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The Latest: Maria Sharapova advances to Wimbledon semifinals

The Latest: 2004 champion Sharapova holds on to beat Vandeweghe, reach Wimbledon semifinals

The Latest: Maria Sharapova advances to Wimbledon semifinals

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):


4:20 p.m.

Maria Sharapova is back in the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time since reaching the championship match in 2011.

The fourth-seeded Russian struggled for a bit but still beat CoCo Vandeweghe of the United States 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-2 Tuesday on Centre Court.

Sharapova won her first major title at Wimbledon in 2004. She reached the semifinals at the All England Club the next two years, but only once more since then, when she lost to Petra Kvitova in the 2011 final.

In her last three appearances, Sharapova lost in the fourth round in 2012 and '14, and in the second round in 2013.

Vandeweghe was playing in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal match.


4:05 p.m.

Garbine Muguruza has made it to the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time.

The 20th-seeded Spaniard, who reached the quarterfinals at the last two French Opens, advanced Tuesday by beating Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 7-5, 6-3 on Court 1.

Muguruza, still only 21, will next face either Agnieszka Radwanska or Madison Keys in the semifinals on Thursday.


3:40 p.m.

Maria Sharapova has lost the second set of her quarterfinal match at Wimbledon.

The 2004 champion won the first set 6-3 against CoCo Vandeweghe on Centre Court, but lost the second 7-6 (3).


2:25 p.m.

Now that Novak Djokovic has advanced, here's a look at Wednesday's full schedule of men's quarterfinal matchups at Wimbledon:

No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 9 Marin Cilic

No. 2 Roger Federer vs. No. 12 Gilles Simon

No. 3 Andy Murray vs. Vasek Pospisil

No. 4 Stan Wawrinka vs. No. 21 Richard Gasquet


2:20 p.m.

Novak Djokovic has done it.

The top-seeded Serb won the deciding fifth set against Kevin Anderson on Tuesday and earned a spot in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

Djokovic beat Anderson 6-7 (6), 6-7 (6), 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 Tuesday in a match that lasted two days. After splitting the opening four sets on Monday, the match was suspended because of darkness.

Djokovic will next face Marin Cilic on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.


1:25 p.m.

The tarps are off and players are back on court at Wimbledon.

Rain briefly halted play on the outside courts, and forced those on the main courts to return indoors Tuesday at the All England Club.

Maria Sharapova will face CoCo Vandeweghe in the quarterfinals on Centre Court, while Novak Djokovic will resume his fourth-round match against Kevin Anderson on Court 1. Djokovic and Anderson split the opening two sets on Monday before play was suspended by darkness.


1:10 p.m.

Novak Djokovic stepped out onto Court 1 on Tuesday to resume his match with the sun shining overhead. A few moments later, a large cloud rolled in and the spectators quickly reached for their umbrellas.

Djokovic and Kevin Anderson soon grabbed their bags and walked back off court.

Djokovic and Anderson split the opening two sets on Monday before play was suspended by darkness. They are to finish the match Tuesday on Court 1.

On Centre Court, Maria Sharapova and CoCo Vandeweghe were warming up before heading inside to escape the rain.


11:35 a.m.

Before play got started at Wimbledon on Tuesday, the All England Club took a moment to remember the victims of the 2005 London bombings on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

The club paused for a minute's silence at 11:30 a.m., with play on the outside courts not starting until 11:45 a.m.

Kevin Anderson, who will resume his fourth-round match against top-seeded Novak Djokovic at about 1 p.m., stopped practicing for a short time to mark the commemoration.

On July 7, 2005, several suicide bombings killed 52 people on the London transport network.

Updated : 2021-09-19 17:43 GMT+08:00