Unseeded Rybarikova makes first Wimbledon semi-final

Magdalena Rybarikova Wimbledon

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The match was a thoroughly entertaining tussle and threw up a rare sight in the women's game - two players willing to abandon the security of the baseline and charge to the net in the heat of battle.

Unseeded Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova stormed into the Wimbledon semi-finals by routing Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday in a rain-plagued match that was halted for hours before being moved beneath the roof of Centre Court. Will it be Halep or could Ostapenko make it two Grand Slams in a row on her meteoric rise in the women's tennis circuit?

With Kerber out of the way, who will emerge as the favorite to win it all on grass? "I never played good here". "I was thinking that I was nervous more there than today".

"I won Birmingham (in 2009). I'm not used to playing semifinal, obviously". "I really enjoy playing on grass". In the quarter-finals, Coco Vandeweghe will get a chance to avenge her first round French Open defeat as she will be up against Magdalena Rybarikova.

Muguruza won the French Open previous year but followed up her first major title by losing in the second round at Wimbledon. She has lost in the first round eight times and only once reached the third round, in 2015.

Nonetheless, she's faced five opponents ranked ahead of her during this fortnight at Wimbledon, and beaten them all without the loss of a set to break new ground at a Grand Slam.

The Women's tournament has seen some brilliant performers as well with a few of the top ranked players producing commendable performances in the tournament.

This year, however, she beat third-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the second round. It has been a dream run for Rybarikova, who was out of action for the second half of 2016 due to wrist and knee surgery. "All credit to her for coming back and sticking with it. Vandeweghe continued nervously as Rybarikova steadied up and eventually broke again to close the opener".

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