Wimbledon’s final week: TV schedule of coverage

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are the favorites, but anything can happen between now and the Finals. Photo: Despite an injured foot, Spain's David Ferrer fought back to win his round AP photo

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2013 — Depending on who you are rooting for at Wimbeldon, it was the best of weeks, it was the worst of weeks. No one expected the granddaddy of Grand Slams to be so wonderfully weird as players slipped into injuries, withdrew from the tournament or went down in defeat.

This was supposed to be a cake walk for the likes of Roger Federer, the big favorite to win again, Rafael Nadal, this year’s French Open Winner, Maria Sharapova, seeded No. 3, and Victoria Azarenka. All are gone. Andy Murray and Serena Williams must be sleeping well at night, looking to coast into the Finals.

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But Wimbledon has a propensity for upending dreams, so don’t be surprised if more upsets and injuries don’t change the dynamics on the courts. This is the only major played on grass, which makes a big difference as the players found out this week.

So as Wimbledon moves into the crucial week of Semi-finals and Finals, once third round and quarter-finals are done, it will come down to a handful of players good enough to conquer the grueling grass courts.

Betting odds on favorites are: American Serena Williams in the Women’s Finals, Serbian Novak Djokovic in the Men’s Finals with Brit Andy Murray giving him a strong run.

Final Week’s Television Coverage:

Monday, July 1 — Round 16

       7 a.m. — 5 p.m. ET — ESPN2

       8 a.m. — 3 p.m. ET — ESPN

Tuesday, July 2 — Women’s Quarterfinals

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       7 a.m. — 4 p.m. ET — ESPN2 

Wednesday, July 3 — Men’s Quarterfinals

       7 a.m. — 4 p.m. ET — ESPN2

       8 a.m. — 3 p.m. ET — ESPN

Thursday, July 4 — Women’s Semifinals

       8 a.m. — 1 p.m. ET — ESPN

Friday, July 5 — Men’s Semifinals

       8 a.m. — 2 p.m. ET — ESPN

Saturday, July 6 — Women’s Final

       9 a.m. — 3 p.m. ET — ESPN

       3 p.m. — 6 p.m. ET — Encore — ABC

Sunday, July 7 — Men’s Final

       9 a.m. — 3 p.m. ET — ESPN

       3 p.m. — 6 p.m. ET — Encore — ABC

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