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Elina Svitolina Through to First Wimbledon Semi-final, To Face Simona Halep

Elina Svitolina Through to First Wimbledon Semi-final, To Face Simona Halep

Elina Svitolina defeated Karolina Muchova in straight sets to book her first-ever semi-final at Wimbledon, where she will face Simona Halep.

London: Ukraine eighth seed Elina Svitolina reached her first Wimbledon semi-final on Tuesday with a 7-5, 6-4 win over unseeded Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic.

Svitolina will take on Romania's Simona Halep who earlier defeated China's Zhang Shuai 7-6 (7/4), 6-1 to book her place in the last-four for the second time.

Svitolina had been 5-2 down in the first set and also had to retrieve a break in the second before seeing off world number 68 Muchova.