London (AFP) – Romanian former world number one Simona Halep reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon, the third grand slam, for the third time in her career, by defeating American Amanda Anisimova (25) 6-2 6-4, three years after winning the title on Wednesday. English grass.
At the age of thirty, Halep is looking for her third major title, knowing that she is crowned in the dirt Roland Garros in 2018, and she meets in the last square the Kazakhstani Elena Rybakina (23) who defeated Australian Ajla Tomljanovic (44) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, who reached The semi-finals of the first major tournament of her career.
“It’s nice to be back in the semi-finals, I’m very touched,” Halep said.
She continued, “I played against a very strong opponent today, who was able to send ballistic missiles at the end.”
But the American quickly fell behind in the result and tried in the second set to return to the atmosphere of the match by reducing the difference to 4-5, but the veteran Romanian decided the confrontation.
“I had to stay on my feet which helped me today. I also needed my serve. It went well and finished well,” Halep continued.
She has not lost any group so far in the tournament, and is the player least present, in terms of time, on the field. After playing 4 hours and 35 minutes in four matches, she finished Wednesday’s match in 1 hour and 3 minutes to overtake Anisimova.
“I’m doing my best in tennis, without any doubt. I’m trying to regain my self-confidence,” added Halep, who has been working since last April with former coach Patrick Moratoglu of the American Serena Williams.
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