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SportMagnificent Halep eases into first Wimbledon final

17:55  11 july  2019
17:55  11 july  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

Gauff faces her greatest Wimbledon test yet in Halep

Gauff faces her greatest Wimbledon test yet in Halep None of her three opponents have been easy draws for Gauff, but Halep will be tough to overcome in the fourth round. Coco Gauff, the 15-year-old Wimbledon sensation, is through to the fourth round of the singles bracket, having beaten all of Venus Williams, Magdaléna Rybáriková, and most recently, Polona Hercog. But in the fourth round she will run into an even bigger test than Williams, Rybáriková and Hercog: world No. 7 (and former No. 1) Simona Halep. It’s not that Halep’s game is specifically catered to beating Gauff, it’s just that she doesn’t typically make very many mistakes.

Simona Halep reached her second Wimbledon semi- final on Tuesday with a 7-6 (7/4), 6- 1 victory over China's Zhang Shuai. Zhang, bidding to become just the second Chinese woman to reach the semi- finals , led 4- 1 in the first set and held four break points for a 5- 1 lead.

Simona Halep reached her second Wimbledon semi- final on Tuesday with a 7-6 (7/4), 6- 1 victory over China's Zhang Shuai. Halep , the seventh seeded former world number one , will face either Elina Svitolina, the eighth seed from Ukraine, or Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic for a place in the

Magnificent Halep eases into first Wimbledon final © Getty Images Wimbledon finalist Simona Halep

Simona Halep produced a relentless display to beat Elina Svitolina in straight sets and become the first Romanian woman to reach a Wimbledon singles final.

Halep was outstanding in her second semi-final at the All England Club, cruising to a 6-1 6-3 victory in only an hour and 13 minutes on a warm Thursday.

WTA Finals champion Svitolina - playing her first major semi-final - was unable to live with the more aggressive seventh seed, who struck 26 winners and served magnificently to stand one win away from a second grand slam title.

The 2018 French Open champion, who said she had finally fallen in love with grass at SW19, will take on Serena Williams or Barbora Strycova in the final on Saturday.

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Simona Halep ended Cori Gauff's fairy-tale run at Wimbledon with a straight-sets victory over the 15-year-old in round four on Monday. But the 15-year-old could not match former world number one Halep on No. 1 Court on Monday, as the 2018 French Open champion eased into the quarter- finals .

Simona Halep reached her second Wimbledon semi- final on Tuesday with a 7-6 (7/4), 6- 1 victory over China's Zhang Shuai. Halep , the seventh seeded former world number one , will face either Elina Svitolina, the eighth seed from Ukraine, or Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic for a place in the

Halep unleashed winners off both wings to save break points in the opening game and took a 2-0 lead courtesy of an unforced error from a nervy Svitolina.

The eighth seed responded with a break to love, but her serve was not firing and she was long with another groundstroke to give Halep the initiative once again.

Halep dictated the baseline rallies and mixed it up with deft drops shots, making a tentative Svitolina scurry frantically and putting away a majestic forehand winner to lead 5-1.

Magnificent Halep eases into first Wimbledon final © Getty Will Oliver/Pool via REUTERS

The former world number one needed six set points to wrap it up and Svitolina showed more belief in the second, which started with her first hold of the match.

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Simona Halep reached her second Wimbledon semi- final on Tuesday with a 7-6 (7/4), 6- 1 victory over China's Zhang Shuai. Halep , the seventh seeded former world number one , will face either Elina Svitolina, the eighth seed from Ukraine, or Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic for a place in the

Former world number one Simona Halep reached her second Wimbledon semi- final after overcoming an early onslaught. Seventh-seed Halep now faces Ukrainian eighth seed Elina Svitolina, who beat unseeded Czech Karolina Muchova in straight sets, as she bids to reach the final for the first time

Svitolina's serve was packing a punch, but the focused Halep earned a roar from the crowd when she showed great touch with a delicate cross-court forehand after charging to the net.

A stray forehand from Svitolina gave Halep the break for a 4-3 lead and the world number seven lost just one point on serve before breaking again to break new ground at the grass-court major.

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