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Jelena Ostapenko fired her own coach after her quarter-final defeat to Barbora Krejcikova

Latvian star Jelena Ostapenko did the unthinkable when she lost to Barbora Krejcikova in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.

Coming from one set down to take a 4-1 lead in the second set, the Latvian gave her opponent a chance to tie it 4-3 and broke a serve.

Ostapenko caused confusion by pointing to her coach’s box as she walked back to her seat after sending a backhand into the net.

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It turned out he tried to throw one of his coaches out of the game – but they all stayed in the game to begin with – which only added to his frustration.

Those inside the box did not know who the woman was pointing at and who they wanted her to leave the field.

Ostapenko tells her coach to leave. Stan

After a while, they began to show themselves, not knowing who wanted them exiled.

One of Ostapenko’s coaches eventually left and that worked in her favour as she moved up a level, but she could not continue as Krejcikova eventually prevailed 6-4 7-6 (7-4).

His coaches aren’t sure who they want to leave. Stan

The last time Krejcikova made it to the final four of a major tournament was when she won the 2021 French Open.

“It’s a great moment for me,” said Krejcikova, who is from the Czech Republic. “It’s an incredible moment that I’m living right now.”

Krejcikova has struggled with injuries and illnesses earlier this season.

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“There were a lot of doubts from the outside world, from the inside and outside, but I’m so happy that I never gave up and that I’m standing here right now,” he added.

The Czech star will face 2022 champion Elena Rybakina in the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Rybakina, 25, the highest seed in the draw and number four, had seven aces and 28 winners to improve her record at the All England Club to 19-2.

Rybakina said she felt more comfortable than when she beat Ons Jabeur for the Wimbledon title two years ago.

“I was definitely more nervous in 2022 than I am now,” he said. “It was the first time I had played on Centre Court.

“There were so many people, so much interest. Now, of course, I’ve gotten used to it a little bit. I approach these matches in a different way.”