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Wimbledon 2024 LIVE: Tennis scores and updates from women’s semi-final day

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On Saturday afternoon in the women’s singles semifinals at Wimbledon, 2022 champion Elena Rybakina will headline the four players vying to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish.

Rybakina is the overwhelming favourite against the remaining contenders, who have far less grass-court credentials than the Kazakh. She took just an hour to edge out Elina Svitolina in the quarter-finals on Wednesday and now faces former French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova as she returns to Centre Court.

Krejcikova advanced past the quarter-final stage of a grand slam for the first time since her 2021 Roland Garros triumph, while the 28-year-old Czech player had previously failed to advance beyond the fourth round at the All England Club.

That puts her on top of a relatively stellar CV at Wimbledon, and her shocking run to the French Open final, compared to Jasmine Paolini, who had never won a match on grass until this summer. Paolini also faces Donna Vekic, the first Italian woman to reach the singles semi-finals at SW19 and who reached her first grand slam semi-final for the 43rd time when she ended qualifier Lulu Sun’s dream run in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Follow the latest scores and match updates from Wimbledon below:

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Who’s playing at Wimbledon today? Full line-up and schedule

Here’s what the two main courts at Wimbledon look like today

CENTRAL COURTHOUSE – 13:30 START

Donna Vekic (CRO) vs Jasmine Paolini (ITA) (7)

Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) (31) vs Elena Rybakina (CZE) (4)

Kim Clijsters (BEL) / Martina Hingis (SUI) – Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) / Francesca Schiavone (ITA)

COURT NO. 1 – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START

Marcel Granollers (ESP) / Horacio Zeballos (ARG) (1) vs Max Purcell (AUS) / Jordan Thompson (AUS) (15)

Harri Heliovaara (FIN) / Henry Patten (GBR) vs Neal Skupski (GBR) / Michael Venus (NZL) (9)

Santiago Gonzalez (MEXICO) / Giuliana Olmos (MEXICO) – Marcus Willis (GBR) / Alicia Barnett (GBR)

Alfie Hewett (GBR) / Gordon Reid (GBR) (1) vs Martin De la Puente (ESP) / Joachim Gerard (BEL)

Luke BakerJuly 11, 2024 07:55

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Queen Camilla makes surprise ‘escape’ to Wimbledon

The Queen made a surprise visit to Wimbledon, saying: “It was lovely to be able to get away, even if just for a day.”

Camilla travelled to south-west London to watch the matches on day 10 of the tennis championships.

She attended the day event at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club wearing a cream-coloured linen dress with large giraffe motifs by Anna Valentine and a Jack Russell brooch by Van Cleef and Arpels.

“It was nice to be able to get away, even just for a day,” Camilla told former player Laura Robson, who works in international player relations at Wimbledon.

Luke BakerJuly 11, 2024 07:45

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Donna Vekic beats Lulu Sun to reach first Wimbledon semi-final

Donna Vekic ended qualifier Lulu Sun’s fairytale run at Wimbledon to reach her first grand slam semi-final.

SW19 star Sun won the first set and was on track to become the second female rider to make it through the heats and into the last four.

But Croatian Vekic, 28, took the second set tightly before taking the third set to win 5-7 6-4 6-1.

“It was a really tough match, he played incredibly, I felt like he really pushed me to my limits,” said an emotional Vekic.

“I felt like I was dying in the first two sets but I kept going, hoping for a chance and eventually it came.

“There are a lot of people there and I wouldn’t be here without them.”

(Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Luke BakerJuly 11, 2024 07:30

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Jasmine Paolini made history for Italy with her crushing victory in the quarter-finals

Jasmine Paolini flew the Italian flag at Wimbledon by defeating Emma Navarro and advancing to the semi-finals.

Paolini took to the stage on Centre Court, where Italy’s world number one and poster boy Jannik Sinner was still reeling from his defeat by Daniil Medvedev.

The 28-year-old, ranked seventh, became the first Italian woman to reach the last four of SW19 by beating American Navarro 6-2, 6-1.

“It’s great to get a win on this special court and I’m so happy to be in the semi-finals,” he said.

“To be in this position here is very special, it’s a dream. I was watching the finals on this court when I was a kid, it’s strange to be here.”

(Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Luke BakerJuly 11, 2024 07:15

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Barbora Krejcikova defeats Jelena Ostapenko to advance to semi-finals

Latvian powerhouse Jelena Ostapenko played a big role in Barbora Krejcikova’s run to her first Wimbledon semi-final.

Ostapenko has gone on a winning streak in the women’s draw, losing just 15 times in four matches.

But as simple mistakes began to outweigh her number of victories on Court One, Krejcikova was able to capitalize on them.

The quarter-final clash went by in the blink of an eye with no more than eight shots to go, but Krejcikova earned a 6-4 7-6 (4) victory to advance to the last four against 2022 champion Elena Rybakina.

Luke BakerJuly 11, 2024 07:00

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The high-risk style that keeps reluctant Wimbledon favourite Elena Rybakina invincible

The Elena Rybakina experience rarely lasts long. That’s not to say you don’t get your money’s worth when watching the Kazakh star – quite the opposite. She’s a whirling dervish of entertainment.

He simply has no interest in engaging in long rallies, especially on grass, preferring a “no guts, no glory”, “blink and you’ll miss it” approach to most points, meaning his win and error counts both add up pretty quickly. When he’s more off than on, as he was in the run-up to the Wimbledon title in 2022 and looks set to do this year, it’s hard to see how you’re going to stop him.

Elina Svitolina really tried in this quarter-final, but her opponent’s finishing strokes were often finding the lines rather than the grass. Combined with a ferocious serve that hit six aces for a tournament-high 31 and won 84 percent of her points on her first serve, the result was a brutal 6-3, 6-2 victory in just 61 minutes.

Read Luke Baker’s full report on Centre Court:

Luke BakerJuly 11, 2024 06:45

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Wimbledon 2024 – Day 11

Welcome Independent’s Coverage of Wimbledon 2024. We’ve reached day 11 and it’s women’s semi-final day at SW19. Elena Rybakina is the big favourite but three women are trying to stop her lifting the Venus Rosewater Dish for a second time.

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Luke BakerJuly 11, 2024 06:30