Though it was rest day for the men’s singles competition at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic had to play his postponed match against Adrian Mannarino. The three time Wimbledon champion moved into the quarter-finals with a straight set win over the Frechman. In the women’s singles category, Venus Williams defeated Jelena Ostapenko, Garbine Muguruza beat Svetlana Kuznetsova, Jo Konta beat Simona Halep and world number 84 Magadelena Rybarikova defeat CoCo Vandeweghe to enter the semi-finals.
Wimbledon 2017 Day 8: As is happened
2330 hrs IST: After the loss of Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova is the new world number one in women’s singles!
— WTA (@WTA) 11 July 2017
2315 hrs IST: Jo Konta has created has created history at SW19! She beats Simona Halep 6-7 7-6 6-4 to win the quarter-final and become the first British origin women in 39 years to reach the semi-final
Wimbledon has been waiting 39 years for a British woman to return to the semifinals.
Johanna Konta got it done in three sets. pic.twitter.com/kXGcULv0rB
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2300 hrs IST: A break and then a hold for Konta and she is lead 4-3 in the decider! The crowd is fearing up for her.
2230 hrs IST: Jo Konta has levelled it one set all and we are moving into the decider! The crowd celebrates. Brilliant from Konta to win the tiebreak
2215 hrs IST: Jo Konta is turning up volume at Centre Court! Brilliant play once again and we need a tiebreak in the second set well
2133 hrs IST: Simona Halep dominates the tiebreak and wins it 7-2! She wins the first 7-6 and is now one step away from the semi-final
2125 hrs IST: We are headed into a tie-breaker in the first set! Konta and Halep tied at 6-6 and we need a tiebreaker to decide the first set
2115 hrs IST: This is going neck-to-neck so far! The crowd is loving it as Konta makes a comeback to make it 3-4 in the first set
2045 hrs IST: On Centre Court, under closed roof, local player Jo Konta is taking on Simona Halep in the quarter-final
2035 hrs IST: The quarter-final between Magadelena Rybarikova and CoCo Vandeweghe on Court 1 has been suspended due to rain! Rybarikova leads Vandeweghe 6-3, 2-2
2025 hrs IST: And she is through to the semi-final! Venus Williams beats French Open champions Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 7-5 and advances
2000 hrs IST: Venus Williams wins the first set against Jelena Ostapenko! A brilliant start to this quarter-final
1945 hrs IST: In another women’s singles quarter-final, Magadelena Rybarikova takes on CoCo Vandeweghe
1935 hrs IST: No stopping Garbine Muguruza! She takes out Kuzvetsova after a 6-3 6-4 win and moves into the semi-finals
“My breakthrough was kind of here, and to be back, hopefully going into the finals makes me so happy”
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 11, 2017
1910 hrs IST: Garbine Muguruza leads Kuznetsova 3-2 in the second set after winning the first 6-3. Can she close this out?
1900 hrs IST: On the Centre Court, it’s time for Venus Williams versus French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.
1850 hrs IST: Novak Djokovic with a straight sets win over Mannarino 6-2 7-6 6-4! He moves into the quarter-finals of Wimbledon. Trademark celebrations.
1830 hrs IST: Match on Court 1. Garbine Muguruza and Svetlana Kuznetsova are back on the court to play their game. The Spaniard leads 3-1 in first set
1805 hrs IST: Djokovic shows how it’s done. He wins the tiebreaker and the second set 7-6. He is now just a set away from advancing to the next round
1755 hrs IST: We are going into a tiebreak in the second set! It’s 6-6 between Mannarino and Djokovic in the second set.
1745 hrs IST: Mannarino not letting this go away! He comes back to make it 4-4 before Djokovic wins the next game to make it 5-4
1725 hrs IST: We have rain in London and the matches on the outside courts have been suspended! Djokovic has taken a 4-0 lead
1710 hrs IST: Novak Djokovic takes just 37 minutes to win the first set against Mannarino. He wins 6-2 and takes the lead
1650 hrs IST: Djokovic is inching closer to winning the set, holding a 5-0 lead over his opponent. Some great rallying from the Serb
1635 hrs IST: Djokovic, Mannarino match begins with the Serb taking 1-0 lead in the first set.
1614 hrs IST: Novak Djokovic is warming up before his clash against Mannarino and will be hoping to join Rodger Federer, Andy Murray in the quarterfinals.
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1607 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Day 8 of Wimbledon. Novak Djokovic will be up first on Centre Court, followed by women’s singles quarterfinals.