Simona Halep sweeps into first Wimbledon semi-final with a win over Sabine Lisicki

Simona Halep

Simona Halep of Romania in action against German Sabine Lisicki

LONDON, July 2, 2014: Romania’s Simona Halep swept into her first Wimbledon semi-final with a crushing 6-4, 6-0 victory over former finalist Sabine Lisicki on Wednesday.

Halep recorded her 250th career win in memorable fashion as the world number three dismissed German 19th seed Lisicki, beaten by Marion Bartoli in the final 12 months ago, in just 57 minutes on Centre Court.

The 22-year-old reached her maiden Grand Slam final at the French Open last month and, after winning 11 consecutive games to sink Lisicki, she will play Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard or Germany’s Angelique Kerber for a place in the another major final at the All England Club.