Wimbledon Championship Fields Several Standout Athletes
Once the World Cup final teams were set, it seems as though Wimbledon shifted to the center of the sports world this week. S2N anchor Jill Jelnick breaks down the “Good, Better, Best” of the tennis championship.
GOOD: NOVAK DJOKAVICH
Novak Djokavich took down Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals on Wednesday and advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 2015. The current No. 12 ranked player leads Rafael Nadal two sets to one; their semifinal match was delayed today due to curfew and will continue tomorrow.
BETTER: KEVIN ANDERSON
Kevin Anderson advanced to his first ever Wimbledon final, defeating American John Isner after a six and a half hour slugfest – the second longest match in the tournament’s history.
BEST: SERENA WILLIAMS
Serena Williams has the chance to record her 24th Grand Slam title, which would tie her with Margaret Court for the all-time record. Especially impressive: Williams just gave birth to her first child 10 months ago.