Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about on Wednesday:
Serena broke back. After Serena cruised to an easy 6-2 win in the first set against Johanna Konta, Williams got a little sloppy at the start of the second set. She fell down a break, got a little too aggressive on second serves, and even refused to challenge a couple of calls that she probably should have. But when she behind 3-1 in the second set, Serena rediscovered her focus. She won on her serve and then broke Konta at love to get back on serve. The winning point in that game was telling as Serena could have given up several times knowing she still had two other break points in her back pocket. Instead she ran all over the court and never looked back. She won the final five games to advance to the semifinal.
Rafael Nadal is back and you can tell he is enjoying it. Rafa beat Milos Raonic in straight sets to earn his first trip to a Grand Slam semifinal since winning the 2014 French Open. The win also means we are one step closer to seeing Nadal face Roger Federer in the final. As Nadal closed in on the win, you could see excitement level grow. This one meant a lot. Here are the final two points, winning the match by breaking Raonic’s serve at love.
Andrew Wiggins wins it for the T’wolves. Wiggins scored 31 points, including 10 of Minnesota’s last 14 and 14 overall in the fourth quarter. But none were bigger than his final two points. Down one, Wiggins took a pass and got knocked over. But despite no foul call, he calmly got up and drained the jumper at the buzzer.
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