Wimbledon 2017: Women’s Semi-finals

Tracy Austin, former world number one: “Muguruza was in the zone. That was one of the matches you train all your life for, and for it to happen in the semi-final of Wimbledon – she was in a dream. Rybarikova was just rushed the whole time. But complete focus and a great game plan from Muguruza.”

I’ll say she was in the zone.  It took Muguruza all of 64 minutes to put away the unseeded #87th ranked Magdalena Rybarikova.  Despite a heavily strapped thigh, Muguruza had no problem moving and moving her opponent all over the court.  For the second time in her career, Muguruza is through to the Wimbledon finals.  She’s going to be hard to beat.

What are you wearing, Chris McKendry?  She looks like a backyard patio canopy.  Is she sponsored by Sun Downers Awnings?

What are you wearing, Pam Shriver?  You look like you’re getting ready to Hang Ten, what with your rash guard top and pony tail.

MaryJo Fernandez….is there anything to say about your floral print granny dress from Belk?  Let me say this again, when women reach a certain age, we should no longer wear sleeveless tops.  Hint, hint.

“As Williams threaded a forehand pass to complete her 6-4, 6-2 victory, the clock read just 1hr 13min. Konta did not stay long on court, ignoring the protocol that prefers the two players to walk off together.”  Telegraph.

Ummm….what happened to that semi final?  For the first 4 games, it seemed that we were in for another nail biter, but alas, Venus erased two breakpoints and ran away with the match.  She’s going to be hard to beat.

So, who wins the finals?  You have to give the edge to Venus, a five time champion.  Garbine has been there once and lost.  If Venus is gassed for whatever reason, Garbine has a chance.

What will the men’s semi finals bring tomorrow?  I hope it will result in Yosemite Sam in the finals, facing Roger Federer.  How cool would it be to have two Americans in the finals? USA!



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