Wimbledon: Ostapenko is first Latvian woman in semis; Goerges through

Jul 11, 2018, 10:01 IST | AFP

Just four years ago, Ostapenko was winning the junior Wimbledon title and now the youngest player left in the women's singles is only one win away from the final

Wimbledon: Ostapenko is first Latvian woman in semis; Goerges through
Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko celebrates after winning against Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova during their women's singles quarter-final match on the eighth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2018. Ostapenko won the match 7-5, 6-4. Pic/AFP

Jelena Ostapenko became the first Latvian woman to reach a Wimbledon semi-final as the former French Open champion beat Dominika Cibulkova 7-5, 6-4 yesterday.

Just four years ago, Ostapenko was winning the junior Wimbledon title and now the youngest player left in the women's singles is only one win away from the final.

Meanwhile, Germany's Julia Goerges advanced to the semi-finals for the first time with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 win against Dutch 20th seed Kiki Bertens. Goerges, seeded 13th, faces Serena Williams on Thursday for a place in Saturday's final.

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