Wimbledon 2011: Day 10

30 June, 2011 at 11:19 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Sidepodcast F1: Everyone's favourite umpire

Credit: Lou

Everyone's favourite umpire

We're now rolling towards the end of Wimbledon, with each day bringing closer and closer matches, and more and more excitement. Yesterday saw the surprising defeat of Roger Federer, who took it very gracefully, as he always does. We also saw Murray and Nadal both beat off their opponents to secure a meeting between them tomorrow. That's going to be a tough one for Murray.

Today, though, we are back to the women's side of the draw, with Ladies' Semi-Finals Day. On Centre Court today, we have up first Victoria Azarenka versus Petra Kvitova. I don't know much about these two, except Azarenka is a shrieker, but she comes on court listening to her iPod which is fun. Kvitova knocked out Pironkova who I quite liked, so I'm not sure about her yet.

After that match, we'll see Maria Sharapova versus Sabine Lisicki. I'm torn on this one. Lisicki has been doing an amazing job, and she's very smiley which helps. But Sharapova seems to have improved her attitude tenfold this year, and it'd be nice if she could do well after her shoulder thing.

On the other courts, there are all kinds of doubles matches taking place. I'm not particularly partial to doubles myself, but I like spotting names such as Goran Ivanisevic. He was in the crowd yesterday, but will be out on court in the Invitation Doubles Final event.

Court 12 has the event with Mansour Bahrami and Andrew Castle that Lou has been waiting for, but the only question is if it will be shown on any streams. The action gets underway at 12pm, and the Centre Court battles will begin at 1pm.

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