Simona Halep has proven herself worthy of her title as the only Grand Slam champion remaining in this year’s women’s draw.
The Romanian defeated fourth-seeded Paula Badosa 6-1 on Centre Court Monday to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals. She also extended her winning streak at All England Club to 11 matches.
Next, Halep will face the 20th-ranked American Amanda Anisimova. Anisimova defeated Harmony Tan with a 6-2 and 6-3 win. After a remarkable run, which included beating seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams, the 115th-ranked Tan from France was one of the most talked about players at the tournament.
This is Anisimova’s first Grand Slam quarterfinal after she beat Tan in the French Open semis in 2019. Anisimova (20 years old) lost in the first round at Wimbledon last year.
The title was won by Halep, 16th seed. He missed the 2019 edition due to a left calf injury. Meanwhile, the 2020 tournament was cancelled because of the pandemic. However, this was Halep’s first victory over a top-five player on grass.
“I have worked hard over the past two, three month. Halep stated that she is very happy with everything she has done. I gained the confidence. This is my game. It’s something I am determined to do. I want to keep improving.
Former No. The former No. 1 has not dropped a set and, like her 2018 win at the French Open, she consistently beat Badosa in baseline rallies. She was able to save the one break point that she faced and only nine errors.
“I was just missing,” Badosa stated. “Some days it goes in line. Some days it goes in the line. Others, like today’s, all go out.
Badosa’s loss means No. The only remaining top-10 seed in the women’s tournament is 3 Ons Jabeur.
Halep, 30 years old, said that the injury forced her to consider retiring. It doesn’t appear that there is any consideration of this now.
Halep stated, “It means so much that I’m back at the quarterfinals after having such a difficult time with my self-confidence and injuries.” “But, like I said, it’s a hard day for me. If I keep doing that, I’ll get better. I am actually very happy with how I play. I feel confident. It’s a joy to be on court.
Ajla Tomljanovic won a set to defeat Alize Cornet, and reached her second consecutive Wimbledon quarterfinal. The Australian won 4-6 6-4 6-3 at No. After a match lasting 2 hours and 35 minutes, 2 Court set up a meeting to meet with Elena Rybakina.
Tomljanovic said that she didn’t believe she could achieve it. She lost to Ash Barty, the eventual champion in last year’s quarterfinals. “It’s amazing that a year later, I’m still in the same place.”
Cornet, 32 ended No. Cornet, 32, ended No. 1 Iga Swaitek’s 37-match winning streak in previous rounds. French veteran, the French veteran, was competing in her 62nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament. This equals the WTA record held at 65 by Ai Sugiyama. However, she only reached her first major quarterfinal at this year’s Australian Open.
Rybakina made it to the Wimbledon quarterfinals after defeating Petra Martic 7-5 and 6-3.
Rybakina, 17th seeded, broke in the final set. She then won the second game with a 4-2 advantage. She won 26 matches to her opponent’s 13.
Rybakina reached last year’s quarterfinals of the French Open. She also made it to the fourth round at Wimbledon, her first appearance at The All England Club.
Martic was playing Wimbledon 10 times, but has never advanced past the fourth round.