Wimbledon

Unseeded Rybarikova makes first Wimbledon semi-final

2017-07-11 20:59
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London - Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova became the lowest ranked woman to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for nine years as the world number 87 shocked 24th seed Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday.

In her first Grand Slam semi-final, Rybarikova faces former French Open champion Garbine Muguruza on Thursday.

Rybarikova is the lowest ranked woman to make the semi-finals of any Grand Slam since Angelique Kerber, then the world number 92, at the 2011 US Open.

The 28-year-old, who had lost in the first round in eight of her previous nine visits to Wimbledon, is the first Slovakian woman to make the last four at the All England Club.

Wimbledon results on Tuesday, the eighth day of the 2017 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeding):

Men

Fourth round

Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-2, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

Women

Quarter-finals

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x14) bt Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x7) 6-3, 6-4

Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) bt Coco Vandeweghe (USA x24) 6-3, 6-3

Venus Williams (USA x10) bt Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x13) 6-3, 7-5

Johanna Konta (GBR x6) bt Simona Halep (ROM x2) 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

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