Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Elena Rybakina beats Simona Halep to reach women’s final after Ons Jabeur books spot

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Follow all the action as the women’s semi-finals take place on Thursday at Wimbledon.

Ons Jabeur, the No 2 seed, opened the action on Centre Court against her good friend Tatjana Maria. Both players had reached a grand slam semi-final for the first time in their careers, but Jabeur was clear favourite.

The Tunisian justified that tag with a superb performance in a compelling contest as she triumphed in three sets - 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 - to become the first Arab player to reach a Wimbledon final.

In the second semi-final, Simona Halep will face Elena Rybakina. Halep, the 2019 champion, has regained top form after a couple of years of struggle and thrashed Amanda Anisimova 6-2 6-4 to reach the last four, while Rybakina produced a rousing comeback back against Ajla Tomljanovic to win in three sets.

Follow all the action, scores and results from Wimbledon live below:

Wimbledon 2022

  • Day 11 at Wimbledon sees the two women’s singles semi-finals take place

  • Ons Jabeur beats Tatjana Maria in three sets to reach first Wimbledon final

  • 2019 champion Simona Halep loses in straight sets to Elena Rybakina in second semi-final

  • GB’s Neal Skupski also in action in the mixed doubles final later today

  • Wimbledon: Full order of play on Day 11

Women’s singles final

17:19 , Luke Baker

So, we now know what the line-up for the women’s singles final at Wimbledon 2022 on Saturday will be. Two first-time grand slam finalists as Ons Jabeur will face Elen Rybakina.

Jabeur will be favourite as No 2 seed but it’s hard to imagine anyone being able to live with Rybakina if she serves as she did in that victory...

Elena Rybakina 6-3, 6-3 Simona Halep - RYBAKINA WINS!

17:10 , Luke Baker

Great point! Rybakina is like a brick wall at the net as Halep throws everything at her but can’t get past. 15-15.

Big serves from Halep take the game to 40-15 but after a strong return closes the gap, it’s the dreaded double fault (her 9th of the match) that brings up deuce.

Halep then goes wide and it’s match point Rybakina! WHAT A RETURN! Serve out wide but a clean backhand winner down the line.

RYBAKINA WINS TO REACH THE WIMBLEDON FINAL!

Brilliant by Rybakina - a mesmerising performance

*denotes next to serve

Elena Rybakina 6-3, 5-3 Simona Halep*

17:04 , Luke Baker

As the finish line comes into sight, will Rybakina start to tense up? Not judging by that first point... A thumping cross-court forehand back behind Halep makes it 15-0 and an unreturned first serve next up takes it to 30-0.

Big forehand from the net from Halep but that’s followed by a serve out wide that the Romanian does well to even get the frame of the racket on... Two game points for Rybakina and although Halep denies her first time, an ace wins it. What a weapon that is!

She’s on the brink at 5-3...

*denotes next to serve

Cameron Norrie’s rise to the top of tennis ‘no fluke’, coach insists

17:01 , Luke Baker

Cameron Norrie should believe he can upset Novak Djokovic and reach the Wimbledon final according to coach James Trotman, who has seen him develop from a green teenager into one of the world’s best players.

Trotman was the coach who worked with Norrie after he made the decision a decade ago to switch allegiance to Great Britain, moving more than 10,000 miles from his home in Auckland, New Zealand to London.

Norrie opted to continue his peripatetic tennis journey by moving to the US and studying at Texas Christian University but has kept Trotman as part of his team throughout.

“It was a massive change for him, leaving home, it was a huge decision,” said Trotman.

“Honestly, if you could see that 17-year-old now compared to the person you talk to and the clarity he has on who he is and what he wants to become and how he’s going to go about it, it’s phenomenal.

Cameron Norrie’s rise to the top of tennis ‘no fluke’, coach insists

*Elena Rybakina 6-3, 4-3 Simona Halep

17:00 , Luke Baker

Credit to Halep - that’s an impressive service game in response.

Powerful groundstrokes remind Rybakina that she’s very much still in this match and she holds to love. Very, very impressive. Two chances for her to break Rybakina now and keep her Wimbledon hopes alive.

*denotes next to serve

Elena Rybakina 6-3, 4-2 Simona Halep*

16:59 , Luke Baker

WOW! An unbelievable service game by Rybakina as she thunders down big serve after big serve, moves Halep about and holds to 15.

The best way to consolidate the break and she moves a step closer to the final.

*denotes next to serve

*Elena Rybakina 6-3, 3-2 Simona Halep - RYBAKINA BREAKS!

16:54 , Luke Baker

A seventh double fault for Simona Halep - they’re killing her, especially with no aces yet - takes the game to 15-15 and Rybakina then brings out a thunderous cross-court backhand for 30-30.

More power on the next point has Halep running everywhere before a backhand slice and finishing smash brings up a break point!

A look at a second serve... Oh no! Not again... Double fault once more and RYBAKINA BREAKS. That’s two games Halep has lost on a double fault - unforgivable at this level.

*denotes next to serve

Rafael Nadal practises at Wimbledon amid doubts over his fitness

16:53 , Luke Baker

Rafael Nadal took to the Wimbledon practice courts on Thursday with his participation in the semi-finals still in doubt.

Nadal is due to face Nick Kyrgios on Friday in a blockbuster last-four clash on Centre Court.

But the Spaniard, a two-time champion at SW19, has an abdominal injury with reports in Spain claiming he has suffered a 7mm tear in the muscle.

Nadal looked set to retire during his quarter-final against American Taylor Fritz on Wednesday evening, but somehow recovered to claim a 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 7-6 (4) victory after a gruelling four hours and 20 minutes.

The 36-year-old had strapping on his stomach and at times appeared in so much pain that his father and sister, watching from the players’ box, were gesticulating for him to quit the match.

Rafael Nadal practises at Wimbledon amid doubts over his fitness

Elena Rybakina 6-3, 2-2 Simona Halep* - HALEP BREAKS BACK!

16:50 , Luke Baker

Halep hasn’t had a single break point on the Rybakina serve yet, while she’s faced break points in each of her games apart from that last one. That’s been the difference so far.

Here’s a chance though - Halep to 0-30 and then a slice holds up, with Rybakina going wide in response. Three break points to Halep.

She only needs one! Rybakina goes long and HALEP BREAKS BACK!

*denotes next to serve

*Elena Rybakina 6-3, 2-1 Simona Halep

16:47 , Luke Baker

That should be a bit of a nerve-settler for Halep. She gets on the board in this second set with a hold to 15. Held Rybakina at bay there.

*denotes next to serve

Salisbury/Ram 6-3, 7-6, 6-7, 4-6, 1-2 Ebden/Purcell update

16:45 , Luke Baker

It’s going all the way in the men’s doubles semi-final on Court 1. Matt Ebden and Max Purcell took the fourth set 6-4 and the Anglo-American duo of Salisbury and Ram have squandered a two-set advantage.

On serve, early stages of the fifth.

Elena Rybakina 6-3, 2-0 Simona Halep*

16:44 , Luke Baker

Halep struggling to get a foothold here as Rybakina overpowers her with the serve. Nicely worked by the Romanian though to move to 40-30, hitting back behind her opponent.

No issue for the Kazakh though - a serve forces Halep to net. Break consolidated.

*denotes next to serve

*Elena Rybakina 6-3, 1-0 Simona Halep - RYBAKINA BREAKS

16:40 , Luke Baker

The baseline exchanges between these two are mesmerising - the power on show is incredible.

The longest rally of the match so far, 15 shots, comes at 30-30 as the two trade blows but eventually Halep does enough to move to game point. Rybakina brilliantly forces deuce though as she goes wide and then steps into the net to put away a volley.

Halep moves to advantage before a double fault - her fourth of the match - takes it back to deuce and Rybakina grabs a break point. SAVED! Great play at the net by Halep.

Oh dear - another double fault and even worse, the first serve was in if she’d have challenged. She thought about it... Break point. OH NO! She follows that with another double fault - horrible way to hand your opponent the game. Rybakina BREAKS in the first game.

*denotes next to serve

Elena Rybakina 6-3 Simona Halep* - RYBAKINA WINS THE FIRST SET

16:30 , Luke Baker

Rybakina wallops down an ace on the opening point and then unleashes a blistering cross-court forehand winner to make it 30-0. Halep bows her head - nothing you can do about that.

Another ace, down the tee, and it’s suddenly three set points. Halep SAVES the first with a monster backhand winner and then somehow returns a MONSTER first serve, with a deep forehand ensuring she SAVES the second.

But it’s third time lucky as RYBAKINA WINS THE FIRST SET. A fantastic set of tennis from the Kazakh

*denotes next to serve

*Elena Rybakina 5-3 Simona Halep

16:26 , Luke Baker

Halep shows some powerful hitting of her own early in this game and a fist clench shows how much these points mean. She wants to make Rybakina serve it out.

A couple of strikes into the net take the game to 30-30 and a double fault then brings up set point for Rybakina. SAVED! Lovely drop shot to have Rybakina stretching and then finished well to the empty court.

A big groundstroke and a big serve seal the hold - she’ll make Rybakina serve for the set.

*denotes next to serve

Elena Rybakina 5-2 Simona Halep*

16:21 , Luke Baker

Beautiful kick second serve causes a short reply from Halep and Rybakina finds a stunning backhand winner to the back corner.

Clever use of angles then moves Rybakina to 40-15 and although she goes long on the next point, some more brilliantly powerful hitting and sliced backhand winner after fetching a drop shot seals the hold. She’s now a game away from the first set.

*denotes next to serve

*Elena Rybakina 4-2 Simona Halep

16:18 , Luke Baker

WOW! A clean winner by Rybakina on the Halep second serve hets her a foothold in the game and a successful challenge before Halep nets from the back of the court brings up two more break points at 15-40.

Great SAVE of the first as Halep moves forward and hits a forehand winner before she SAVES the second after a brilliant forehand recovery brings her back into the rally and she captialises.

A big serve for game point and then she sees out the game to complete the escape. A hugely gutsy - and important - hold for the 2019 champion.

*denotes next to serve

Salisbury/Ram 6-3, 7-6, 6-7, 2-3 Ebden/Purcell update

16:13 , Luke Baker

The first men’s doubles semi-final is still going on Court 1 and it’s less good news for British fans this time.

The third set went to a tiebreak and Salisbury and Ram had match points but lost an epic 11-9. They’re still 2-1 up in sets, and we’re on serve in the fourth, but plenty of life left in that one it seems.

Matt Ebden is actually due to play in the mixed doubles final on Centre Court today - after the conclusion of this Halep vs Rybakina match - but that could be delayed...

Elena Rybakina 4-1 Simona Halep*

16:10 , Luke Baker

Some absolutely brutal hitting from both players, especially Rybakina, who thunders forehands and backhands down the other end of the court with ferocity.

A backhand thump helps her move 30-15 ahead and although Halep gets a glimmer at 30-30, a big serve and a fortunate net cord see the game out to 30.

*denotes next to serve

*Elena Rybakina 3-1 Simona Halep

16:07 , Luke Baker

Another battle on serve here for Halep as the game moves to 30-30. Sensational stretching from Halep but she leaves a gap and Rybakina pounces to bring up break point.

SAVED! Big serve out wide does the job and Halep then moves her opponent around the court to move to game point. And she hangs tough to take it as Rybakina goes long. Hopefully that will settle her.

*denotes next to serve

Elena Rybakina 3-0 Simona Halep*

16:01 , Luke Baker

This a really impressive start from Rybakina - showing no sign of nerves in her first grand slam semi-final and she’s simply overpowering Simona Halep.

A good variety of serves, changing up the pace, and then punishing her opponent with the groundstrokes. Another simple hold to 15 and she’s already halfway to the first set!

*denotes next to serve

*Elena Rybakina 2-0 Simona Halep - RYBAKINA BREAKS

15:58 , Luke Baker

And Elena Rybakina’s perfect start to the match continues!

Halep battles back from 0-30 to force deuce but a double fault brings up a break point. Brutal groundstrokes from Rybakina seal it as a thundering forehand is too tough for Halep to return. RYBAKINA BREAKS!

*denotes next to serve

Elena Rybakina 1-0 Simona Halep*

15:54 , Luke Baker

As if to prove a point, Rybakina opens up with an ace on the very first points.

She wins the second point off the back of a longer rally, then takes the next two for a quickfire hold to love. An ideal start for the Kazakh

*denotes next to serve

Simona Halep vs Elena Rybakina

15:52 , Luke Baker

Attention now turns to the second women’s semi-final. Who will face Ons Jabeur in Saturday’s final?

2019 champion Simona Halep looks somewhere near her best after a tough couple of years, while Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina is in her first-ever grand slam semi-final.

It’s 16th seed against 17th seed, so not much between them in terms of rankings. This should be much more hard-hitting than the slice and spin and spin-fest of the first semi-final. The players are on court, so let’s get to it.

Ons Jabeur on becoming the first Arab player to reach a grand slam final

15:47 , Luke Baker

"I'm a proud Tunisian woman standing here today. I know in Tunisia, they're going crazy now! I just try to inspire as much as I can.

“I want to see more Arab and African players on tour. I love the game and want to share the experience with them.”

Ons Jabeur resists Tatjana Maria comeback to reach historic Wimbledon final

15:40 , Luke Baker

A report on that cracking semi-final from our reporter on the ground, Jamie Braidwood.

In the meeting of close friends and amid a backdrop of wholesome vibes on Centre Court, it was Ons Jabeur who was able to balance a clinical and creative game to put away Tatjana Maria and reach the Wimbledon final.

A semi-final between two players with remarkable stories, and the humility to recognise each other’s achievements, also led to an entertaining duel of slice, spin and angles, eventually won by the world number two Jabeur 6-2 3-6 6-1 in an hour and 43 minutes.

In doing so, Jabeur becomes the first Arab player to reach a grand slam final, where she will face either Simona Halep or Elena Rybakina on Saturday.

The Tunisian’s early form at the All England Club set her out as a contender for the title, even before Iga Swiatek’s exit, and although she was favourite to defeat the world number 103 Maria, the German mother-of-two loves a comeback and refused to be counted out.

Ons Jabeur resists Tatjana Maria comeback to reach historic Wimbledon final

Ons Jabeur reacts to victory over Tatjana Maria

15:33 , Luke Baker

Here’s some immediate post-match thoughts from Ons Jabeur after her win over Tatjana Maria to book a spot in the women’s singles final.

“It's a dream coming true for me after years and years of work and sacrifice. It's paying off and I’ll continue for one more match now.

[On whether it was difficult playing a close friend] “It was more difficult running for her balls - she killed me! She has to make me a barbecue now to make up for all the running on the court!

“I wanted to share that moment at the end with her. She's an inspiration for so many players, including me. Coming back after having two babies, I still can't believe how she did it.

“Physically she's a beast, she doesn't give up any points. I thought she would get tired but she didn't. Her touch, her serve, everything is really impressive. Hopefully she continues playing this way.”

Ons Jabeur 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 Tatjana Maria

15:24 , Luke Baker

A long hug at the net between the two players. They’re good friends and I’m sure Tatjana Maria will be proud of her pal, as well as disappointed to miss out herself of course.

It was an intriguing contest but Jabeur a deserved winner.

Ons Jabeur 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 Tatjana Maria - JABEUR WINS!

15:22 , Luke Baker

After just 24 minutes of this third set and 1hr 40mins in total, Ons Jabeur will serve for the match and a place in her first Wimbledon women’s singles final.

Nice start as she moves Maria side to side and puts the volley away at the net. Maria then forced long for 30-0. Closing in on victory.

A passing shot that Maria can’t get back into play brings up three match points. Narrowly wide on the first but Maria nets the second and Jabeur has done it!

ONS JABEUR WINS 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 TO REACH THE WIMBLEDON FINAL!

*Ons Jabeur 6-2, 3-6, 5-1 Tatjana Maria

15:17 , Luke Baker

Tatjana Maria avoids the bagel. A relatively comfortable hold and Ons Jabeur with the first of two chances (if needed) to serve this out coming up.

*denotes next to serve

Salisbury/Ram 6-3, 7-6, 4-4 Ebden/Purcell update

15:16 , Luke Baker

All level at 4-4, still on serve in the third set of the men’s doubles semi-final over on Court 1. Salisbury and Ram in control at two sets up but they’d love to finish it here.

Ons Jabeur 6-2, 3-6, 5-0 Tatjana Maria*

15:15 , Luke Baker

If Jabeur consolidates the double break here, it’s hard to see a way back for Maria.

A 15th forehand winner of the match from the Tunisian gets her started before a well-placed serve makes it 30-0 and a sloppy backhand from Maria brings up three game points.

A double fault briefly slows her down Jabeur moves her opponent around the court to seal it.

Ons Jabeur is one game away from the Wimbledon final.

*denotes next to serve

*Ons Jabeur 6-2, 3-6, 4-0 Tatjana Maria

15:12 , Luke Baker

Needless to say, this is a must-hold game for Tatjana Maria but she gets overpowered at the net and falls to 15-30.

Digs one out for 30-30 but another Jabeur passing shot - which has been a staple today - gives her a break point for a double break.

Second serve leads to a lengthy rally from the back of the court before Maria drops one short, throws up a lob and Jabeur can’t make the smash - SAVED!

Thrilling play on the next points end with a Maria smash, although that game point is saved. She then opens her shoulder for a forehand winner on the line but again Jabeur finds one on the next point to keep the game alive.

Uh oh, a second break point for the Tunisian now and Maria misses a very makeable smash! Goes long and JABEUR BREAKS AGAIN! That could be curtains for the underdog.

*denotes next to serve

Ons Jabeur 6-2, 3-6, 3-0 Tatjana Maria*

15:04 , Luke Baker

The fist pumps are back for Jabeur as she beautifully picks a forehand volley to move ahead early in the game.

She’s starting to spin her web again now with those deceptive groundstrokes and races to 40-0. A stunning passing backhand down the line give Maria a point but a wide serve can’t be returned by the underdog and it’s a hold to 15.

Halfway to victory in this final set now.

*denotes next to serve

*Ons Jabeur 6-2, 3-6, 2-0 Tatjana Maria - JABEUR BREAKS

15:02 , Luke Baker

Early trouble for Maria as a double fault makes it 15-30 but she battles hard on the next point for 30-30.

Her frustration is evident though when she nets a sliced forehand from the back of the court to give her opponent break point.

And Jabeur takes it! A brilliant forehand passing shot as Maria comes into the net means JABEUR BREAKS!

*denotes next to serve

Ons Jabeur 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 Tatjana Maria *

15:00 , Luke Baker

Jabeur needs to reset as we head into the decider and does exactly that with a trouble-free hold of serve.

As the higher seed, she’s still the favourite but needs to put that last set out of her mind.

*denotes next to serve

*Ons Jabeur 6-2, 3-6 Tatjana Maria - MARIA WINS THE SECOND SET

14:55 , Luke Baker

A big moment for Tatjana Maria. Can she serve this out and force a deciding set?

Good start as she controls the point for 15-0, a netted backhand makes it 30-0 and a netted mid-court forehand following a slice brings up three set points.

First one SAVED with a crunching forehand, but she takes the second! A lengthy rally ends with a Jabeur duff into the net and MARIA WINS THE SECOND SET! We’re level at one set apiece!

*denotes next to serve

Ons Jabeur 6-2, 3-5 Tatjana Maria*

14:51 , Luke Baker

Can Jabeur hold to at least force the underdog to serve out this second set?

A stunning, flicked backhand passing shot to win one point is slightly cancelled out by a double fault on the very next before a disguised, sliced drop shot by Maria makes it 30-30.

Suddenly it’s set point for the German when Jabeur ends a long rally with a netted forehand... SAVED! Nicely constructed point after a big serve down the tee.

A friendly net cord after a lob helps the Tunisian to game point but a second deuce when a forehand flies long. Maria goes long in response before an audacious drop shot is netted for another deuce, although a big first serve, then an incredible sliding fetch at the net gets her out of the game with a hold.

*denotes next to serve

*Ons Jabeur 6-2, 2-5 Tatjana Maria

14:46 , Luke Baker

Maria eagerly heads into the net behind a sliced forehand and hits a volley winner but is passed on the next point by a brilliant Jabeur forehand for 30-30.

A big Maria serve brings up game point before some great defensive work keeps her in the rally and Jabeur goes long. Big hold of serve - one more of those and we’ll be level at one set all.

*denotes next to serve

Ons Jabeur 6-2, 2-4 Tatjana Maria*

14:42 , Luke Baker

Jabeur does what she can with a straightforward hold to 15, sealed with an audacious forehand scoop drop shot winner. Can she have a go at Maria’s serve here?

*denotes next to serve

Salisbury/Ram 6-3, 7-6, 0-0 Ebden/Purcell update

14:41 , Luke Baker

A tight second set in the men’s doubles semi-final but it’s looking good from Salisbury and Ram.

It heds for a tiebreak where they turn on the class and win it 7-1. Two sets to the good and just one away from a place in the final now for the Anglo-American duo.

*Ons Jabeur 6-2, 1-4 Tatjana Maria

14:39 , Luke Baker

Bad miss by Maria as a poor Jabeur drop shot goes unpunished when her return fails to get over the net. 15-15.

“COME ON” shouts Maria when Jabeur nets in the next rally, a tenth unforced error of the set from the Tunisian then brings up game point. However, she makes it 40-30 and then incredible improvisation from Jabeur! Fishes the ball out from behind her and flicks it back past Maria at the net for a remarkable point!

Game point squandered with a double fault, so back to deuce before a sumptuous Maria lob gives her another opportunity that she duly takes when Jabeur strays long.

Big hold of serve for Maria who is in control of this set now.

*denotes next to serve

Ons Jabeur 6-2, 1-3 Tatjana Maria* - MARIA BREAKS

14:34 , Luke Baker

Half a chance for Maria at 30-30 and Jabeur goes wide. Break point!

Maria into the net, neat drop volley and Jabeur can’t return it. MARIA BREAKS SERVE! Potentially a huge moment in this match.

*denotes next to serve

*Ons Jabeur 6-2, 1-2 Tatjana Maria

14:30 , Luke Baker

More peril on Matia’s latest service game as we go to deuce. Fist pump from the underdog as she varies the length of her groundstrokes to bring up game point and then bangs a forehand down the line that forces Jabeur to go wide for the hold.

Still on serve.

*denotes next to serve

Ons Jabeur 6-2, 1-1 Tatjana Maria*

14:25 , Luke Baker

A couple of big first serves, including a third ace of the day, put Jabeur ahead early in her first service game of the set but a slice into the net gives the underdog a sniff at 30-30.

A forehand down the line pushes Maria too wide to return but the German stays in the next point and sees Jabeur float a backhand long. Deuce.

An unforced error into mid-net and a neat overhead forehand after a wide slice sees off the danger though. Jabeur holds.

*denotes next to serve

*Ons Jabeur 6-2, 0-1 Tatjana Maria

14:21 , Luke Baker

That’s better from Tatjana Maria - she looks set for another battle at 15-15 but reels off the next three points to complete a much-needed simple service hold and get herself on the board at the start of this second set.

*denotes next to serve

Ons Jabeur 6-2 Tatjana Maria*

14:18 , Luke Baker

Ons Jabeur in control of this women’s semi-final on Centre but Tatjana Maria has come from a set down on multiple occasions in this championship. She knows how to do it.

*denotes next to serve

Ons Jabeur 6-2 Tatjana Maria* - JABEUR WINS THE FIRST SET

14:17 , Luke Baker

Back-to-back aces from Jabeur to open up this decisive game - her first two of the match and 30-0 after two swings of the racket when you’re serving for the set is ideal!

Three set points brought up in quickfire fashion and Maria nets so the favourite needs just one!

ONS JABEUR WINS THE FIRST SET!

*denotes next to serve

Salisbury/Ram vs Ebden/Purcell update

14:15 , Luke Baker

Still on serve in the second set of the men’s doubles semi-final on Court 1. It’s 3-3 in the second after Salisbury and Ram won the first set 6-3.

*Ons Jabeur 5-2 Tatjana Maria - JABEUR BREAKS AGAIN

14:14 , Luke Baker

WHAT A POINT! The crowd right into this one as Jabeur pirouettes to return a ball form behind her, Maria somehow chases it down at the net, flicks it across court and can only net from close range.

That makes it 30-0 but Jabeur responds to bring up 30-30 once again. Maria goes wide and it’s break point! Power form the baseline from Jabeur, her opponent can’t return it and JABEUR BREAKS AGAIN!

The Tunisian will serve for the opening set.

*denotes next to serve

Ons Jabeur 4-2 Tatjana Maria*

14:10 , Luke Baker

This isn’t quite vintage Ons Jabeur at the moment but she’s doing enough to be in control of this first set and starting to settle into the contest.

An overhead smash and powerful groundstroke take her to 30-0 but Maria levels the game on the next two points. Jabeur steps in and finds a forehand winner that brings a a little fist pump before a stunning cross-court backhand keeps her a break of serve up.

*denotes next to serve

*Ons Jabeur 3-2 Tatjana Maria

14:04 , Luke Baker

Both players end up at the net for a drop shot rally which is eventually won by Jabeur with a smash. A disguised drop shot slice brings Maria back to 30-30.

We go to deuce and Jabeur then saves game point with a powerful cross-court forehand. Every service game is hard work for Maria at the moment. Second game point saved as Maria misses a makeable half-court forehand long but the underdog finally holds as a big first serve is unreturned.

*denotes next to serve

Rafael Nadal update

14:00 , Luke Baker

A quick update on Rafa. He did come out to practice in the end - rescheduling his slot for a different court. No strenuous activity as he nurse that abdominal injury but a good sign that he’s on the court at least

Ons Jabeur 3-1 Tatjana Maria*

13:59 , Luke Baker

Neither player looks like they’ve fully settled just yet. Jabeur’s serve hasn’t found its range and she falls 0-30 behind looking to consolidate her break of serve.

Unforced error off the second serve from Maria helps gets Jabeur started before a lovely drop shot makes it 30-30 and a scooped forehand pass brings up game point. When she goes just wide it’s deuce but a deep backhand volley and then a backhand down the line seal it for the Tunisian.

Disaster neatly averted there.

*denotes next to serve

*Ons Jabeur 2-1 Tatjana Maria - JABEUR BREAKS

13:55 , Luke Baker

More trouble on serve for Maria as she slips to 30-40. SAVED after a rally.

But another break point for Jabeur and this time she takes advantage! Maria can only find the net from deep and a fist pump from the Tunisian as she gets an early BREAK!

*denotes next to serve

Salisbury/Ram vs Ebden/Purcell update

13:53 , Luke Baker

Salisbury and Ram have a chance to serve out the first set at 5-3 and although they’re taken to deuce, they manage to grind it out for a 6-3 triumph.

The Anglo-American pair now just two sets away from the men’s doubles final.

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Ons Jabeur 1-1 Tatjana Maria*

13:51 , Luke Baker

Jabeur looks set for a simple opening hold as she races into a 40-0 lead but a couple of errors give Maria a sniff at 40-30.

It’s absolutely Slice City with these two - nary a full-blooded groundstroke between them! The higher seed wins the decisive point after a long rally and manages to hold.

*denotes next to serve

*Ons Jabeur 0-1 Tatjana Maria

13:46 , Luke Baker

Some nice groundstrokes from both players early on and Jabeur’s patented slice already in play. The Tunisian brings up a break point at 30-40 but SAVED as Maria comes into the net and forces an error from Jabeur.

Maria brings up game point by coming in for a forehand but can’t reach a volley, so back to deuce. Lots of slice and differing angles from both players and Jabeur floats a forehand just in for another break point.

SAVED again with some great net play, finished thanks to a forehand volley. Game point squandered for a fourth deuce before a third chance for Jabeur to break, SAVED again with a big first serve. A fifth deuce now!

Eventually Maria gets the two points she needs for a first-game hold as Jabeur goes long. A lengthy hold!

*denotes next to serve

Salisbury/Ram vs Ebden/Purcell update

13:35 , Luke Baker

Compelling stuff so far on Court 1 and the Brit (with his American partner) have a break in the first set. Salisbury and Ram break in the sixth game to take a 4-2 lead in the men’s doubles semi-final.

Ons Jabeur vs Tatjana Maria

13:32 , Luke Baker

Not long now until Ons Jabeur and Tatjana Maria get their women’s semi-final up and running on Centre.

Jabeur is the highest-ranked player left in the women’s draw and the 27-year-old Tunisian has dropped just one set on her way to the Wimbledon last four.

Meanwhile, Maria is a mother of two and looking to become just the second mother to win Wimbledon in the Open era - following in the footsteps of Evonne Goolagong Cawley, who lifted the title in 1980 three years after giving birth to her daughter.

Maria takes daughter Charlotte to a tennis lesson every morning in an attempt to keep things as normal as possible and today’s opponents are good friends off the court. It should be a fascinating contest

Salisbury/Ram vs Ebden/Purcell update

13:23 , Luke Baker

On serve in the early going on Court 1. Salisbury and Ram hold their serve in their first game and have a decent look at the Ebden-Purcell serve in the second game but the Aussies hold for 1-1.

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Joe Salisbury on court

13:13 , Luke Baker

The women’s singles semi-finals get underway on Centre Court at 1.30pm but before that, the men’s doubles semi-finals are starting on Court 1.

No 1 seeded Brit Joe Salisbury, alongside American partner Rajeev Ram, has just started in the match against Australian duo Matt Ebden and Max Purcell.

Rafael Nadal misses practice

13:01 , Luke Baker

Some breaking news from the All England Club early this afternoon - Rafael Nadal has missed his scheduled practice.

He was due to practise on Court 10 at 12.30pm but didn’t show up with some rumours suggesting he has opted for a session at a more private court instead.

He’s battling an abdominal injury picked up during yesterday’s epic five-set win over Taylor Fritz that almost forced him to retire and his participation in tomorrow’s semi-final against Nick Kyrgios is in doubt. Nadal is due to have an MRI on the injury at some point.

We’ll keep you updated.

Wimbledon order of play: Women’s semi-final schedule including Ons Jabeur and Simona Halep

12:57 , Luke Baker

The women’s semi-finals take place on Thursday at Wimbledon.

Ons Jabeur, the No 2 seed, will open the action on Centre Court against her good friend Tatjana Maria. Both players have reached a grand slam semi-final for the first time in their careers, but it is Jabeur that will be the clear favourite.

The Tunisian has dropped just one set so far in the tournament, against Marie Bouzkova in the previous round, and quickly made amends in a roaring comeback, winning 3-6 6-1 6-1.

In the second semi-final, Simona Halep will face Elena Rybakina. Halep, the 2019 champion, has regained top form after a couple of years of struggle and thrashed Amanda Anisimova 6-2 6-4 to reach the last four, while Rybakina produced a rousing comeback back against Ajla Tomljanovic to win in three sets.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Wimbledon order of play: Day 11 schedule

Wimbledon 2022 prize money: How much do players earn round-by-round?

12:49 , Luke Baker

The return to full capacity at Wimbledon for the first time in three years also sees players earn a record amount of prize money.

A total prize pot of £40m is on offer at the Championships, marking a 15% increase from last year’s tournament, when Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty claimed £1.7m each for winning the singles.

This year, the winners of the men’s and women’s singles will take home a cheque for £2m, while the runners-up will claim £1.05m.

The prize money grows in accordance with how far a player advances in the tournament but there is still a guaranteed £50,000 for every competitor who made it into the main singles draw.

The prize money in the doubles is significantly reduced, with the winning team sharing £540,000, while the mixed doubles champions will win £124,000.

See the full prize money breakdown:

Wimbledon 2022 prize money: How much do players earn round-by-round?

David Beckham among famous faces in Royal Box

12:38 , Luke Baker

David Beckham has made his first appearance at this year’s Wimbledon yesterday (6 July).

Sitting alongside his mother Sandra, he was one of several famous faces sitting in the Royal Box.

Yesterday’s quarter-final matches included games with Rafael Nadal and Australian Nick Kyrgios.

The Royal Box, located on Centre Court at the legendary SW19 sports venue, has 74 seats reserved for the royal family and invited guests of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC).

Wimbledon organisers also handed out hundreds of free tickets to Ukrainian refugees in a bid to welcome them to their new homes last week.

David Beckham among guests in Royal Box at Wimbledon today

Emma Raducanu told to get advice from Maria Sharapova on dealing with the spotlight

12:29 , Luke Baker

Emma Raducanu should seek advice from Maria Sharapova about how to handle fame and expectations, according to former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli.

Having lost in the second round on her second appearance at the All England Club, Raducanu will begin the build-up to her defence of the US Open title that rocketed her to stardom.

Sharapova experienced something similar after winning Wimbledon aged 17 but balanced demands on and off the court very effectively through her career, going on to win four more grand slam titles before retiring two years ago.

Raducanu shrugged off talk of pressure after losing to Caroline Garcia last week but, having gained A-list celebrity status and signed a raft of high-end sponsorship deals, the attention surrounding her is only set to increase.

Bartoli said: “For Emma, because she won so young, obviously with all the contracts and sponsorships she has signed, the pressure she has to face – I mean, I cannot start to imagine it.

“It is so massive. It takes someone so special to handle it. She probably should maybe get some advice from Maria Sharapova, who has been able to do it. It took Maria a little bit of time before she got the second one (grand slam) but then she went on to five in total.”

Emma Raducanu told to get advice from Maria Sharapova on dealing with the spotlight

‘He’s a dog now’: Cameron Norrie’s coach on his ‘chicken’s’ rise to the top

12:20 , Luke Baker

Facundo Lugones and Cameron Norrie have come a long way since the rookie Argentinian coach guided his ‘chicken’ through the lower rungs of professional tennis.

Lugones and Norrie have worked together ever since meeting through the tennis programme at Texas Christian University, with coach and player learning together.

Now the duo can celebrate a huge milestone as Norrie prepares to take on Novak Djokovic in his first grand slam semi-final at Wimbledon on Friday.

“In Argentina when you’re taking care of someone, you call them your chicken,” said Lugones.

“When I started travelling with him, all my friends would ask me, ‘How is your chicken doing?’ He became a dog now. He’s not a chicken any more.”

‘He’s a dog now’: Cameron Norrie’s coach on his ‘chicken’s’ rise to the top

Girlfriend praises ‘easy-going’ Cameron Norrie ahead of Wimbledon semi-final

12:10 , Luke Baker

The girlfriend of Britain’s Wimbledon hero Cameron Norrie has spoken about their romance and what he is like off the court for the first time.

American entrepreneur Louise Jacobi, 32, said she met the UK’s top tennis player at a New York bar three years ago and has been travelling around the world to support him ever since.

Ms Jacobi was in tears after watching her boyfriend defeat Belgium’s David Goffin in front of thousands of spectators including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Tuesday.

Speaking to the PA news agency the next day, she said: “It was surreal. When your significant other is crying in front of you – like choking up – how could I keep a dry eye?

“I remember him saying when we first met: ‘Oh, my dream would be to be in the top 10.’ Back then I didn’t know it was going to transpire, and just watching his hard work pay off has been insane.”

Girlfriend praises ‘easy-going’ Cameron Norrie ahead of Wimbledon semi-final

Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram remain on course for Wimbledon doubles glory

12:01 , Luke Baker

Top seeds Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram put a row over HawkEye behind them to edge a five-set battle against Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin to reach the semi-finals of the men’s doubles at Wimbledon.

Londoner Salisbury and American Ram are bidding for their third grand slam title together but were pushed all the way on Court Two before completing a 6-3 6-7 (1) 6-1 3-6 6-4 victory.

There was a contentious moment in the second set when Salisbury and Ram were convinced HawkEye had made a mistake by ruling a Roger-Vasselin volley was in.

The duo, ranked the best in the world, argued their case vociferously and called to no avail for the machine to be switched off but refocused after losing the set on a tie-break to make the last four for the second successive year.

“We were 100 per cent convinced that the HawkEye was wrong,” said Salisbury. “Obviously we wouldn’t have done what we did and asked for the supervisor and all that if we weren’t completely convinced the ball was out.”

Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram remain on course for Wimbledon doubles glory

Ajla Tomljanovic says she did not experience domestic violence with Nick Kyrgios

11:49 , Luke Baker

Ajla Tomljanovic has revealed she did not experience domestic violence with her ex-boyfriend Nick Kyrgios.

The Croatian-born Australian’s relationship with Kyrgios is said to have ended in 2018.

Kyrgios, who on Wednesday reached the Wimbledon semi-finals, has been summoned to appear in a Canberra court back home in Australia next month amid allegations of common assault against his ex-partner Chiara Passari.

Tomljanovic was asked about the allegations in a press conference on Wednesday after she lost her quarter-final match against Elena Rybakina.

Ajla Tomljanovic says she did not experience domestic violence with Nick Kyrgios

Rafael Nadal rejected family’s pleas to quit Taylor Fritz match due to injury

11:40 , Luke Baker

Rafael Nadal rejected pleas from his father and sister to retire from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Taylor Fritz after suffering from abdominal pain.

The 36-year-old, who played on to claim a stunning victory in over four hours, said he does not know if he will be fit enough to play against Nick Kyrgios in the semi-finals on Friday. “I can’t give you a clear answer,” he said.

Nadal took a medical timeout and received treatment during his epic five-set win over the American on Centre Court, with his closest family members gesturing for him to quit the match rather than suffering through the injury.

“They told me I need to retire the match,” Nadal said. “Well, I tried. For me was tough to retire in the middle of the match. Not easy even if I had that idea for such a long time.

“But on the other hand, I did it a couple of times in my tennis career. Is something that I hate to do it. So I just keep trying, and that’s it.”

Rafael Nadal rejected family’s pleas to quit Taylor Fritz match due to injury

Rafael Nadal defies injury to defeat Taylor Fritz in instant Wimbledon classic

11:28 , Luke Baker

Unbowed and for now unbroken, Rafael Nadal continues to defy the realms of possibility, writes Jamie Braidwood.

Although questions of the 36-year-old’s creaking body returned with sharp and shocking focus on Centre Court, as he took a medical time out and trailed a bold and confident Taylor Fritz by two sets to one, he emerged to extend his winning run at the grand slams to 18 matches and keep hopes of a calendar grand slam alive.

One of the greatest victories of his Wimbledon career was salvaged from the depths. Almost three hours after receiving treatment off-court for an abdominal injury and shaking his head at his box, Nadal stood yelling into the crowds, a man reborn.

From the vulnerabilities of the opening exchanges, where Nadal looked beatable, even human, a fifth-set tie-break demanded the full extent of his resolve to put Fritz away.

Rafael Nadal defies injury to defeat Taylor Fritz in instant Wimbledon classic

Nick Kyrgios: Assault allegations made it ‘hard to focus’ ahead of Wimbledon quarter-final

11:19 , Luke Baker

Nick Kyrgios said the assault charge he is facing made it “hard to focus” ahead of his quarter-final.

It emerged on Tuesday that the Australian tennis player has been summoned to appear in a Canberra court on 2 August over allegations of common assault against his ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari.

Speaking after his victory over Chile’s Cristian Garin in straight sets in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, Kyrgios said he had “things I want to say” but had been advised not to by his lawyer.

“Obviously I have a lot of thoughts and things I want to say, you know kind of my side about it but obviously I’ve being advised by lawyers that I’m unable to say anything at this time,” he said.

“So I understand that everyone wants to kind of ask about it and all that but I can’t give you too much on that right now.”

Nick Kyrgios: Assault allegations made it ‘hard to focus’ at Wimbledon

‘More mature’ Nick Kyrgios reaches Wimbledon semi-finals for first time

11:10 , Luke Baker

Nick Kyrgios claimed his more “mature” outlook has carried him to the semi-finals at Wimbledon.

The controversial Australian has had various run-ins with umpires, line judges, opponents, the media and even the crowd during his roller-coaster run this fortnight.

But it was certainly a seasoned performance from Kyrgios as he efficiently beat Cristian Garin of Chile 6-4 6-3 7-6 (5) on Court One to set up a last-four showdown with Rafael Nadal.

The last time Kyrgios faced the Spaniard here in 2019 he spent the evening before the match in a local pub.

But he said: “I just feel like I’m more mature. I think earlier in my career if I made a third, fourth round or quarter-finals, I’d be on my phone a lot.

‘More mature’ Nick Kyrgios reaches Wimbledon semi-finals for first time

Nick Kyrgios reaches first Wimbledon semi-final with victory over Cristian Garin

11:01 , Luke Baker

There were brief moments when the lava bubbled and Nick Kyrgios’s temper threatened to erupt but, for those craving the Australian’s full repertoire of antics, this was almost an anti-climax, writes Tom Kershaw.

The allegations that emerged on Tuesday that the 27-year-old had assaulted his ex-girlfriend last December cast a more sinister shadow over his captivating run to Wimbledon’s quarter-finals and, after offering no comment, it was unclear what effect it might have on his performance against Chile’s Cristian Garin. The answer was unequivocal, winning 6-4 6-3 7-6 in little over two hours to reach the first grand slam semi-final of his career.

It will be Rafael Nadal who awaits in the last four after the Spaniard’s tremendous five-set comeback against Taylor Fritz. Kyrgios’s breakout victory over Nadal way back in 2014 announced his maverick but mercurial talent and the intervening years have often seen their rivalry piqued and turned personal.

Their semi-final promises unscripted drama but then, with Kyrgios, every match seems to be a game of roulette.

Nick Kyrgios reaches first Wimbledon semi-final with victory over Cristian Garin

Wimbledon day 11: Women’s last-four guarantees at least one first-time finalist

10:52 , Luke Baker

Three women are looking to reach their first grand slam final on day 11 at Wimbledon.

Third seed Ons Jabeur and mum-of-two Tatjana Maria open up women’s semi-final day on Centre Court in a battle between the “barbeque buddies”, with both making debut appearances in the last four of a grand slam.

Fellow semi-final debutant Elena Rybakina, who was born in Moscow but is representing Kazakhstan, will then take on 2019 Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, who is on a 12-match winning streak at the All England Club.

Here, the PA news agency looks ahead to Thursday’s action at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon day 11: Women’s last-four guarantees at least one first-time finalist

Russian-born Elena Rybakina calls for peace after reaching Wimbledon semi-finals

10:41 , Luke Baker

Russian-born Elena Rybakina called for the war in Ukraine to stop after she beat Ajla Tomljanovic to secure a maiden appearance in the Wimbledon semi-finals.

The 23-year-old won 4-6 6-2 6-3 on day 10 of the Championships to become the first player representing Kazakhstan to progress into the last four at the All England Club.

Rybakina was born in Moscow but switched international allegiance in 2018, meaning she is free to compete at SW19 this summer while players from Russia and Belarus are banned due to the invasion of Ukraine.

Russian-born Elena Rybakina calls for peace after reaching Wimbledon semi-finals

Simona Halep crushes Amanda Anisimova to return to Wimbledon semi-finals

10:32 , Luke Baker

With the confidence radiating brighter from Simona Halep at each passing round, the former Wimbledon champion produced her performance of the tournament so far to dismantle Amanda Anisimova on Centre Court and reach the semi-finals at the All England Club, writes Jamie Braidwood.

Halep has returned to the stage denied to her by Covid-19 and then injury and is looking every part for the favourite to reclaim her title after racing to a 6-2 6-4 victory in just 63 minutes.

Anisimova had been enjoying her best run at Wimbledon but for the most part was left stranded by the ruthlessness of Halep’s hitting from the back of the court. The 20-year-old American had found form and rhythm following impressive wins over Coco Gauff and Harmony Tan but her tally of 28 unforced errors contributed to almost half of the points won by Halep in the match.

A late rally from Anisimova was brief, as she broke Halep when she served for the match and then had three break points to level at 5-5. It led to Halep pounding her thigh in frustration but the poise and pressure from the back of the court returned and a backhand long from Anisimova sealed victory.

That is not to say the match was gifted to the Romanian, who broke down Anisimova’s game with a consistent thud of heavy forehands. This was Halep returning to her dominant form of three years ago as the world No 1, which culminated in her 2019 title on Centre Court.

Simona Halep crushes Amanda Anisimova to return to Wimbledon semi-finals

Tatjana Maria defeats Jule Niemeier to book place in Wimbledon semi-finals

10:24 , Luke Baker

In an all-German quarter-final that few would have dared predict, Tatjana Maria surpassed her wildest expectations by defeating Jule Niemeier, writes Tom Kershaw.

The 34-year-old’s run to the last eight had already been one of the fortnight’s most remarkable plotlines, with the world No 103, who missed Wimbledon last year as she gave birth to her second child, knocking out the fifth seed Maria Sakkari and the former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.

This victory might have come against a less formidable opponent, but the sheer spirit and willpower required to subdue Niemeier was a sight to behold and one the crowd on Court No 1 certainly relished.

Maria had never previously made the second week at a grand slam in 34 attempts in a career that now spans over two decades. She relaxed before her victory over Sakkari on Sunday by taking her eldest daughter, Charlotte, to tennis practice and admitted the tournament has felt like a dream.

That her opponent in the semi-finals is Ons Jabeur has only added to the sense of fantasy. “Ons is part of my family, she loves my kids, she is playing with them every day,” Maria said. “I have goosebumps everywhere. The court is amazing, the crowd is amazing. It’s such a privilege to play here.”

Tatjana Maria defeats Jule Niemeier to book place in Wimbledon semi-finals

Wimbledon security guards arrested after fight over lunch break at All England Club

10:17 , Luke Baker

Three Wimbledon security guards were arrested on Friday after an alleged fight broke out between them on the grounds of the All England Club.

The fight between the employees of Knights Group Security, the company Wimbledon uses for security at the tournament, was reportedly over one guard’s extended three-hour break.

A spectactor was heard calling for security before realising who was involved. Police officers arrived on the scene to break up the dispute and all three men were taking into custody, and bailed until later this month.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “At 2pm on Friday, 1 July, officers on duty at the Wimbledon tennis championships were alerted to an altercation within the grounds. Officers attended and three men working at the event were arrested on suspicion of affray. There were no reports of any injuries. They were taken into custody and were later bailed until a date in late July.”

Wimbledon security guards arrested after fight over lunch break at All England Club

Elena Rybakina vs Simona Halep start time: How to watch Wimbledon semi-final online and on TV today

10:10 , Luke Baker

Elena Rybakina faces Simona Halep in the women’s semi-finals at Wimbledon on Thursday.

Rybakina, the 17th seed, fought back from a set down to defeat Ajla Tomljanovic and reach the first grand slam semi-final of her career.

In Halep, though, Rybakina faces an opponent in formidable form. The 2019 Wimbledon champion thrashed Amanda Anisimova in little more than an hour as she bids to win her third grand slam title.

The pair have faced each other three times before, with Halep winning twice, including at the US Open last year.

Here’s everything you need to know:

What time does Elena Rybakina vs Simona Halep semi-final start at Wimbledon today?

Ons Jabeur vs Tatjana Maria start time: How to watch Wimbledon semi-final online and on TV today

10:02 , Luke Baker

Tatjana Maria will look to continue her extraordinary run at Wimbledon as she faces her good friend and world No 2 Ons Jabeur in the semi-finals today.

Maria returned to Wimbledon for the first time since 2019 after giving birth to her second child but the 34-year-old has gone on to reach a grand slam semi-final for the first time.

She defeated top seeds Maria Sakkari and Jelana Ostapenko before seeing off her compatriot Jule Niemeier to set up a clash with her “barbeque buddy” Jabeur on Centre Court.

Jabeur, who is close with Maria and her two children, also has a special story and the Tunisian is looking to become the first Arab player to win a grand slam title in SW19.

Here’s everything you need to know:

What time does Ons Jabeur vs Tatjana Maria semi-final start at Wimbledon today?

Wimbledon Day 11 order of play

09:54 , Luke Baker

Here’s how the order of play is looking for today on Centre Court. The outside courts are focused on the invitational doubles and the boys and girls’ junior competitions, while the two men’s doubles semi-finals are taking place on Court 1.

Centre Court (from 1.30pm)

  • Ons Jabeur (3) vs Tatjana Maria

  • Elena Rybakina (17) vs Simona Halep (16)

  • Mixed doubles final - Neal Skupski (GBR) (2) & Desirae Krawczyk (2) vs Matthew Ebden & Sam Stosur

Wimbledon 2022: Day 11

09:48 , Luke Baker

Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of Day 11 at Wimbledon, as the two women’s singles semi-finals take place.

Ons Jabeur, the No 2 seed, will open the action on Centre Court against her good friend Tatjana Maria. Both players have reached a grand slam semi-final for the first time in their careers, but it is Jabeur that will be the clear favourite.

The Tunisian has dropped just one set so far in the tournament, against Marie Bouzkova in the previous round, and quickly made amends in a roaring comeback, winning 3-6 6-1 6-1.

In the second semi-final, Simona Halep will face Elena Rybakina. Halep, the 2019 champion, has regained top form after a couple of years of struggle and thrashed Amanda Anisimova 6-2 6-4 to reach the last four, while Rybakina produced a rousing comeback back against Ajla Tomljanovic to win in three sets.

Follow along as we guide you through all the action.