Monday, July 10, 2017

Wimbledon women's final 8

No predictions here (and I've learned to try not to have favorites), but the last 8 left in the women's draw at Wimbledon 2017 makes for an interesting quarterfinal round.

I realize the hazard of posting something that will likely be irrelevant in two days, but that's the fun of sports -- it keeps moving on.

So here's the final 8: Halep, Konta, Vandeweghe, V. Williams, Ostapenko, Muguruza, Kuznetsova, & Rybáriková.

Now, if Halep defeats Konta & Ostapenko defeats Williams, then it will be a Halep-Ostapenko semifinal. On a surface that favors Ostapenko, and we saw what she did to Halep on a surface that favored Halep. But the teen has to get past Venus Williams, who knows how to play on grass, and despite her age and health problems (which appear to be under control right now), she's going to give it everything she has.

Ain't sports great?  It's like they planned it that way.

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