The 2013 Wimbledon Championships tournament schedule now breaks up into only women’s singles days and only men’s singles days for the remainder of the tournament after all 16 of the fourth round matches for both events were played yesterday.
For the singles events today is women’s quarter finals day, tomorrow men’s quarter finals, Thursday women’s semi finals, Friday men’s semi finals, Saturday women’s final and Sunday the men’s final.
The order of play for day 8 Tuesday 2 July is listed below to make it easier for you to know who plays whom and when. The quarter finals are only played on the two main stadium courts i.e. Centre Court and No.1 Court and commence at 1pm simultaneously.
To provide the semi finalists an equal amount of time as possible to recover to compete to the best of their ability against their next opponent, both top half of the draw matches are being played first and are followed by both bottom half of the draw matches. Therefore, the winners of the first match on each court will meet in the semi finals as will the winners of the second match on each court.
See the OnCourt Advantage in-depth feature at the how and why defending champion and World No.1 Serena Williams was knocked out in the fourth round by the charismatic Sabine Lisicki here-> Lisicki, the new heir to the thrown.
What do you think of a Lisicki v Stephens final? If current fitness and form is anything to go by, that would certainly produce and an action packed, blow-to-blow battle for what just may well be a new era in women’s tennis.
Stephens is pictured at this year’s Championships where she is looking to make her second Grand Slam semi final this year at just 20 years of age. Interestingly, 20 was the same age that both Venus and Serena Williams won their first Wimbledon singles titles.
To watch the tennis in Singapore you need to add 7 hours to the local time in London to work out the equivalent Singapore time.
Centre Court at 1.00pm
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)  v  Na Li (CHN)
Petra Kvitova (CZE)  v  Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
No.1 Court at 1.00pm
Sabine Lisicki (GER)  v Kaia Kanepi (EST)
Sloane Stephens (USA)  v  Marion Bartoli (FRA)
© photo credit: HEAD Tennis