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Wimbledon 2023 Day 9 wrap: Elina Svitolina, Novak Djokovic in semis, Iga Swiatek, Jessica Pegula crash out

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By India Today Sports Desk: Elina Svitolina and Marketa Vondrousova pulled off main upsets and superior to the semi-finals of the ladies’s singles at Wimbledon 2023.

Svitolina was dominant in opposition to World No.1 Iga Swiatek, beating her 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 on Centre Court. She additionally grew to become the primary mom in 44 years to undergo to succeed in the quarterfinals or higher in her first two Grand Slams after giving beginning.

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Back in 1979, Evonne Goolagong achieved the feat and Svitolina joined her within the elite and distinctive record. Svitolina grew to become a mom with Gael Monfils final October.

“I don’t know what is happening right now, it’s really unbelievable. I’m really, really happy that I got this chance to play here again. I was fighting, it was not easy,” Svitolina was quoted as saying after beating Swiatek.

Svitolina will subsequent be going through Vondrousova, who defeated World No.4 Jessica Pegula in three units. Vondrousova received her match 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 on Court 1. It may also be her maiden look in a Grand Slam semi-final.

The 24-year-old Vondrousova has confronted Svitolina 5 occasions in her profession and received two occasions.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC ADVANCES

Novak Djokovic additionally made his manner by way of to his forty sixth Grand Slam semis, equalling the legendary Roger Federer’s file within the Open Era. He rallied again from a set right down to beat Andrey Rublev 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3.

“There were some thrilling rallies. Andrey is a guy a respect a lot. Obviously he brings a lot of intensity on the court, you can see by the way he’s grunting after his shots. Especially on the forehand, it’s kind of scary — both the ball that is coming from that corner and the sound as well,” Djokovic stated after the match.

Djokovic will subsequent be up in opposition to Jannik Sinner, who defeated Russia’s Roman Safiullin 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. The legend from Serbia is seeking to win his twenty fourth Grand Slam and his eighth Wimbledon singles title.

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