The Latest: Vandeweghe upset about call in Wimbledon loss
LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
CoCo Vandeweghe argued with chair umpire Kelly Thomson about whether a point in her Wimbledon quarterfinal loss should have been replayed because a line judge’s call was distracting. Two points after the exchange, the match was over.
The 24th-seeded American told Thomson her explanation was ”baloney” and said: ”It is a distraction on the play. Have you ever played tennis?”
Vandeweghe also said to the official: ”How are you that wrong?”
In her news conference after the 6-3, 6-3 loss to Magdalena Rybarikova, Vandeweghe said: ”If someone yells out in the middle of a swing, that’s a hindrance call, and usually you replay the point.”
Unseeded Magdalena Rybarikova has reached the Wimbledon semifinals.
The 28-year-old Slovak beat 25th-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-3 in a match that started on No. 1 Court but finished under the roof on Centre Court because of rain.
Rybarikova, at No. 87 the lowest ranked Wimbledon semifinalist since 2008, will next face Garbine Muguruza on Thursday in the semifinals.
Johanna Konta advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time by beating Simona Halep 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 6-4.
Halep would have taken over from Angelique Kerber as the top-ranked player if she had won. Instead, Karolina Pliskova will be No. 1 player. Pliskova lost in the second round, and Kerber lost in the fourth round.
Konta is the first British women to reach the Wimbledon semifinals since Virginia Wade was the runner-up in 1978. Wade was also the last British woman to win the title a year earlier. She will face American Venus Williams.
Play on all outside courts at Wimbledon has been suspended for the day because of rain.
The match between CoCo Vandeweghe and Magdalena Rybarikova on No. 1 Court will finish on Centre Court after the match between Simona Halep and Johanna Konta.
The Halep-Konta match was in the third set. In the other match, Rybarikova was leading 6-3, 2-2 when rain halted play.
Play in the women’s quarterfinals on No. 1 Court at Wimbledon has again been delayed by rain.
Venus Williams has reached the semifinals at Wimbledon for the 10th time.
The five-time champion at the All England Club advanced to the last four for the second year in a row by beating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5 under a closed roof on Centre Court.
Williams, who is 37 years old, made her Wimbledon debut in the same month that Ostapenko was born. She last won the title in 2008, but reached the semifinals last year and the Australian Open final this year.
Garbine Muguruza is in the Wimbledon semifinals.
The runner-up at the All England Club in 2015 beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-4 on No. 1 Court in a match that was delayed at the start by rain.
Muguruza won the French Open last year, but followed up her first major title by losing in the second round at Wimbledon.
The 14th-seeded Spaniard will next face either CoCo Vandeweghe or Magdalena Rybarikova in the semifinals on Thursday.
Novak Djokovic played the first match of this year’s Wimbledon tournament under a closed roof on Centre Court, and he won it in straight sets.
The three-time champion at the All England Club beat Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a fourth-round match that was postponed from Monday.
During the third set, with Djokovic already up a break, the second-seeded Serb asked for a medical timeout and a trainer examined and stretched his right shoulder. Djokovic appeared to grimace in pain a couple of times as his shoulder was being checked.
Djokovic will face 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, a man he has beaten 25 times in 27 matches, on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.
Play has started on No. 1 Court at Wimbledon.
Garbine Muguruza was playing Svetlana Kuznetsova in the women’s quarterfinals.
The match on Centre Court is being played with the roof closed.
Outside play has again been suspended at Wimbledon because of rain.
The fourth-round match between Novak Djokovic and Adrian Mannarino is being played under a closed roof on Centre Court.
Play has started on Centre Court, with the roof closed, and resumed on some of the outside courts at Wimbledon after a rain delay.
Three-time champion Novak Djokovic was playing Adrian Mannarino on Centre Court.
Play at Wimbledon will start on Centre Court at noon with the roof closed.
The All England Club announced that the rain would continue for the time being, but Novak Djokovic’s fourth-round match against Adrian Mannarino would start as scheduled with the roof closed for the first time this year.
The rain has started on Day 8 at Wimbledon, and play has been suspended.
The main action at the All England Club has yet to start, but other matches on the outside courts are already being delayed by rain.
Three-time champion Novak Djokovic was due to play first on Centre Court in a match suspended from Monday. He was to play Adrian Mannarino.
The four women’s quarterfinals matches are also on the schedule, with five-time champion Venus Williams facing Jelena Ostapenko and Johanna Konta against Simona Halep on Centre Court after Djokovic.
On No. 1 Court, Garbine Muguruza will face Svetlana Kuznetsova and Magdalena Rybarikova will meet CoCo Vandeweghe.
Centre Court has a roof, but No. 1 Court does not.
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