Aryna sabalenka, who beat American Madison Keys at Wimbledon in straight sets on Wednesday, reached her fourth successive grand slam semi-final.
Sabalenka will return to the top of the world rankings if she reaches Wimbledon’s final. She won 6-2 6-4 in just an hour and 27 minutes. Sabalenka, who will regain the world No.
Sabalenka’s powerful groundstrokes and huge serve have been highly effective so far on the grass courts of SW19. The 25-year old Belarusian has only dropped one set in her journey to the semifinals.
Sabalenka has enjoyed remarkable consistency this season, winning three titles already in 2023 – including her maiden grand slam at the Australian Open – and has reached the quarterfinals of all but two of the tournaments she has played in.
According to OptaSabalenka has become the first female player since Serena Williams (2016) to reach the semifinals at the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon all in the same season.
“It really feels amazing to be back in the semifinals. I can’t wait to play in my second semifinal at Wimbledon and hopefully I can do better than last time,” Sabalenka said in her on-court interview, referring to her 2021 semifinal defeat by Karolína Plíšková.
“It was really a tough match. She is a great player.” I’m so happy that I won the second set. The game ended at 2-4, love-40. It was amazing.
“Thank you so much for the atmosphere, even though you supported her more,” Sabalenka laughed. “I still enjoyed playing in front of you guys.”
Sabalenka, who was banned from playing in Wimbledon last year due to Russia’s invasion into Ukraine and the blanket ban placed on Russians and Belarusians players, has made a triumphant return this year.
Sabalenka is set to play Ons Jabbeur after the Tunisian beat the defending Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina, winning by a score 6-7 6-4 6-1.