Thursday, July 9, 2015
The main event turned out to be the breeze in the Wimbledon women's semifinals, as Serena Williams continued her (expected) dominance over Maria Sharapova, 6-2, 6-4. Serena's just got too much power at the right time for Maria.
In the other semi, Muguruza got off to a fast start, taking the first set with great play but losing her edge in the second, when Radwanska came back to take six straight games and the set. The third set was closer than the final score (6-3) indicated, with lots of great shots, including lobs, which you hardly see anymore. Muguruza now gets the honor of being present on the other side of the court when Serena wins her 21st Grand Slam title.
(Maybe I shouldn't be so sure; on clay last year, Muguruza handled Serena 6-2, 6-2. But that was then and this is now; Serena is playing great and this is on grass. If Muguruza wins 7 games, she should be proud of herself. I think she's going to win four, tops.)
This is truly the Serena era.
at 6:11 PM