Tuesday's passing shots
A look back at Day 8 at the All England Club in photos, links, tweets and more.
Photo of the Day
Centre Court supporters applaud Sabine Lisicki of Germany after her quarterfinal win over France's Marion Bartoli (from SI.com's Best Shots from Day 8 at Wimbledon).
The inestimable Peter Bodo wonders if Monday's twin killing marked the end of the Williams sisters' era ... Five things you need to know about Wimbledon in 3D ... How the science of sweat has made Andy Murray fighting fit ... Prom queen Serena Williams serenades Seth Meyers in a promo for the ESPYs ... From the Telegraph: a must-read for Boris Becker fans ... Will Aussies know how to quit Bernard Tomic? ... Semifinalist Victoria Azarenka nearly quit tennis in March ... From The New Yorker: Wimbledon out of balance.
The Tweet Beat
"Just got kicked out of the hotel. Something my reservation was till today,its fully booked. But its evening I said. 'You got 30 mins sir'."
--Croatia's Ivo Karlovic, experiencing complications with his accommodations, 5:42 p.m. ET
"Just read that fallin coconuts kills more people than sharks do. #Feelsgoodtoknow"
--Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson, checking in during some light reading, 1:22 p.m. ET
"Wow. U can get odds of 20-1 that I'm going to wolf whistle at Deliciano during the quarter final tmrw. Whaaaaat? :)"
--Andy Murray's mother Judy, riffing off her self-confessed crush on Feliciano Lopez (whom Andy faces in Wednesday's quarters), 4:37 a.m. ET
1 ... Number of left-handed players in the women's quarterfinals: Petra Kvitova.
2 ... Number of left-handed players who have won the Wimbledon women's singles title: Ann Jones (1969) and Martina Navratilova (nine times).
17 ... Years since a southpaw last reached the women's final, when Navratilova made it in 1994 before losing to Conchita Martinez.
10-1 ... Odds of Feliciano Lopez blowing Andy Murray's mother Judy a kiss during Wednesday's quarterfinal match after she nicknamed the Spanish heartthrob "Deliciano" on Twitter last week.
Turn your volume up for this one: A loud thunderclap started Sabine Lisicki and Marion Bartoli during their quarterfinal match on Tuesday.
They Said It
"If the world didn't sleep easy because Rafa has a problem it would be the most crazy thing ever."
--Toni Nadal, coach and uncle of top-seeded Rafael Nadal, after the defending champion's hitting session Tuesday with British junior Evan Hoyt