It’s Ladies Singles Semi-Finals day at Wimbledon, with the four remaining women all doing battle on Centre Court for a place in Saturday’s Final and a shot at the Venus Rosewater dish.
The tie of the day is the grudge match between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. The former has won more prize money than any other female tennis player in history, but the latter is the richest female athlete on the planet. Williams has beaten Sharapova in each of their last 16 encounters, while the Russian is going out with her ex-boyfriend, Grigor Dimitrov. It should be spicy.
First up on Centre Court, however, is 20th seed Garbine Muguruza against 13th seed Agnieszka Radwanksa. Muguruza hadn’t made it past the 2nd Round in her previous two trips to SW19, but will fancy her chances if she can make it past Radwanska: she beat both Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova at last year’s French Open.
Finally, there’ll be a Murray in action tomorrow on Centre: not Andy, but older brother Jamie in the men’s doubles. He and partner John Peers face Jonathan Elrich and Philipp Petzschner for a place in the Semis.
BBC One and BBC Two have extensive coverage of the full day’s play in the UK, starting 12:30pm BST on BBC Two and 1:45pm on BBC One. The BBC will be covering multiple matches via the Red Button, and will also have live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live.
In the US, ESPN has full live coverage of both semi-finals from 8am Eastern.
If you can’t get in front of a TV this Thursday, here’s how to watch online and on mobile:
Watch Wimbledon Tennis Live Online
In the UK, you can watch live online coverage of Wimbledon for absolutely nothing via the BBC iPlayer site. They’ll have multiple matches for you to choose from. While you really should have a TV license and be in the UK to watch, there are many, many ways to use BBC’s iPlayer service from outside the British Isles. Google it.
In the US, if you have the log-in info for a cable subscription with access to Watch ESPN, you can watch the game at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.
Watch Wimbledon Tennis Live on Mobile
Mobile users in the UK can watch all 13 days of Wimbledon live and for free via the BBC iPlayer app, which is available to download from the App Store or Google Play store. No subscription is required, though you should have a Television License to watch.
Mobile and tablet users with access to Watch ESPN can watch the game on the Watch ESPN app. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN. You can download the app for free in the App Store or Google Play store.