrey (although I'm wanting the American to win and continue  a great story)

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