Murray, Federer, Williams sisters advance to quarter-finals – Wimbledon 2016 Podcast

Wimbledon 2016 - Day Seven - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

The final week of Wimbledon 2016 is underway and the quaterfinal spots for the single’s competitions have been filled up. Andy Murray had a surprisingly easy outing against Australian Nick Kyrgios, defeating him 7-5 6-1 6-4 and moving into his 9th Wimbledon quarter-final. Milos Raonic produced one of his best performances, as he came back from two sets down and beat David Goffin 4-6 3-6 6-4 6-4 6-4.

Roger Federer moved into the quarter-finals after beating Steve Johnson in straight sets 6-2 6-3 7-5. Sam Querrey, who beat Novak Djokovic in the previous round, continued his form and got past Nicolas Mahut 6-4 7-6 6-4. Richard Gasquet and Kei Nishikori retired from their respective matches, resulting in Marin Cilic and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga advancing to the quarters.

Serena Williams eased past Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5 6-0 to set up a quarter-final clash with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who beat Coco Vandeweghe 6-3 6-3. Venus Williams had a tough outing against Spaniard Carla Suárez Navarro, but went on to win 7-6 6-4. Simona Halep, from being a set down, defeated Madison Keys 6-7 6-4 6-3.

The Indian Competitors

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis continued the march to retain their Wimbledon crown, getting past the pair of Christina McHale and Jeļena Ostapenko 6-1 6-0. Later in the day, Hingis with Leander Paes won in straight sets against Artem Sitak and Laura Siegemund 6-4 6-4, after being down 0-4 in the second set.

Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea lost a fiercely fought men’s doubles third round 6-2 3-6 4-6 7-6 6-8 to 10th seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers. Bopanna had a better result in his mixed-doubles match with Anastasia Rodionova against the pair of Treat Huey and Alicja Rosolska, winning the match 6-3 7-5.

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