Unseeded duo Elina Svitolina and Marketa Vondrousova will battle it out for a spot in the 2023 Wimbledon ladies’ singles final on Thursday.
The pair, who both won in three sets against top-five ranked players in the quarterfinals, came into this year’s tournament with little expectation but both now sit just one match away from their first final at SW19.
Svitolina has arguably produced the story of the event this year. Just nine months after she gave birth to her and fellow tennis player Gael Monfils’ first child, the Ukrainian star has stunned the Wimbledon crowd and rivals to reach just the third grand slam semifinal of her career.
Opponent Vondrousova won’t be in the mood to be a part of her potential fairy-tale run to the final, though, as she chases her own success on Centre Court. The 24-year-old Czech has reached just one grand slam final before and will be hoping to take victory here in order to reach the previous heights of her budding career.
The Sporting News is on hand to keep you up to date with all the action on Centre Court.
Elina Svitolina vs. Marketa Vondrousova score
Elina Svitolina vs. Marketa Vondrousova live updates, highlights from Wimbledon 2023
Elina Svitolina 1-1* Marketa Vondrousova
Not to be outdone by her opponent, Vondrousova also sees out her first service game of this clash without any real concerns. She looks very comfortable in coming into the net so far which could be a huge plus in this match.
Elina Svitolina *1-0 Marketa Vondrousova
It’s Svitolina who will get us underway here with the first service game of this semifinal clash and it’s an ideal start for the Ukrainian.
She wins a great opening rally between the pair to make it 30-0 before seeing out the opening game as Vondrousova fails to return her final serve.
13:30 p.m. BST/ 8:30 a.m. ET: Svitolina and Vondrousova are lined up in the tunnel as they wait to come out onto Centre Court for this highly-anticipated semifinal clash.
The crowd give the pair a warm welcome as they enter the famous arena. Ignore what I said earlier by the way.. the roof is closed to begin with after all!
13:15 p.m. BST/ 8:15 a.m. ET: With Svitolina, Vondrousova, Jabeur and Sabalenka making up the final four of the ladies’ draw at Wimbledon this season, a new winner will be crowned on Saturday.
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13:00 p.m. BST/ 8:00 a.m. ET: After plenty of rain delays over the past few weeks, it looks like we’re set for a largely dry day today across the two women’s semifinals so expect the roof to be open.
The current forecast says we might get some heavy showers from 15:00 BST onwards but hopefully that’ll change!
12:45 p.m. BST/ 7.45 a.m. ET: Whilst this match is between two players who are currently ‘unseeded’ as we’ve mentioned before, both have huge pedigree in tennis.
28-year-old Svitolina has been ranked as high as world No. 3 during her career, whilst Vondrousova rose to world No. 14 back in July 2019. The pair also have 18 singles titles between them and have made five grand slam semi final appearances combined, including this latest one where they meet for the sixth time in their careers.
12:15 p.m. BST/ 7.15 a.m. ET: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ coverage of Elina Svitolina versus Marketa Vondrousova in the semifinals of Wimbledon 2023.
The two unseeded players have so far provided plenty of shocks throughout the tournament and both will be desperate to reach their first ever SW19 final this year.
How to watch Elina Svitolina vs. Marketa Vondrousova at Wimbledon 2023 in Australia
The 2023 edition of Wimbledon is being broadcast live and free by Nine. The action is being shown on either Channel 9 or their secondary channel 9Gem, depending on the session and time.
Every match of Wimbledon 2023 can be live-streamed in Australia on paid subscription service Stan Sport. Selected matches are available in 4K.
Fans can also stream the action for free via 9Now, which shows the standard free-to-air broadcast.
How to watch Elina Svitolina vs. Marketa Vondrousova at Wimbledon 2023 in USA
How to watch Elina Svitolina vs. Marketa Vondrousova at Wimbledon 2023 in the UK
Wimbledon remains available to watch on free-to-air television in the United Kingdom. Live matches will air on BBC One, BBC Two and the BBC Red Button. Viewers can also choose up to 18 courts to watch through their smart TVs and also on BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and app.
Wimbledon is also shown on Eurosport to UK viewers. Eurosport will broadcast the Championships every day on Eurosport 1 daily and then via highlights. Coverage will be available on the Discovery + streaming platform and on Eurosport online, too.
Published at Thu, 13 Jul 2023 12:40:00 +0000