Jule Niemeier and Tatjana Maria want to continue their run in Wimbledon. Both could advance to the quarter-finals for the first time, which is a special honor for the classic lawn.

Jule Niemeier and Tatjana Maria not only have the chance to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in Wimbledon.

The leap into the top eight in the classic lawn also involves entry into an elite circle, the so-called “Last 8 Club”. “He has already joked,” said Niemeier about her coach Christopher Kas, “that only one win is missing. He’s in there too.”

All singles quarter-finalists, doubles semi-finalists and mixed finalists will be admitted to the Last 8 Club at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Membership entitles you to visit the tournament for life, taking a guest with you and occupying special seats on Center Court and Court 1. There is also free tea and coffee and Happy Hour every day from 6pm to 7pm.

“It’s very, very difficult to get tickets here,” said Kas, who had reached the doubles semifinals in 2011, and added with a smile: “That’s why our goal is for Jule to finish in the last eight, then we’ll have next A lot more tickets a year and then we can invite more people if we really attack. »

Niemeier earlier than expected in the top 16

Earlier than expected, Niemeier made it into the top 16 and will meet Brit Heather Watson in her first Wimbledon appearance at 2:30 p.m. (CEST). As hoped, the 22-year-old from Dortmund is allowed to play against the local hero on Center Court. “It is a honor. It’s one of the biggest stages on the tour, that’s why you play tennis, »said Niemeier, full of anticipation.

Maria’s game against number 12 seeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko starts half an hour earlier in the second largest stadium. The 34-year-old has come as far as never before in her 35th Grand Slam participation. If it doesn’t work out with the quarter-finals and thus the admission to the “Last 8 Club”, Maria would already have a plan B given the talent of her eight-year-old daughter Charlotte: “I hope that my daughter will play here at some point, then I would be with her my daughter here.”