So open to new champions in a time without an undeniable dominator, women’s tennis takes center stage this Thursday Wimbledon with the dispute of the semifinals.
Ashleigh barty, the current queen, and Aryna Sabalenka (4th), the favorite theorists, will be measured at Angelique kerber Y Karolina Pliskova, two former number 1s who have regained their competitive tone in the ‘Cathedral’ after a very irregular phase in their careers.
With a draw in their previous duels (2-2), Barty and Kerber will open the semifinals starting at 2.30 pm (Movistar +) in a duel between former champions of Grand slam: the Australian won the 2019 tournament Roland Garros, the only ‘big’ missing from the record of the German, winner in the Australian Open (2016), the US Open (2016) and Wimbledon (2018), where she also played the final of that magical 2016 for her.
Barty, 25, and Kerber, 33 and 28 in the ranking, have not crossed rackets since 2018, as have the protagonists of the second semifinal, Sabalenka and Pliskova, 29. The 23-year-old Belarusian is establishing herself this year as a high-flying tennis player and has beaten the Czech (13th) in her two previous matches.