Fun Fact of the Day: The Wimbledon winners don’t actually get to keep those fancy trophies that they hold up on the court. The silver platter (women’s) and golden cup (men’s) trophies are relics from the late 1800s and are kept in a museum. Instead, the winners go home with small replicas (and big cash prizes).
Don’t blink, you might miss it… Serena Williams is moving on to the Wimbledon finals, after she defeated Elena Vesnina yesterday in an easy breezy 48-minute match. If Serena’s able to pull off this next win, it will be her 22nd grand slam title, matching tennis legend Steffi Graf’s record. Don’t start engraving ‘Serena Williams’ on the trophy yet… Serena has been in search of lucky #22 since she won Wimbledon last year, but lately she’s been cracking under the pressure. She’s lost the last 3 major tournaments, all in the finals. Now, the only person standing in her way is Angelique Kerber… again. Kerber just beat Serena at the beginning of this year in the Australian Open finals. You can bet Serena will be fighting tooth and nail in this rematch not only for redemption, but also to avenge her sister Venus’s loss to Kerber yesterday in the other semifinals match.
To be or not to be… N.Y. Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome—a disorder that causes serious shoulder pain and arm numbness. Not great news for a guy who throws a ball for a living. Harvey is trying to decide whether to have season-ending surgery now or later. What does this mean for the Mets? The (kinda) good news is that Harvey wasn’t playing very well this season anyway—probably because of his debilitating shoulder pain. With the Mets’ depth they shouldn’t have trouble covering for him. In fact, the Mets started the season with the best starting rotation in the biz. But now, it’s starting to look a bit shaky with Harvey out and Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz both pitching through elbow bone spurs.
Au revoir, Germany. France is advancing to the Euro finals, after beating the defending World Cup champs Germany 2-0! Antoine Griezmann scored both of France’s goals, including a penalty kick in the first half because of a German handball. Next up France will face Portugal and their superstar baller Cristiano Ronaldo. France isn’t exactly shaking in its fancy Chanel boots—the French team has won its last 10 meetings against Portugal.
Too hot to go outside? Stay in and watch TV instead! We’ve got you covered with your weekend schedule…
Wimbledon. Tune in to see the men’s semifinals and men’s and women’s finals!
- Women: Will Serena Williams get her revenge against Angelique Kerber? 9am ET Saturday on ESPN
- Men: Watch the men’s semifinals today with Roger Federer v. Milos Raonic and Andy Murray v. Tomas Berdych beginning at 8am ET on ESPN. The winners will duke it out for the title at 9am ET Sunday on ESPN
2016 Euros finals. Will Portugal or France win the title? 3pm ET Sunday on ESPN
Women’s Gymnastics Qualifiers. Find out which 5 little women will represent America! Everyone’s favorite is the teeny tiny 4’9” Simone Biles, who has won the last 3 world championships and 4 national titles by performing routines that can make your head spin. Also, say hi to your old favorites Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, who will likely return to the Olympic stage. 9pm ET Friday and 8:30pm ET Sunday on NBC