The 7-time champion Wimbledon won her name in the semi-final against Barbora Strycova. Simona Halep’s opponent in the next round will be No. 8 seed Elina Svitolina. The 24-year-old Ukrainian player defeated Karolina Muchova 2-0 (7-5; 6-4). This is considered the most weighted match in the women’s singles semi-finals this year.
The idea of the first semi-final between 7 seed Simona Halep and No. 8 seed Elina Svitolina will be extremely attractive and balanced. However, the reality on the field is different from those expectations.
Halep broke all of Svitolina’s serve in set 1. The former Romanian world number 1 only gave the opponent a break point before closing the first game with a 6-1 victory.
Svitolina Elina played better at the beginning of the 2nd round but could not turn around. Simona Halep won 2 consecutive break points in games 7 and 9 to win the Wimbledon final for the first time with a 2-0 victory (6-1; 6-2).
In the second semifinal match, Serena Williams also easily defeated Barbora Strycova. Before the less famous competitor and only the first time in the semi-finals at Wimbledon, the 7-time champion of the tournament easily surpassed and won 6-1 in the match.
The scenario was not much different in the second game when Serena took the initiative and had 2 break points to win the final 2-0 (6-1; 6-2). At the 11th time to advance to this women’s singles final, she will meet Simona Halep.
In the past, Serena Williams and Simona Halep had 11 encounters. The contemporary legend of the women’s tennis community is keeping the head-to-head score overwhelming with 9 wins and only 2 defeats.