Tennis tips: Wimbledon middle sunday

Middle Sunday traditionally a rest day was utilized to catch up tennis tips on rain-affected postponed matches, with a handful of stunning results. 6th seed Italian Roberta Vinci was no match for CoCo Vandeweghe as her sparkling season continued, she booked a Round 4 clash with her 6-3 6-4 victory. Meanwhile, Serena Williams flexed her muscles with a drubbing of German Annika Beck 6-3 6-0 as her quest for a 22nd major title continues. Tomas Berdych was also very good in denying Zverev a maiden Round Tennis tips 4 appearance at Wimbledon with a 4 set victory. Svetlana Kuznetsova managed an endurance based victory as she defeated Sloane Stephens 8-6 in the final set. Young stars Kyrgios of Australia and Czech Vesely both had solid wins against Feliciano Lopez and Sousa of Portugal respectively.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova pulled off a big upset ousting Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 6-3 6-2, and looks to continue her best tournament of her young career. The longest match of the tournament will be remembered for a long time after Tsonga ousted big serving American John Isner 19-17 in the 5th set, in a nearly 4 ½ hour brawl. Ekaterina Makarova was far too good for Strycova as she advanced in straight sets, while Vesnina also continued a good tournament for herself, sending little known American Boserup out of the championships. 32nd French seed Lucas Pouille ended the run of bounce-back Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro in 4 sets. Countryman Richard Gasquet was solid in defeating Spanish improver Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Tennis tips: WTA

In a busy day of Round 4 matches there was several surprises with injuries playing a large role in shaping the Quarter Finals draw and some veterans confirming their potential to win more majors. This was certainly the case for Roger Federer who is continuing it improve following some injuries that kept him out of the French Open for the first time this century. Roger had no issues beating American Steve Johnson who has fine grass court form, the Swiss superstar won 6-2 6-3 7-5. Meanwhile, both Williams sisters had fine straight set victories against tricky opponents as Serena shot down her Russian nemesis Kuznetsova and Venus ousted Spanish #2 Carla Suarez Navarro tennis tips.

Scotchman Andy Murray firmed as favourite to take out another Wimbledon title as he downed Australian Nick Kyrgios in straight sets, 7-5 6-1 6-4 convincingly. Simona Halep recorded a superb win over American Madison Keys, fighting back after losing a set, to win 6-7 6-4 6-3. 7th seed Richard Gasquet withdrew after tennis tips just 6 games with a back spasm handing countryman Tsonga a virtual free pass into the QF. In another major disappointment Kei Nishikori the 5th seed had to withdraw also with a recurring rib complaint, as Marin Cilic is sure to be fresh in his QF clash. 4th seed Angelique Kerber had a solid win over Doi of Japan, winning 6-3 6-1, and remains on course to claim a 2nd major title of the season.

Milos Raonic needed all of his experience and power to sneak past 11th seed Belgian David Goffin in a 5 set corker, as he prevailed 4-6 3-6 6-4 6-4 6-4, to come back from the dead and find his way into the QF draw. Slovakian pocket-rocket Cibulkova and Agnieszka Radwanska played out a classical 4th Round match as the former managed to advance following a 9-7 3rd set thriller, lasting an exhausting 3 hours. Vesnina and Makarova did virtually the same with another 9-7 3rd set matchup, in favour of Vesnina.

Shvedova of Kazakhstan pulled off another surprise as she ousted Safarova easily 6-2 6-4, to claim her 3rd career QF berth in a grand slam tournament. Frenchman Pouille had a marathon win of his own against Bernard Tomic 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-4 10-8, to come back from 2 sets to 1 down in a highlight match of his young career. American CoCo Vandeweghe could not continue her dream run as Russian Pavlyuchenkova outplayed her 6-3 6-3 to book her first QF in 5 years in a grand slam. Giant killer Sam Querrey continued his great run with a straight sets win against Mahut of France 6-4 7-6 6-4, to book his first QF in a major.

DAY 8 PREVIEW

Just 1 Round 4 matchup was incomplete on Monday as Jiri Vesely and Tomas Berdych were locked at 2 sets apiece and will have a 1 set shootout to decide the final quarterfinalists as the rest of the men enjoy a rest day. For the ladies it is QF day, with all 4 matches scheduled to halve the field, with some cracking encounters sure to thrill the crowds and viewers alike. Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber will grace Centre Court first, in what promised to be a thriller, the Romanian holds a 3-1 advantage tennis tips in prior meetings, however Kerber did beat her in the matchup this season on clay. This matchup is the trickiest to get a read on, but Halep gets my vote after her terrific win against Keys, with Kerber sure to push her to the precipice in a classic.

Russian Pavyluchenkova has been splendid this last week or so, but will need to be even better if she is to advance against Serena Williams. Indeed, in 5 prior meetings Serena has only dropped 1 set against the Russian, that being 6 years ago at the French Open. Serena surely goes in as strong favourite, tennis tips with a loss here sure to stun all and sundry. Venus will take on Kazakh Yaroslava Shvedova and also go in as strong favourite to advance to yet another SF on her favoured grass surface. Surprisingly Venus has never met the Kazakh 28 year old, but will need to be at her best following the win Yaroslava had against, Czech Lucie Safarova.

In the 4th QF another intriguing matchup pits Cibulkova and Vesnina of Russia, with a good chance of weariness playing a role following each players near 3 hour matches on Monday tennis tips. This pair have split 6 prior games 3-3, including a classic in a 3rd Round Wimbledon match in 2009 that went the way of the Russian. Cibulkova has been more prominent in the last few seasons and is surely favourite against Vesnina who has slipped to 50th in the current rankings. Cool cloudy conditions without the threat of major stoppages are fairly ideal for a change on Tuesday following the horrendous weather thus far in the tournament.