Russia-born Rybakina steps up title charge into Wimbledon last four


  • Kazakh wins quarter-final against Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
  • She will play 2019 champion Simona Halep in semi-finals

There may be no tennis players representing Russia allowed on the courts of the All England Club this year but that has not stopped the most promising Russia-born prospect of the new generation from flourishing on the grass and piecing together the best tournament of her young career.

Down a set and under pressure against an inspired opponent, Elena Rybakina shrugged off her early nerves and recovered to bulldoze her way into her first grand slam semi-final, defeating Alja Tomljanovic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at Wimbledon
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