There are three American women quarter-finalists at Wimbledon for the first time since 2004. Two are excited and perhaps anxious about their upcoming quarterfinal matches – they are playing in their first Wimbledon quarterfinal match. Keys is perhaps a tad more comfortable as she was a semi-finalist of a major for the first time this year at the Australian Open. Nevertheless, the occasion will still be stress producing. The third American woman will be feeling anxious for much different reasons. Ultimately, all three will feel the pressure of the occasion when they step on court tomorrow.
Williams leads their head-to-head 16:3; however, twice in 2015, Azarenka pushed Williams to the brink of elimination. Will it be three times lucky or will she strikeout? Williams will have to be focused right from the start if she wants to keep alive her quest for her 21st Major title and a calendar Grand Slam. There is much at stake, so expect a battle.
Radwanska leads their head-to-head 3:0; however, the last time they played was in 2013. A lot has changed since then for both players. Keys is riding high on confidence, while Radwanska is struggling to find her form. Will Keys finally win her first match against Radwanska or will Radwanska rise to the occasion in view of what’s at stake?
This is the first meeting between the two. Vandeweghe is playing fearless tennis. Perhaps a surprise to some, but not to those who have known for a while that she has talent. She is not backing down an inch from her attacking style of play and is more confident in her fitness. She has a battle ahead as Sharapova never shies away from a fight and no matter the score, believes she can still win.
Each player has one goal in mind, win their match. Will all three make it to the semifinals?