Wimbledon Ladies’ Semifinals on ESPN: Serena Powering towards 24th Major Crown?


Wimbledon Ladies’ Semifinals on ESPN: Serena Powering towards 24th Major Crown?

  • 23-Time Major Champ Williams to Play Strycova, #7 Halep vs. #8 Svitolina
  • ·ESPN+ with all Outer Courts – Doubles, Juniors, Wheelchair and More
  • ESPN3: “Wimbledon Surround” Returns for Semifinals
  • Big Three Advance to Friday’s Gentlemen’s Semifinals: Federer vs. Nadal, Djokovic vs. Bautista Agut
  • Breakfast at Wimbledon Each Day through Sunday

 ESPN’s exclusive coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon continues on ESPN on Thursday, July 11, with Breakfast at Wimbledon at 7 a.m. ET and the Ladies’ Semifinals on ESPN at 8 a.m.:

  • #7 Simona Halep vs. #8 Elina Svitolina – Halep , age 27 and the 2018 winner of the French Open, has been the #1-ranked player in the world. Svitolina, 24 and ranked as high at #3 (in 2017), has reached a Major semifinal for the first time.


Followed by:

  • #11 Serena Williams vs. Barbora Strycova — Williams, 37, is one Major championship away from the record of 24 (Margaret Court).  Seven of those came at the All England Club.  Strycova, 33 and once ranked as high at #16, is playing in her first Major semifinal.  She has lost all three of her matches with Williams.

ESPN+ with More Action

Beyond Centre Court, more courts are available on the ESPN App with ESPN+, including Doubles, Juniors, Wheelchair and Invitational (seniors) – beginning at 6 a.m. or 6:30 a.m. (depending on the court; No. 1 Court at 8 a.m.).

Breakfast at Wimbledon at 7 a.m.

The two semifinal matches will be preceded by Breakfast at Wimbledon at 7 a.m., hosted by Chris McKendry.  The show will include:

  • What’s next for Coco Gauff
  • Fresh off the practice court with Serena Williams, coach Patrick Mouratoglou will be live on the set.
  • A preview of the day’s two matches
  • A feature on the “Big Three” of men’s tennis, their dominance, competiveness and how they push each other
  • A review of the week of “Mur-rena,” the mixed doubles team of Serena and Andy Murray
  • A look ahead at the Gentlemen’s Semifinals.

“Wimbledon Multicam” on ESPN3 Returns for Semifinals and Championships

ESPN3 – online and streaming live on the ESPN App – will once again add an additional feed – “Wimbledon Multicam” – for the semifinals and championships.  It has three boxes – the primary TV view, plus two more, each focusing on one player.

Gentlemen’s Semifinals Friday

Friday’s Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Semifinals will begin at 8 a.m., preceded by Breakfast at Wimbledon at 7 a.m.:

  • #1 Novak Djokovic vs. #23 Roberto Bautista Agut
  • #2 Roger Federer vs. #3 Rafael Nadal


Media Contact: Dave Nagle ([email protected])




Dave Nagle

As I write this on 11-11-21, it's now 35 years for me at ESPN, the only real job I’ve ever had. I joined merely to help with the America’s Cup for three months at all of $5.50 per hour. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville, Darlington, Indy and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals, Wimbledon (16 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, my main areas are tennis, UFC, boxing, ratings, and corporate communications documents, including more than 30 of the Year in Review press releases.
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