Set Points, Wimbledon Day 8: Monday’s Media Round-up

Magic Monday is in the books… what a day! There were some cracking women’s matches and a fun finish in the last men’s match of the day with a final set of Vesely-Berdych. For a full round-up of results as they came in, check out my live blog that I was running during the day HERE. Set Points today is a snappy media round-up including highlights from the magnificent Radwanska-Cibulkova match.

Set PointsWith time for the dust to settle, i’m still adamant that Radwanska-Cibulkova is my favourite match of the year. There were so many amazing rallies but this was definitely one of, if not the pick of the bunch.


And Cibulkova’s reaction afterwards…

Today was Cibulkova’s day but Radwanska still managed to come up with some magic… I can’t quite comprehend how Aga produced this drop shot!


I’m all about the handshakes… and after such a battle, this was AWESOME. Aga’s given a few rough handshakes which has been discussed in the comments section here so i’m pleased to see this.


Here are the press conferences for both Cibulkova and Radwanska posted on the Wimbledon YouTube account… they’ve done a great job so far this week!

And Cibulkova was asked about her upcoming wedding!

Vesnina’s 9-7 third set victory was another highlight on Magic Monday. For Vesnina, not only was it a first ever victory in a Slam quarter-final but a first win over Makarova since 2004.

Makarova seemed to be crying during parts of this match and was especially irate. There was a nice hug at the net though… sorry for the obsession about handshakes haha!

Halep v Keys was a fun one over No.1 Court. Keys produced some great defence to break Halep straight back to 5-5; in the first instance, this was a fabulous lob from Halep to seal the first break of the match and is worthy of the “Play of The Day”.


Angelique Kerber was pumped during her straight sets victory over Misaki Doi.


Oh Serena! She didn’t drop another game after this…

Another nice handshake. I’m sad for Lucie but well played Shvedova, too good today.

Today was not a good day for CoCo.

Here is Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova’s press conference after her straight sets win over Vandeweghe.


Onto the men’s side, this was a nice moment as Lucas Pouille trumped Bernard Tomic in a brilliant match that went the distance and then some.

This was nice from Jo.

Sad Kei 😦

Doubles action… I was sad to see Lucie and Beth go out in the first round on Sunday but these pictures of Dasha squared are the best. They are now into the third round of doubles after coming from a set down to beat Doi and Svitolina on Monday.

And finally, lovee this from Garbiñe!

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5 thoughts on “Set Points, Wimbledon Day 8: Monday’s Media Round-up

  1. Coco and Keys played horrible. Halep serves was weak because she know Keys were spay the ball. Just over hitting every single ball.


    • they were outplayed, they didnt play horrible. Did you notice the spin and the very heavy ball that Halep was hitting? I was scared of that weird spin from just watching.


  2. I haven’t bothered much about Serena going for the Slam record here, but it seems a real possibility now. Just hope I haven’t jinxed her! We’re at the crunch end of things now.


    • Pavs and Domi haven’t really caused Serena any problems in the past but that’s not to say they couldn’t now. Especially if Serena gets tight.


    • Just like I thought, Cibulkova was spent.

      Anyway, at this point, I’m more intrigued by an encounter with Kerber. Last time around, Steffi was urging her on to stop Serena too. This time though( playing on grass), I wonder if it will be one of those Serena paybacks or once again Kerber might be able to stop her by just digging in. Well, Vesnina gets first dibs, so will wait and see what happens.


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