Wimbledon: Garbine Muguruza reaches semi-finals

Vincent De Villiers
Julho 12, 2017

The fivefold champion of Wimbledon is in the square of aces for the second year in a row, having taken the measure of Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5 on centre court.

Venus Williams became the oldest Wimbledon semi-finalist for 23 years as the five-time champion brushed aside French Open victor Jelena Ostapenko, while Garbine Muguruza powered past Svetlana Kuznetsova to make it back to the last four yesterday. Ostapenko plays with a composure beyond her years, but Williams is far more experienced on the big stage.

She was 40-15 on her opponent's serve in the third game but the Spaniard reeled off four points in a row and then broke to love to take a grip on the match she never looked like losing.

Magdalena Rybarikova at Wimbledon
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Unlike Muguruza, Kuznetsova has held onto her flawless record winning in straight sets in each of her four matches so far at Wimbledon.

Muguruza had created sensation when she had defeated Angelique Kerber in the last round in the lat round of the tournament.

The victor will take on either Magdalena Rybarikova or Coco Vandeweghe in the semifinals. The two have played twice, with Rybarikova winning both, including a first-round, straight-set win at the French Open this year. Konta, who was born in Australia, is playing not only for her first major title, but for the hearts of her countrymen, who haven't embraced her as warmly as other British-born stars.

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