Wimbledon 2012, Day 8! Ferrer, Serena, Murray advance; Kvitova, del Potro crash out

Wimbledon: Spain's David Ferrer reached his first Wimbledon quarterfinal as he defeated Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 under the Centre Court roof.

Four-time Wimbledon winner Serena Williams defeated defending champion Petra Kvitova in straight sets 6-3, 7-5.

After trailing by one set, Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rose to the occasion to defeat Mardy Fish 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Meanwhile amid the ongoing controversy in men’s tennis, the Indian challenge was all over at the Wimbledon as Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek and the pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna suffered defeats in their respective matches.

Andy Murray finally made it to the top 8 as he defeated Marin Cilic 7-5, 6-2, 6-3. It is his fifth straight Wimbledon quarter-final.

Hello and welcome to our exclusive coverage of Wimbledon 2012. We witnessed one of the biggest upsets on Day 7 when World No. 1 Maria Sharapova lost to world No15 Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-3. After her loss, Sharapova will also lose her numero uno ranking.

World No.1 and top seed Novak Djokovic dispatched his countryman Victor Troicki in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 in round 4 to ease into the quarter-final.

Second seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus dispatched Ana Ivanovic 6-1, 6-0 to advance to the quarter-final of to meet Tamira Paszek.

Some of the featured matches for the day are

Centre Court

Gentlemen`s Singles - 4th Round

D. Ferrer v J. Del Potro

Ladies` Singles – Quarterfinals

S. Williams v P. Kvitova

Ladies` Singles – Quarterfinals

S. Lisicki v A. Kerber

D. Ferrer beat J. Del Potro 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

Murray beat M. Cilic 7-5, 6-2, 6-3

J. Tsonga beat Mardy Fish 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4

F. Mayer beat R. Gasquet 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

P.Kohlschreiber beat B. Baker 6-1, 7-6, 6-3

S Williams beat P Kvitova 6-3, 7-5

A. Kerber beat S. Lisicki 6-3, 6-7, 7-5

M. Elgin and D. Istomin beat Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna 7-5, 7-6, 6-3

J. Marray and F. Nielsen beat A. Qureshi and J. Rojer 7-6, 7-6, 6-7, 5-7, 7-5

I. Dodig and M. Melo beat L. Paes and R. Stepanek 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 8-6

N. Llagostera Vives and M. Martinez Sanchez beat O. Govortsova and M.Minella 7-6, 6-4

R. Kops-Jones and A. Spears beat Y. Shvedova and G. Voskoboeva 7-5, 2-6, 6-4

E. Makarova and E. Vesnina beat M. Erakovic and T. Tanasugarn 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

A.Hlavackova and L. Hradecka beat N. Grandin and V. Uhlirova 5-7, 6-3, 6-3