• Blue skies provided the perfect backdrop for women's semi-final day
  • First up, it was an all-Czech affair as Lucie Safarova took on Fed Cup team-mate and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova
  • After breaking in the opening game, Kvitova got a taste of her own medicine in the fourth game as Safarova struck back
  • In her first grand slam semi-final, Safarova held her own to force a first set tie-break
  • Kvitova won the tie-break 8-6 and she raised her game in the second set
  • Safarova struggled as Kvitova claimed an early break
  • And there were two more breaks for Kvitova as she raced through the second set 6-1
  • Chat show legend, Sir Michael Parkinson, was among those in the Centre Court crowd
  • Sir Cliff Richard is no stranger to the Wimbledon stands
  • It may have been women's semi-final day but the lead man from The King's Speech, Colin Firth, was in attendance
  • In the second semi-final, there was a 12th-minute injury scare for Simona Halep when the Romanian rolled her ankle during the first set
  • Rising Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard was quick to expose her opponent's weakness
  • Halep battled through the pain however and took the first set to a tie-break
  • There was a break during the tie-break however as umpire Kader Nouni raced across court
  • Nouni had spotted an ill woman in the crowd who required medical attention
  • Bouchard went on to win the tie-break and stepped up a level for the second set
  • The 20-year-old Canadian made a fine start to the second set, claiming an early break
  • Halep continued to battle hard...
  • ...But it was not enough to prevent Bouchard winning the second set 6-2 to complete victory
  • Bouchard squandered five match points but was overcome with emotion when she finally booked her place alongside Kvitova in the final
  • Third seed Halep bowed at the penultimate hurdle, leaving Bouchard to look forward to her first grand slam final

Wimbledon - Day 10

Blue skies provided the perfect backdrop for women's semi-final day