08.07.2019 - 09:00 Uhr
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Am siebten Tag des traditionsreichen Tennisturniers in Wimbledon werden die ersten Fahrscheine fürs Viertelfinale vergeben.Bei den Herren ist Novak Djokovic im Einsatz, bei den Damen sind mit Karolina Pliskova und Simona Halep die Plätze zwei und drei der Weltrangliste vertreten.Halep gegen Wunderkind Gauff In ihrem Achtelfinal-Duell bekommt es die Weltranglisten-Dritte Halep mit US-Wunderkind Cori Gauff zu tun. Die 15-Jährige hatte bereits in der ersten Runde die ehemalige Weltranglisten-Erste Venus Williams aus dem Verkehr gezogen. Spätestens nach ihrem Comeback-Erfolg gegen die Slowenin Polona Hercog ist Gauff in aller Munde.Die Zweite der Tennis-Damenwelt, Karolina Pliskova, spielt gegen ihre Landsfrau Karolina Muchova. Im Sechzehntelfinale hatte sich Pliskova zuvor gegen die Taiwanesin Su-Wei Hsieh in drei Sätzen durchgesetzt. (SERVICE: WTA-Weltrangliste im SPORT1-Datencenter)Djokovic gegen Humbert gefordertNachdem Superstar Novak Djokovic aufgrund seiner Haltung zum wegen Körperverletzung angeklagten Ex-Profi Justin Gimelstob in Kritik geraten war, versucht der Serbe nun wieder positive Schlagzeilen zu schreiben. Im Achtelfinale trifft er nun auf den 21-jährigen Franzosen Ugo Humbert. (SERVICE: ATP-Weltrangliste im SPORT1-Datencenter)Die Top-Spiele am Montag in WimbledonCentre Court ab 14 Uhr:Spiel 1: Joao Sousa - Rafael Nadal im LIVETICKERSpiel 2: Johanna Konta - Petra Kvitova im LIVETICKERSpiel 3: Matteo Berrettini - Roger Federer im LIVETICKERCourt 1 ab 14 Uhr: Spiel 1: Serena Williams - Carla Suárez-Navarro im LIVETICKERSpiel 2: Simona Halep - Cori Gauff im LIVETICKERSpiel 3: Novak Djokovic - Ugo Humbert im LIVETICKERCourt 2 ab 12 Uhr:Spiel 1: Ashleigh Barty - Alison Riske im LIVETICKERSpiel 2: Karolina Muchova - Karolina Pliskova im LIVETICKERSpiel 3: Kei Nishikori - Michail Kukushkin im LIVETICKER
  

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