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Tennis: Halep into second Wimbledon semi-final

AFP , Tuesday 9 Jul 2019
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Simona Halep reached her second Wimbledon semi-final on Tuesday with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-1 victory over China's Zhang Shuai.

Halep, the seventh seeded former world number one, will face either Elina Svitolina, the eighth seed from Ukraine, or Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic for a place in the final.

Zhang, bidding to become just the second Chinese woman to reach the semi-finals, led 4-1 in the first set and held four break points for a 5-1 lead.

Romanian Halep, 27, last made the last-four in 2014 when she was beaten by Eugenie Bouchard.

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