@ESPNTennis & Wimbledon – Three Americans in Tuesday’s Ladies’ QFs: Serena, Keys & Vandeweghe; Djokovic-Anderson to Resume after Four Sets

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@ESPNTennis & Wimbledon – Three Americans in Tuesday’s Ladies’ QFs: Serena, Keys & Vandeweghe; Djokovic-Anderson to Resume after Four Sets

·         No. 1 Serena vs. No. 23 Azarenka, No. 21 Keys vs. Radwanska, Vandeweghe vs. No. 4 Sharapova
·         “Cross Court Coverage” with ESPN, ESPN2 Starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
·         No. 1 Djokovic to Finish Match Tuesday, tied at Two Sets Apiece with No. 14 Kevin Anderson
·         Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals Wednesday with No. 2 Federer, No. 3 Murray & No. 4 Wawrinka

ESPN and ESPN2’s “Cross Court Coverage” for Wimbledon’s Ladies’ Quarterfinals on Tuesday, July 7, will begin at 8 a.m. ET, with five-time champion No. 1 seed Serena Williams facing two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka, plus two other Americans in matches – No. 21 Madison Keys and CoCo Vandeweghe. ESPN will focus on Centre Court, while ESPN2 presents the pair of contests on No. 1 court. In addition, the Gentlemen’s Round of 16 will conclude with No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 14 Kevin Anderson tied at two sets apiece when darkness prevailed Monday evening in London. Tuesday’s matches:

Centre Court on ESPN at 8 a.m.

No. 4 Maria Sharapova vs. CoCo Vandeweghe

No. 1 Serena Williams vs. No. 23 Victoria Azarenka

No. 1 Court on ESPN2 at 8 a.m.

No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 14 Kevin Anderson, tied at two sets apiece

No. 15 Timea Bacsinszky vs. No. 20 Garbine Muguruza

No. 13 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. No. 21 Madison Keys

The eight Ladies remaining include:

  • NoneNone! – of last year’s quarterfinalists.
  • Seven of the top 23 seeds, plus American CoCo Vandeweghe (ranked No. 47).
  • 27 Major championships, all in the top half (Serena-20, Sharapova-5, Azarenka-2).

Wednesday’s schedule for the Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals is identical – ESPN on Centre Court, ESPN2 on No. 1 Court, both starting at 8 a.m.

Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals, Wednesday, July 8 (paired matches meet in semifinals)

  • 1 Novak Djokovic or No. 14 Kevin Anderson vs. No. 9 Marin Cilic
  • 4 Stan Wawrinka vs. No. 21 Richard Gasquet
  • 3 Andy Murray vs. Vasek Pospisil
  • 2 Roger Federer vs. No. 12 Gilles Simon

ESPN’s exclusive coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon – from first ball to the trophies – will climax with the Ladies’ Championship on ESPN on Saturday, July 11, and the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 12.

Breakfast at Wimbledon starts the final four days – Thursday, July 9, to the Championships – hosted by Hannah Storm at 7 a.m. on July 9-10 leading into the semifinals, and at 8 a.m. on July 11-12, previewing the Championships – all on ESPN.

  • ESPN3 will continue to offer action on all TV courts, up to 15 during the fortnight: Centre, Courts 1-3, 5-12, and 16-18, totaling 1,500 hours. In addition, ESPN3 will again offer AELTC’s daily [email protected].  All singles matches will be available in Spanish via ESPNDeportes+.
  • As in 2014, for the semifinals and championships an additional “ESPN3 Surround” feed will be added with three boxes – the primary TV view, plus two more, each focusing on one player.
  • ABC will present three-hour encore presentations of the Championships on the day they take place, July 11 and 12, at 3 p.m.

ESPN Classic is airing six matches on the exact day of their 15-, 25-, 30-, 35- or 40-year anniversary:

  • 1990 Ladies’ Championship (Zina Garrison vs. Martina Navratilova) on Tuesday, July 7, at 5 a.m.
  • 2000 Ladies’ Championship (Lindsay Davenport vs. Venus Williams) on Wednesday, July 8, at 5 a.m.
  • 2000 Gentlemen’s Championship (Pat Rafter vs. Pete Sampras) on Thursday, July 9, at 5 a.m.

ESPN & WIMBLEDON 2015

Date Time (ET) Event Network  
Tue, July 7 – Sun, July 12 6:30 a.m. All TV Courts (up to 15), all day;[email protected] ESPN3 Live
   
Tue, July 7 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ladies’ Quarterfinals, Centre Court ESPN Live
  8 – 4 p.m. Ladies’ Quarterfinals, No. 1 Court ESPN2 Live
Wed, July 8 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals, Centre Court ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals, No. 1Court ESPN2 Live
Thur, July 9 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ladies’ Semifinals ESPN Live
Fri, July 10 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gentlemen’s Semifinals ESPN Live
Sat, July 11 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ladies’ Championship ESPN Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Ladies’ Championship ABC Encore
Sun, July 12 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship ESPN Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship ABC Encore

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