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Simona Halep yet to drop a set at Wimbledon as she defeats Amanda Anisimova to reach semifinals-EnglishHindiBlogs-SportsNews

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Halep, who was it Take a long break from sports Last year, as she was recovering from a calf injury, she appeared to be on her way to a comfortable victory on Wednesday, wrapping up the first set with ease and moving twice in the second.

But Anisimova responded with a break of her own and took a 0-40 lead with Halep serving the match, only to win the Romanian the next five points in a row, sealing victory when Anisimova drifted with a long backhand.

This means Halep has yet to drop a set at this year’s tournament and is well placed to win her third Grand Slam title and second at Wimbledon.

“Definitely, I played the best tennis (since 2019),” she said in her on-court interview. “I have suffered a lot in the past year, and now I am trying to rebuild my confidence again.

“(My) tennis is here, so I just have to believe. I’ve started doing it and it feels good.”

Halep will meet Kazakhstan’s Elina Rybakina in the semi-finals after the 17th seed beat Australia’s Aglaa Tomljanovic 4-6 6-2 6-3 in the other women’s semi-final on Wednesday.

“It’s great to be back in the semi-finals,” Halep added. “I am very emotional now because it means a lot to be back in the semi-finals. She played a tough opponent today, she could crush the ball at the end.

“I didn’t actually know what to do, but I just believed in myself and said I should stay strong on my legs – they helped me today – and I thought until the end I could win.”

Halep led 5-1 against Anisimova, breaking her opponent 1-1 3-1 before taking the first set 30 minutes later.

Anisimova lost her radar in the second set and ended the match with 28 unforced errors to Halep’s six.

Anisimova (right) and Halep meet in the net during the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

The competition seemed out of reach for the 20-year-old American when she was 5-1 in the second set, but Anisimova started producing the big shots she was looking for earlier in the match and came close to leveling the set at 5.-4.

The late increase was too late, however, and Halep rose to reach the semi-finals of his third Wimbledon tournament.

In the other semi-final match of the women’s draw, Tunisian Anas Jabeur will meet German Tatiana Maria, and both matches are scheduled for Thursday.

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