Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza are set to play Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears in a Women’s Doubles Semifinal match of the ongoing 2015 Wimbledon tournament.
Hingis and Mirza, coming off of a 6-6 to 4-3 win against Medina Garrigues and Parra Santonja on Wednesday, are expected to be the favorites of the match.
They are from Switzerland and India, respectively.
Kops-Jones & Spears, coming out of a 6-6 to 2-4 win over Yung-Jan Chan and Alison Van Uytvanck, are expected to be the underdogs.
They are both from the United States and ranked #14 in Doubles.
Vasek Pospisil, who was defeated by Andy Murray in a Men’s Quarterfinal match, claims that Wimbledon umpires are too easy on top players in regards to time violations.
“A lot of times these umpires, they seem to just want to be seen,” Pospisil told ESPN.
“I don’t know why they do it at a time like that. I went 30 seconds. How many times do you see the top guys go more than that and they don’t get any violation, especially when it’s important moments.”
The match will begin on Friday at 8:00 a.m. (EST) and will be aired on television by ESPN. The match will take place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
For those unable to access the Hingis & Mirza vs. Kops-Jones & Spears match on broadcast television, click the attached link to watch the Women’s Doubles Semifinals game.