Wimbledon semi-finals build-up, wheelchair events – TV, streams, radio & text

Wimbledon semi-finals build-up, wheelchair events – TV, streams, radio & text

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It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryCOMING UP: Serena Williams v Barbora StrycovaSimona Halep in final after 6-1 6-3 win over Elina SvitolinaLive: Wheelchair events – GB’s Reid, Whiley, Hewett & Lapthorne playWatch live streams and follow BBC Radio coverage (UK only)GB’s Evan Hoyt & Eden Silva in mixed doubles quarter-final not before 17:30GB’s Anton Matusevich loses in boys’ singles quarter-finalsLive ReportingBy Mike Henson, Harry Poole, Emma Sanders, Becky Grey and Frank KeoghAll times stated are UKGet involvedSend a text to 81111 (charged at your standard message rate)Twitter: Use the hashtag #bbctennisFacebook: BBC SportPosted at 13:3313:33’She has worked her whole life for this’Svitolina 1-6 3-6 HalepAnnabel CroftFormer British number one on BBC Radio 5 LiveWimbledon is a special place to all tennis players, whichever country they come from. Halep has put herself in a position where she can go for the title and she’s worked her whole life for that.Posted at 13:3313:33’She really believes in herself’Svitolina 1-6 3-6 HalepJohn McEnroeThree-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TVEPACopyright: EPAThey had similar styles, Halep was hitting such clean balls, finding angles and that shocked Svitolina – why, I don’t know.Svitolina was understandably tight in the beginning, she loosened up and got Halep on her heels a little. The old Halep may have reacted differently but she got herself together.Now she seems like she really believes in herself. She doesn’t panic as quickly and she is moving really well on the grass.Posted at 13:2913:29’Halep had a certain mentality’Svitolina 1-6 3-6 HalepChanda RubinAmerican former world number six at WimbledonFrom the start of that match, it seemed like Halep had a certain mentality that she felt she had to bring to this match.It was exaggerated from the first game. She was intense and barking at her box constantly. It allowed her to play some of her best tennis when she needed it most.It was like anger from the start and it seemed to work out for her in the end.Posted at 13:2813:28’I really want to win this’Svitolina 1-6 3-6 HalepGetty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesSimona Halep speaking to BBC One: “It is an amazing feeling. I am very excited and nervous, It was one of the best moments of my life and I am trying to enjoy it. It is not like the scoreline looks, each game went long and deep, but I am pleased with my tactics and I feel strong mentally and physically. “I am trying to fight to the end because I really want to win this championships.”Posted at 13:2513:25Post updateSvitolina 1-6 3-6 HalepKim ClijstersFour-time Grand Slam champion on BBC TVSimona Halep took over, she dictated the points and she made Svitolina move.Svitolina was too defensive for me today.Halep was more consistent but also more aggressive than Svitolina – if you’re going to beat Halep you have to be aggressive. Posted at 13:2313:23’A physical, mental battle’Svitolina 1-6 3-6 HalepAnnabel CroftFormer British number one on BBC Radio 5 LiveIt was a real tussle. A physical, mental battle. She managed to nose ahead in the early stage of the match and that was enough to break Svitolina’s spirit.I felt like overall Svitolina was a bit overawed by being on Centre Court.Posted at 13:2213:22Game, set and match HalepSvitolina 1-6 3-6 HalepSimona Halep throws her hands to the sky. She is into her first Wimbledon final.And on that authoritative form you would not bet against her…Posted at 13:2113:21Svitolina saves one match point*Svitolina 1-6 3-5 HalepElina Svitolina chases off one of the two match points…Posted at 13:2013:20Two match points Halep*Svitolina 1-6 3-5 HalepElina Svitolina’s drive volley flies wild and wide…Two match points Halep.Posted at 13:1913:19Halep two points away*Svitolina 1-6 3-5 HalepSimona Halep scampers in to whip away a forehand. She is 15-30 up and two points away from the finals weekend…Posted at 13:1813:18Post update*Svitolina 1-6 3-5 HalepAndrew CotterBBC Sport commentator at WimbledonThere’s every chance with the way Halep is playing that she will not have to serve again in this match.EPACopyright: EPAPosted at 13:1813:18Halep holds*Svitolina 1-6 3-5 HalepElina Svitolina is hoping – chipping and chopping back in the hope of drawing a mistake.Simona Halep is believing – hitting for the margins, taking the risk and grabbing her destiny with her own hands.A rare Halep ace pops past Svitolina to seal the hold.Svitolina serves to stay in the match next.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 13:1513:15Post updateSvitolina 1-6 3-4 *HalepJohn McEnroeThree-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TVThe level of Halep is exceptionally high, it’s hard to read where she’s going to hit it and she’s picked her moments to go for drop shots which have paid off for her.Two games away from a first Wimbledon final. Let’s see if nerves get in the way for her.Posted at 13:1513:15Halep breaksSvitolina 1-6 3-4 *HalepElina Svitolina punches wide and the break is complete for Simona Halep.Call the priest. The last rites might need to be read pretty soon over Elina Svitolina’s 2019 SW19 campaign.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 13:1313:13Two break points Halep*Svitolina 1-6 3-3 HalepSimona Halep wades into a forehand down the line and reels in an absolute whopper of a winner. 15-40 and two break points…Posted at 13:1213:12Halep holds*Svitolina 1-6 3-3 HalepSimona Halep has not dropped a point in three service games so far in this set.And she has landed with 11 out of her 12 first serves.Elina Svitolina has been better than she was in the first set, but she has it all to do to overhaul the Romanian’s tee-off.Posted at 13:0913:09BBC coverage (Beckham, Branson, Cliff)One of England’s most-capped footballers, a global entrepeneur, former prime minister and singing legend – it’s all going on in the Wimbledon Royal Box today…Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesWhat’s your name sir? Beckham, you say…Image caption: What’s your name sir? Beckham, you say…Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesA major conflab – Richard Branson with former Primer Minister John Major and his wife NormaImage caption: A major conflab – Richard Branson with former Primer Minister John Major and his wife NormaGetty ImagesCopyright: Getty Images’It’s not been the same since they closed the roof’Image caption: ‘It’s not been the same since they closed the roof’Posted at 13:0913:09British interestGetty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesWhile Johnna Konta’s defeat by Barbora Strycova saw the final British player bow out of singles contention, there is a spot in the players box that will be forever Somerset today.Englishman Andy Bettles – whose own brief Wimbledon career was limited to some juniors action – is the coach of Ukrainian eighth seed Elina Svitolina.”I have never felt pressure is a big thing for her,” he said.”She has won her last nine finals so steps up on the biggest stages.”I am sure she gets nerves, she is human but she buckles down and fights harder. That is what we focus on. Fighting, moving, running, all her best qualities, keep focusing on that.”Read the rest of Jonathan Jurejko’s feature just here.Posted at 13:0813:08Post updateSvitolina 1-6 3-2 *HalepAndrew CotterBBC Sport commentator at WimbledonIt was an edgy start by Svitolina in this match which allowed Halep to control it.But this is more like the Svitolina we saw in the earlier rounds. She’s starting to believe she has a chance.Posted at 13:0813:08Post updateSvitolina 1-6 3-2 *HalepAnnabel CroftFormer British number one on BBC Radio 5 LiveThis is very strange behaviour. Halep is in control of the match and to launch that ball at her support camp is not a good look.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty Images
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