Wimbledon Updates | Anisimova finishes Tan’s career, arrives at QF

WIMBLEDON – The latest from Wimbledon (all local times):

7 p.m.

Amanda Anisimova ended Harmony Tan’s amazing career and reached the quarter-finals at the All England Club for the first time.

Anisimova followed up her nasty victory over Coco Gauff by beating Tan 6-2, 6-3 on track number 1. She will then face 2019 Wimbledon champion Simona Halep.

It is the first quarter-final of the 20-year-old American Grand Slam since the semifinals of the French Open in 2019, when she also beat Tan on the way. Anisimova lost in the first round of Wimbledon last year.

Tan was making her first appearance at Wimbledon and knocked down Serena Williams in three sets in the first round on the center court.



Ajla Tomljanovic came from a lower set to beat Alize Cornet and reach her second consecutive quarter-final at Wimbledon.

The Australian won 4-6, 6-4 and 6-3 on track number 2 to host a match with Elena Rybakina, and cried after a grueling match that lasted 2 hours and 35 minutes.


“I really didn’t think I could do it,” said Tomljanovic, who lost to eventual champion Ash Barty in last year’s quarterfinals. “I can’t believe he’s a year in the same position.”

The 32-year-old Cornet finished with a 37-win streak followed by No. 1 Iga Swiatek in the previous round. The French veteran played in her 62nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament, equaling the WTA record held by Ai Sugiyama, and 65th overall, but only reached her first major quarterfinal at the Australian Open this year.



Simona Halep is fulfilling her status as the only former Grand Slam champion remaining in this year’s women’s draw.

The Romanian beat fourth-seeded Paula Badosa 6-1, 6-2 on the center court to return to the Wimbledon quarterfinals and extend her All England Club winning streak to 11 games.

16th seed Halep won the title in 2019 but missed last year’s edition with an injury, while the 2020 tournament was canceled due to the pandemic. This was, however, Halep’s first win over a player in the top five on the grass.


The former No. 1, who also won the French Open in 2018, has yet to yield a set in this year’s tournament and has consistently beaten Badosa in the grassroots rallies. He finished with just nine unforced errors and saved the only break point he faced.

Badosa’s defeat means No. 3, Ons Jabeur, is the only seed in the top 10 of the women’s tournament.



Taylor Fritz made sure there was an American in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

After three of his compatriots lost in the fourth round, 11th seed Fritz put an end to that streak by beating ranked Jason Kubler 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to reach the round of 16 of a Grand Slam. for the first time.

“I’m happy to be able to get the win on July 4th, being an American,” Fritz said in an interview on the track.

It was Fritz’s eighth straight win on grass after winning a warm-up tournament in Eastbourne.

He will then face Rafael Nadal or Bands van de Zandschulp.




Nick Kyrgios returns to the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time since his debut in 2014 after improving his record in five-set matches at the All England Club to 6-0.

Kyrgios overcame a diseased shoulder and a drop in the fourth set to beat 20-year-old American Brandon Nakashima by 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-2 on the center court.

Kyrgios needed treatment on his right shoulder several times during the match and broke twice in a row in the fourth set.

But he came out with a 5-1 lead in the fifth and converted his first game point with a right-footed volley.

Despite the problematic shoulder, Kyrgios finished with 35 aces. And there was little in the way of the Australian’s pranks or arguments, unlike his previous match against Stefanos Tsitsipas, when he repeatedly argued aloud with the chair referee and was accused by his opponent of disrespect.

Kyrgios also needed five sets to beat Paul Jubb in the first round. He will then face another non-seeded player, Chilean Cristian Garín, who came from two sets down to beat Alex de Minaur.




Cristian Garin came from two sets down and saved two match points in the fifth before beating Alex de Minaur to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final.

The non-seeded Chilean lost 5-3 in the tiebreaker from the first to 10 in the fifth set before winning six points in a row to take a 9-5 lead. He then converted his second game point to go 2-6, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (6) ahead on track number 2 after 4 hours and 34 minutes.

He is the first Chilean to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam since Fernando Gonzalez in 2009.

The No. 19 favorite, De Minaur, had never lost a set against Garin in three previous games and seemed willing to maintain that streak when he led 3-1 in the third set tiebreaker. The Australian maintained two game points by 5-4 in the fifth.



Elena Rybakina enters the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time after beating Petra Martic 7-5, 6-3 on track number 1.

17º seed Rybakina broke in the last game of the first set and then came back 4-2 in the second. He finished with 26 winners to 13 for his opponent.


Rybakina reached the quarterfinals of the French Open last year, when he made the fourth round at Wimbledon in his first appearance at the All England Club. Martic played Wimbledon for the tenth time but never made it past the fourth round.

Rybakina will then play with Alize Cornet or Ajla Tomljanovic.


11 in the morning

Former Wimbledon champions Simona Halep and Rafael Nadal will play on the center court after Nick Kyrios opens the day against US player Brandon Nakashima.

Everyone will try to reach the quarterfinals at the All England Club.

Halep won the Wimbledon title in 2019. The Romanian, number 16, will face the fourth, Paula Badosa. Nadal, second seed, will play the final match in the main stadium against Bands van de Zandschulp.

Harmony Tan, the woman who won the first round to seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams, will face American No. 20 seed Amanda Anisimova at No. 1 track.



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