On day 10 of Wimbledon 2017 Centre Court will witness two Women’s Singles semi-finals. In the first semis, Garbine Muguruza of Spain will be up against Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova. The contest will be followed by second semi-final between USA’s Venus Williams and Britain’s Johanna Konta.
Garbine Muguruza vs Magdalena Rybarikova
Spaniard Muguruza made it to the last four after defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3 6-4 in a match that lasted one hour and 15 minutes. On the other hand, Slovakia’s Rybarikova outplayed Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the semis. Also Read- Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer’s 10,000th Ace Ball to be Auctioned
This will be the first Grand Slam quarter-final for Rybarikova. She will be keen to put up a good show and emulated her performance. Meanwhile, the 28-year-old Slovakian comes into the match as the eighth‐lowest‐ranked Grand Slam semi-finalist in history. However, she will be inspired by the fact that she is the first woman from her country ever to reach the last four at Wimbledon.
Venus Williams vs Johanna Konta
Five-time champion Venus Williams knocked out French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko, 6-3 7-5, to make it to last four. Britain’s sixth seed Johanna Konta zipped past second seed Simona Halep to confirm her semis berth. Also Read- Wimbledon 2017: History on Line as Johanna Konta Faces Venus Williams Showdown
“I’ve always believed in my own ability and I’ve always dreamt big. But I’m much more process orientated so I don’t give myself too much time to dream. I’m more focused on the work.” Konta said.
“I knew against Simona she wasn’t going to give me much for free and I had to create my own chances and I took a few of them. I felt consistent in my approach and in my general being out there. I continued to trust in myself,” she added.