Unseeded Rybarikova makes first Wimbledon semi-final

Caroline Wozniacki

Vandeweghe had a decent build-up to Wimbledon by reaching the quarter-finals of the Birmingham Classic where she was retired against Garbine Muguruza.

The World No.87 came into the tournament as perhaps the most in-form player of the grass court season - boasting a _ record on the lawns with two titles on the ITF Circuit on the surface - after returning from a lengthy injury layoff and dipping outside the world's top 400 in the spring. "I would never ever believe I could be in the semi-final before this tournament", she said. "Have you ever played tennis?" "Are you serious? How are you that wrong?"

On No. 1 Court, Johanna Konta will be up first, followed by Rafael Nadal. "She's won a lot of tournaments". Pliskova lost in the second round, and Kerber lost in the fourth round.

"Obviously I was dreaming about it since I was a little kid, to be semifinal in the Wimbledon". Wade was also the last British woman to win the title a year earlier. Vandeweghe believed the point should have been replayed, but Thomson disagreed. Play was halted at 4.11pm as rain returned, with Rybarikova leading 6-3 2-2.

No. 10 Venus Williams def.

Williams, who is 37 years old, made her Wimbledon debut in the same month that Ostapenko was born. She missed the Australian Open while still recovering.

Garbine Muguruza is in the Wimbledon semifinals.


It stayed on serve until the ninth game, when Vandeweghe's serve was taken apart again, the combination of a brilliant Rybarikova lob and then another double fault leaving the 25-year-old in a hole she could not climb out of. Vandeweghe was the tournament's No. 24 seed. Novak Djokovic is third.

The three-time champion at the All England Club beat Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a fourth-round match that was postponed from Monday.

Court One will have a retractable roof in time for the 2019 championships but it is presently open to the elements and that caused problems for the women scheduled to play in the second largest arena.

No. 7 Svetlana Kuznetsova def.

Centre Court had its roof closed all day, making it effectively an indoor arena.

Outside play has again been suspended at Wimbledon because of rain.

The remaining fourth-round matches will be played on the other show courts at the All England Club.

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