Serena Williams eyes off another step towards immortality tonight at Wimbledon


Serena Williams hopes to close within striking distance of Margaret Court’s all-time Grand Slam singles record at Wimbledon on Thursday night, when she takes on the Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova exclusively live on Seven.

Williams enters Ladies’ Semi-Finals Day just two wins away from clinching a 24th Grand Slam singles title, an achievement that would equal Australian great Court’s all-time tally, a mark that has stood since 1973. 

But Williams will first have to get past the dangerous Strycova, who upset four seeded players to reach the semi-finals, including No.4 seed Kiki Bertens and hometown hope Johanna Konta in the quarter-finals.

Earlier, former world No.1 Simona Halep and eighth seed Elina Svitolina meet in a tantalising match-up also exclusively live on Seven.

Halep is in more familiar territory. In 2018, the Romanian won the French Open and reached the Australian Open final, while Svitolina has never previously passed the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam.

However, the Ukrainian won’t be daunted facing Halep, having beaten the No.7 seed in four of their six prior encounters.

At 8.00 AEST, Dylan Alcott’s semi-final against Koji Sugeno in the quad wheelchair singles will be streamed live on 7plus and the 7Sport app.

The commentary team consists of a host of the biggest names in tennis, including John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin and Tim Henman.

All singles and doubles finals, as well as the singles semi-finals, will be exclusively live on Channel 7, 7TWO and 7mate.

Fans can also stream Wimbledon live on 7plus and the 7Sport app, and catch up on all the highlights and interviews on the app.

TV Broadcast times:

Wimbledon Day 10 – Thursday July 11
Syd     10.00pm on 7TWO, 11.00pm on Channel 7
Melb   10.00pm on 7TWO, 11.00pm on Channel 7
Bris     10.00pm on 7TWO, 11.00pm on Channel 7
Adel    9.30pm on 7TWO, 11.00pm on Channel 7
Perth  8.00pm on 7TWO, 11.00pm on Channel 7