Recap of Day 10 at Wimbledon 2017

By | 1 minute read | July 13, 2017

Ladies’ Semifinal Singles

14th seed Garbine Muguruza rolled over Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1, 6-1 in 1 hour 5 minutes on Centre Court to advance to the Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Final for the second time.  Muguruza dominated this match with her power and aggression – on serve and return – from the baseline and at net.

Muguruza Powers into the Final

Aggressive Points Won – 49

Service Games Won – 7 of 7 (100%)

Net Points Won – 19 of 25 (76%)

Baseline Points Won – 31 of 50 (62%)

Muguruza broke serve 5 times, winning 58% returning 1st serves and 60% returning 2nd serves.  She amassed 12 break points in 7 return games – Rybarikova only had one service game where she didn’t face a break point.  Muguruza dominated the first point of Rybarikova’s service games, winning 6 of 7 and breaking serve in 5 of those 6 games where she had a 0-15 lead.  On serve, Muguruza saved the only break point she faced, when she was up 4-0 in the opening set.

Rybarikova kept playing to Muguruza’s backhand, her stronger side, and paid the price.  Muguruza hit 46 aggressive backhands including 9 backhand winners and was able to dictate play with her strongest stroke.  Rybarikova made the same error on serve, as 31 of Muguruza’s 44 total returns in play were from her backhand.  Muguruza failed to return 8 serves from Rybarikova – 3 aces, 4 errors on her forehand return and 1 missed backhand return (31 of 32 BH returns hit back in play).

 

10th seed Venus Williams “upset” 6th seed Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 in 1 hour 13 minutes on Centre Court to advance to the final for the first time since she lost to her sister in 2009.  Venus did it with power – serves, returns and groundstrokes. \

Venus Powers into the Final

Aggressive Points Won – 54

Service Games Won – 9 of 9 (100%)

Baseline Points Won – 39 of 63 (62%)

Williams faced just 2 break points in the match, when she trailed 4-4 15-40 in the first set.  She held and went on to break Konta to take the first set 6-4.  Venus lost just 13 total service points in her 9 service games (only 4 in the 2nd set). She played classic “first strike tennis”, dominating the short points (4 shots or fewer) 53 to 37.  Konta had more total winners (20 to 19), including 7 aces, but Williams dominated when Konta had to hit a 2nd serve.  Venus won 14 of 21 points returning 2nd serves.

Williams wins the Serve Battle

Match Comparison 1st Serve Points Won 2nd Serve Points Won Service Games Won
Williams 26 of 33 (79%) 11 of 17 (65%) 9 of 9 (100%)
Konta 28 of 44 (64%) 87 of 21 (33%) 6 of 9 (67%)