We’re down to the semifinals of one of the four Grand Slam tennis events.
The All England Club is hosting the best tennis players in the world as they vie to become the 2018 Wimbledon champion.
The gentlemen’s side will be missing the tournament’s most decorated player, Roger Federer. For only the third time at a major tournament, he lost a match after winning the first two sets.
The man who defeated Federer, South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, has reached his first-ever Wimbledon semifinal and will face America’s John Isner, who is also making his first appearance in a Wimbledon semifinal match.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, who’s won three Wimbledon titles, will go head-to-head with Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who’s got two Wimbledon titles of his own.
On the ladies’ side, Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko will take on Angelique Kerber of Germany, each of whom is seeking her first Wimbledon title. In the other semifinal match, American Serena Williams will face Germany’s Julia Görges. Neither Ostapenko nor Görges has competed in a Wimbledon final, whereas Williams is a seven-time champion and Kerber was runner-up in 2016, losing to Williams.
The first Wimbledon tournament was held at the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis club in 1877, with the women’s championship introduced in 1884. Aside from being one of the most prestigious tennis events, the tournament is known for holding its players to a strict, all-white dress code and being the only remaining Grand Slam tournament played on grass.
Federer is the gentlemen’s record holder with 11 Wimbledon titles. Serena Williams hopes to get closer to Martina Navratilova’s record nine Wimbledon championships.
Many athletes at the event have inked contracts with high-profile brands, and some of those companies are hiring. Here are a few choice openings from organizations on display at Wimbledon:
- Nike seeks a media relations manager for North America in New York.
- Wilson is searching for a copywriter – team sports in Chicago.
- Lacoste is looking for a digital marketing manager in New York.
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