Venus Williams has plowed through her opponents at Wimbledon but on July 7, she faces the 2016 Australian Open winner, Angelique Kerber, in the semi-finals. This is going to be good and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see this match. Click to watch.
It’s been eight years since Venus Wiliams, 36, has won Wimbledon. Is her tennis championship dry spell coming to an end? Or, will Angelique Kerber, 28, the woman who beat Venus’s sister, Serena Williams, 34, rain all over Venus’s parade and send her packing?
Venus will try to get one step closer to her sixth Wimbledon championship on July 7 when she and Angelique go head-to-head in the tournament’s semi-finals. The winner advances to the Finals and the loser watches the last match from their hotel room. The action kicks off at 10:00 AM EST so be sure to see every single second.
Tennis fans can watch online via ESPN’s live stream (after entering in their cable or satellite info.) CLICK HERE TO WATCH VENUS WILLIAMS VS. ANGELIQUE WIMBLEDON SEMI-FINALS LIVE STREAM.
This match is the first time in six years that Venus has made a Grand Slam tournament semi-final. Many critics said that after she contracted Sjogren’s syndrome in 2011, she was done. She has proved them all wrong. “Retiring is the easy way out,” she said, per USA Today. “I don’t have time for easy. Tennis is just hard.”
Tennis can be quite hard. Though she beat Donna Vekic, 20, in two sets in the first round, she struggled against Maria Sakkari, 20, and Daria Kasatkina, 19, and Carla Suarez Navarro, 27. She stormed past Taroslava Shvedova, 28, in two sets in the quarterfinals, earning her place in the semis.
Meanwhile, Angelique has shown why she’s the Australian Open winner. She hasn’t lost a single set in the entire tournament, dominating Laura Robson, 22, Varvara Lepchenko, 30, Carina Witthoft, 21, Misaki Doi, 25, and Simona Halep, 24, in two sets, each. Will Venus just be the latest victim in Angelique’s near-flawless performance?
Venus now faces a chance at redemption and to possibly win one more Wimbledon title. For Angelique, this is a chance to establish her more than a one-hit-wonder and possibly score two Grand Slam titles in a single year. Which one of these stars will meet Serena in the finals?
Who do you want to win this match, HollywoodLifers? Will Venus emerge victorious or will Angelique win it all?