Tags: Ostapenko, Jelena

A Calm Serena Williams Claims Her Spot in the Wimbledon Semifinals

WIMBLEDON, England — When Serena Williams withdrew from the French Open last month with a pectoral injury before her fourth-round match with Maria Sharapova, Williams’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, wasted no time seeing the bright side. “It’s O.K.,” he said defiantly. “She’ll win Wimbledon.” A little more than a month later, Williams is two matches away…

Maria Sharapova Upsets Jelena Ostapenko at the Italian Open

“You’ve got to hit a couple balls with Rafa on clay, you know?” she said. “It’s like a check on the bucket list, definitely. I was so nervous. I was tight, really tight.” Nadal also won a quarterfinal match Friday, beating the top Italian, Fabio Fognini, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Nadal, who was forced out of…