2011 Wimbledon: Day 8 action
On the move
While No. 24 Dominika Cibulkova managed just three winners, No. 5 Maria Sharapova of Russia blasted 23 in dismantling the Slovakian by a 6-1, 6-1 score.
No. 24 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia was broken six times by No. 5 Maria Sharapova of Russia in their quarterfinal Wimbledon match on June 28, 2011.
Germany's Sabine Lisicki fell in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2009, her best career performance at a Grand Slam tournament. This time around she improved on that finish by beating No. 9 Marion Bartoli of France 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1 to advance to the semifinals.
Coming down to earth
No. 9 Marion Bartoli of France hit just 12 winners to 17 unforced errors in her Day 8 match against Germany's Sabine Lisicki, who smacked 52 winners and 24 unforced errors in a three-set quarterfinal victory.
Converting five of nine break point chances, No. 4 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus moved into the Wimbledon semifinals with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Austria's Tamira Paszek.
Although she hit one less unforced error than quarterfinal opponent Victoria Azarenka (seven to eight), Tamira Paszek also hit 19 fewer winners (11 to 30) in a straight-set Day 8 defeat. Still, it was Paszek's career-best finish at a Grand Slam tournament.
Shouts of joy
Hitting 54 winners to the 10 recorded by quarterfinal opponent No. 32 Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria, No. 8 Petra Kvitova captured a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 victory.
No. 32 Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria won just 36 of 64 points on her first serve and 17 of her 37 second-serve points in a three-set defeat to No. 8 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic on June 28, 2011.
All lined up
The third-round men's doubles match between No. 1 duo Bob Bryan (center) and Mike Bryan (right) of the United States and Australia's Paul Hanley (left) and Sweden's Simon Aspelin was pushed to a fifth set.
Drinking in the rain
Spectators kept themselves -- and their champagne glasses -- protected from the rain during a storm on June 28, 2011.
Holding down the fort
Although all of the other tennis fans in their section retreated inside to wait out the Day 8 storm, these fans didn't want to give up their seats.
Getting turned inside out
A military steward struggled with an umbrella during a rain stoppage at the All England Club on June 28, 2011.
U.S. tennis legend John McEnroe stopped by Andy Murray's Day 8 training session at the All England Club.