Friday, July 6, 2012

Williams and Radwanska to meet tomorrow in Wimbledon final

Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska, who had to cut her perss conference short yesterday because of an upper respiratory tract illness, canceled today's press conference altogether. Radwanska was ill when she played Angelique Kerber in the semifinals, and is experiencing coughing and hoarseness.

She'll need to feel as good as possible when she plays four-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams in the final.

Here are the players' paths to the final:

round 1--def. Magdalena Rybarikova
round 2---def. Elena Vesnina
round 3--def. Heather Watson
round of 16--def. Camila Giorgi
quarterfinals--def. Maria Kirilenko (17)
semifinals--def. Angelique Kerber (8)

round 1--def. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova
round 2--def. Melinda Czink
round 3--def. Zheng Jie
round of 16--def. Yaroslava Shvedova
quarterfinals--def. Petra Kvitova (4)
semifinals--def. Victoria Azarenka (2)

Williams and her sister, Venus, will also play in the doubles final. Today, they defeated top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. Also in the final are 6th seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka. The Czech team defeated Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

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