Day 9 of the 2012 Wimbledon Tennis Championships was Wednesday, and the pressure is mounting as the tournament progresses towards the finals. In the Gentleman's draw, Andy Murray beat David Ferrer to advance to the semifinals, where he will meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Also on Wednesday Novak Djokovic beat Florian Mayer and Roger Federer beat Mikhail Youzhny, leaving Djokovic and Federer lined up for a classic match in the semifinals.
The Ladies' singles draw saw no matches on Wednesday, but Serena Williams was in action in the Ladies' doubles draw. She paired up with sister Venus Williams to beat Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova and advance to the quarterfinals. Whether that will leave her in poor condition for her singles semifinal match with Victoria Azarenka remains to be seen, but surely Azarenka is hoping for a tired Williams.
Thursday is Day 10 of the tournament, featuring the Ladies' singles semifinals, followed by the Gentlemen's singles semifinals on Friday. A complete Wimbledon scoreboard is available at SI.com.
Stick with this StoryStream for scores, updates and more from the 2012 Wimbledon Tennis Championships. For all things tennis, check out SB Nation's tennis hub.