Wimbledon 2012 TV Schedule: Info and Listings for Tuesday's Action
On Day 8 of the Wimbledon Championships, the top eight remaining players in the women's field will try to earn their spots in the semifinals.
A possible key showdown could be between Belgian Kim Clijsters and Russian Maria Sharapova. Both players have won multiple Grand Slams, and for Clijsters, this year will be her last at the All England Club.
There certainly are other intriguing showdowns with the likes of No. 2 Victoria Azarekna and No. 6 Serena Williams if all goes to plan.
All matches can be viewed on Tuesday, July 3 on ESPN and ESPN2. At 7 a.m., the coverage will begin on ESPN until 5 p.m. Continued coverage can be seen on ESPN2 at 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Here's a look at some more in-depth analysis of potential matches in the quarters.
Kim Clijsters vs. Maria Sharapova
This could be the premier showdown at Wimbledon thus far. Clijsters is as dangerous as any player on tour when she's healthy. Sharapova is No. 1 in the world currently, and she just won her first French Open title.
Clijsters would have a more impressive route to the quarters. Defeating players like Jelena Jankovic and Vera Zvonareva along the way, Clijsters hasn't lost a set in the tournament thus far.
These players were all seeded, but then again, they're not Sharapova. The power is a completely different element with the Russian.
However, the Belgian would like to leave the All England Club on top with a Wimbledon crown. If she's playing at the top of her game, her chances at an upset are quite high.
Petra Kvitova vs. Serena Williams
This could be a very intriguing quarterfinal as well. Serena Williams and Petra Kvitova are two of the hardest hitters on tour, and this match could be a three-set thriller.
Kvitova's game is very much suited for grass. She has the big lefty serve and a variety of shots. The No. 4 Czech is one of the bigger favorites to take down Williams. Kvitova is also the defending champion, after defeating Sharapova in straight sets in last year's final.
Williams could have trouble with Kvitova's game. Serena must keep her unforced errors in check and have a high first-serve percentage.
In the third round, Williams was able to squeak out a victory against 25th-seeded Zheng Jie in a three-set match. She was able to defeat Jie in the third set 9-7.
She will have to get past her fourth round match first. Williams faces Yaroslava Shvedova who had a 'golden set' against Italian Sara Errani. That's right, Shvedova won all 24 points in the first set against the French Open runner-up. She went on to win 6-0, 6-4.
Still, you'd think Kvitova and Williams will see each other in the quarters.
Agnieskza Radwanska vs. Maria Kirilenko/Shuai Peng
The No. 3 Agnie Radwanska is quietly going along her way into the second week of play at Wimbledon. She's striking the ball beautifully, and has become one of the favorites to win the crown.
While Peng and Kirilenko are no easy outs, Radwanska has seen much improvement in her game over the last year. She's arguably one of the better movers on tour. To get a lot of winners on Agnie is an impressive feat.
Expect her to advance against either Peng or Kirilenko.
Victoria Azarenka vs. Roberta Vinci
The No. 2 Victoria Azarenka is also quietly going about her business thus far. She could see a potential road block in the fourth round against Ana Ivanovic.
Ivanovic is a former No. 1 and has seen success in Grand Slams. Her best opportunity to knock out a top player will be on Monday.
If Azarenka is to advance, she will likely see Roberta Vinci. Vinci, an Italian, has established herself as a quality doubles player, winning the 2012 French Open doubles title. However, this fourth round match against Azarenka is her best Grand Slam singles result.
Azarenka would go into this match as the clear favorite.
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