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Qualifying begins: 26 June

The Draw: 30 June

Pre-event Press Conferences: 1 & 2 July

Order of Play: 2 July

Championships begin: 3 July

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Monday, 10 July 2017 22:19 PM BST
What to watch out for on Day 8
Ladies take centre stage while Djokovic and Mannarino play catch up READ MORE

It's Day 8 of The Championships and we've picked out a few potential highlights.

Venus Williams v Jelena Ostapenko
For the first time since the second round, Williams looks across the net at an opponent who was alive when the Californian made her first appearance at The Championships in 1997. But only just. Born in early June 1997, Ostapenko was a few days old at the time.

Twenty years on, and Williams is, at 37, the oldest woman to go this far into the draw since Martina Navratilova in 1984, as well as a five-time champion seeking her first title at the All England Club since 2008. She is also trying, in the absence of her sister Serena, champion for the past two years, to keep the Venus Rosewater Dish in the family. Ostapenko, a 20-year-old from Latvia who was unseeded when she won her first major at Roland Garros last month, has continued where she left off in Paris. It wouldn't have been altogether that surprising if, after that breakthrough in Paris, she had had a let-down in London, but instead she has extended her run at the majors to 11 consecutive wins.

Johanna Konta v Simona Halep
History hangs over this quarter-final. As the first British woman to make the last eight since Jo Durie in 1984, Konta stands three matches away from achieving something even more monumental - becoming the first home player to win the title since Virginia Wade in 1977. And if Halep hijacks British history the Romanian will become the world No.1 for the first time. Plenty to play for.

Novak Djokovic v Adrian Mannarino
A Centre Court bonus on what is traditionally ladies' quarter-final day, after they were unable to start their match on Monday. A day later than originally scheduled, Djokovic plays the Frenchman as he continues his attempt to win a fourth Wimbledon title.

CoCo Vandeweghe v Magdalena Rybarikova
Should Vandeweghe win this summer's Championships, you might imagine she will climb up into Centre Court to embrace her coach Pat Cash, and the other members of her encourage. After all, that was how Cash celebrated winning Wimbledon 30 years ago when he became the first champion to use Centre Court as a climbing frame. Rybarikova, of Slovakia, is the only one of the quarter-finalists who is unseeded.

GarbiƱe Muguruza v Svetlana Kuznetsova
Muguruza's first appearance in a Grand Slam final was on the Wimbledon grass - she was the runner-up to Serena Williams in 2015 - and now she is just two matches away from playing on the second Saturday here for the second time. Kuznetsova, meanwhile, is attempting to progress into the semi-finals, and then beyond, for the first time.

Jamie Murray & Martina Hingis
It was the older of the Murray brothers who became a Wimbledon champion first, with his triumph in the 2007 mixed doubles, when he had Serbia's Jelena Jankovic as his partner (six years before Andy became the men's singles champion). Ten years on and Murray is attempting to score this title again, and he could hardly have a better accomplice in Hingis, some 20 summers after the Swiss won the ladies' singles title as a 16-year-old. They have a third-round match against the all-Czech paring of Roman Jebavy and Lucie Hradecka.

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