Sabalenka, playing in her first quarter-final at a Grand Slam event, took an aggressive approach and defeated 21st seed Ounce Jaber of Tunisia 6-4, 6-3. In the semifinals, she will face eighth seed Karolina Pliskova, who beat unseeded Swiss Victoria Golubi 6-2, 6-2. Piliskova of the Czech Republic reached the last four of the Grand Slam for the third time. Prior to this, he reached the semifinals of the French Open in 2017 and the Australian Open in 2019.
Hubert Harkaz made a big difference
Meanwhile, in the men’s category, 14th seed Hubert Harkaz of Poland defeated second seed Daniel Medvedev in a five-set match to enter the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time. The match was stopped due to rain in the fourth set on Monday. Harkaz, however, won the fourth and fifth sets to win the match 2-6, 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Harkaz made it to the last eight of a Grand Slam event for the first time. He is the fifth male player to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time this year. Harkaz will face his idol Roger Federer on Wednesday.
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In the men’s category, in addition to Harkaz, players entering the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time include Canada’s Denis Shapovalov, Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, Hungary’s Marton Fucsovic and Russia’s Karen Khachanov.Undetermined.
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First Published: July 07, 2021, 04:00 IST