Wimbledon Day 8: Order of Play and Preview

With the Round of 16 almost completed, we saw some unexpected exits and some notable advancements to the quarters of Wimbledon 2017. The Day 8 of Wimbledon sees off the quarter-finals clash in the Women’s singles segment. Let’s take a look at the matches being played tomorrow.

Order of Play

Centre Court

Adrian Mannarino (FRA) v Novak Djokovic (SRB) [2]

Venus Williams (USA) [10] v Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) [13]

Johanna Konta (GBR) [6] v Simona Halep (ROU) [2]

Court 1

Garbine Muguruza (ESP) [14] v Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [7]

Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) v Coco Vandeweghe (USA) [24]

PREVIEW

The day at the centre court starts off with a Men’s Round of 16 match that sees Novak Djokovic taking on the French national, Adrian Mannarino. The match was postponed due to time issues Gilles Muller took nearly 4.30 hours to surge an upset over Rafael Nadal.

After Djokovic’s play, we start with the quarter-final matches with the first being between Venus Williams and Jelena Ostapenko which will be followed by the match between Simona Halep and Johanna Konta.

Williams is coming off some great wins over her opponents in the opening rounds of Wimbledon 2017. The most recent win was against the Croat, Ana Konjuh who squandered quite easily than expected in straight sets, 6-3 6-2.

On the contrary, Ostapenko was made to struggle in a 3 set match against Elina Svitolina. Svitolina took the match to a 3rd and deciding set though found herself succumbing to a willing Ostapenko. It will be a great match to watch as Ostapenko looks forward to imitating her win on the French Clay on the grass of Wimbledon.

Next up are matches from Simona Halep and Johanna Konta who take on each other in the last match on the centre court for the day. Konta is backed by the crowd to win the title but Halep is coming in with confidence from her performances on the clay courts this year as well as her first-week performances. Halep is more likely to win though Konta has the potential to make it through.

The Court 1 sees two matches, with one from Garbine Muguruza who takes on the Russian, Svetlana Kuznetsova. Garbine Muguruza and Svetlana Kuznetsova are both in a decent form which makes it difficult to speculate the win. Muguruza has had a decent performance on clay and so has Kuznetsova so nothing can be said as anything can happen.

Though the confidence boost for Muguruza after defeating the World No.1 Angelique Kerber might help her see through to the semis.

Magdalena Rybarikova and Coco Vandeweghe also play for the plays in the semis after the Muguruza-Kuznetsova match.

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