Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina are set to play Tímea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic in a Women’s Doubles Semifinal match of the ongoing 2015 Wimbledon tournament.
Makarova and Vesnina, coming off of a 6-4-8 to 3-6-6 win against Cara Black and Lisa Raymond on Wednesday, are expected to be the favorites of the match.
They are both originally from Russia and are ranked #3 in Doubles.
Babos and Mladenovic, coming out of a 6-4-6 to 3-6-4 win over Hsieh Su-wei and Flavia Pennetta, are expected to be the underdogs.
They are originally from Hungary and France respectively. Babos is ranked #8 in Doubles while Mladenovic is ranked #7.
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 8:30 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 Makarova & Vesnina vs. Babos & Mladenovic match on broadcast television, click the attached link to watch the Women’s Doubles Semifinals game.