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Much More Than Bragging Rights at the Next Barbecue Are at Stake

WIMBLEDON, England — A working mother of two, Tatjana Maria had the child care under control on Tuesday.

As she and Charles-Edouard, her husband and coach, headed to No. 1 Court for the biggest match of her career, their daughters, 8-year-old Charlotte and 1-year-old Cecilia, were happily ensconced in the Wimbledon day care center, one of Charlotte’s favorite spots on tour.

By the time the family reunited, Maria was a Wimbledon semifinalist.

“I’m so glad that Charlotte is old enough to understand all of this,” Maria said after her gutsy, resourceful 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory over her 22-year-old German compatriot Jule Niemeier.