2021 Wimbledon: Kerber sets sights on the semifinals; Hurkacz advances

LONDON – [25] Angelique Kerber (GER) is into the semifinals at Wimbledon for the fourth time in her career after a 6-2, 6-2 victory over [19] Karolina Muchova.

Kerber needed just 75 minutes to dispatch Muchova in her quickest match of the tournament so far. She saved 7 of 8 break points and converted on 4 of 6 to advance to her first major semifinal since winning Wimbledon in 2018.

“I’m so happy to play my tennis again with my heart on the court, fighting to the last ball, enjoying my time on and off court,” said Kerber.

She will play World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty for a spot in the finals on Thursday.

On the men’s side, [14] Hubert Hurkacz (POL) was the only match not to finish on Manic Monday due to rain. When play was suspended, Hurkacz was trailing [2] Daniil Medvedev, 2-6, 7-6, 3-6, 4-3.

Hurkacz immediately broke Medvedev to go up 5-3 and then served out the set to force the match into a decider.

In the final set, Hurkacz secured another break at 1-1 and never let up. The Pole dropped just four points on serve in the 5th and finished with 47 winners to advance to his first career Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Hurkacz will play 8-time Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer in the quarterfinals.

Fast Facts

  • Kerber is on a 10-match winning streak, after winning the Bad Homburg Open before Wimbledon
  • Kerber’s quarterfinal victory was her 80th career win on grass
  • Hurkacz is just the 5th Polish man to ever play in a major quarterfinal
  • Hurkacz was on a 6-match losing streak entering The Championships
  • Hurakcz won 50 points at the net against Medvedev

Team Yonex
Men
Marton Fucsovics (HUN) | EZONE / POLYTOUR PRO vs. [1] Novak Djokovic
[10] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) | VCORE / POLYTOUR STRIKE vs. [25] Karen Khachanov
[14] Hubert Hurkacz (POL) | VCORE PRO / London Collection / ECLIPSION 3 vs. [6] Roger Federer

Women
[25] Angelique Kerber (GER) | VCORE / POLYTOUR FIRE def. [19] Karolina Muchova, 6-2, 6-2

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