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The Wimbledon Women's semi-finals are set to deliver thrilling encounters with history on the line for all players involved.

Let's take a look at the matchups:

Donna Vekić (CRO) vs. Jasmine Paolini (ITA)

The first semi-final features World Number 37, Croatia's Donna Vekić against Italy's 7th seed Jasmine Paolini.

Paolini has made history by becoming the first Italian woman to reach a Wimbledon semi-final. Her remarkable season includes a Grand Slam final appearance at Roland-Garros earlier this year.

Paolini's journey is particularly impressive given that she had never won a WTA match on grass before this year. She leads the head-to-head against Vekić 2-1, adding confidence to her inspiring run.

For Vekić, this match marks a significant milestone in her career as her first Grand Slam semi-final in her 43rd main draw appearence for the former world number 19. She has shown incredible resilience throughout the tournament, with four out of her five matches going to three sets.

Vekić’s hard-fought victories show her determination and readiness to compete at the highest level, making this an intriguing and balanced contest.

Barbora Krejčíková (CZE) vs. Elena Rybakina (KAZ)

In the second semi-final, 31st seed and former world number two Barbora Krejčíková faces 4th seed Elena Rybakina.

Krejčíková, making her first singles semi-final appearance at the All England Club, is aiming to replicate her Grand Slam success from Roland-Garros 2021. She leads their head-to-head 2-0, which could give her a mental edge going into this match.

Rybakina, however, has an outstanding record at Wimbledon, having won 19 out of 21 matches. Winning the championship in 2022, she has a win percentage of over 90%.

This statistic tops tennis legends Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams and is just short of Steffi Graf. Rybakina has dropped only nine games in her last three matches, highlighting her dominance on grass. Despite her strong form, Krejčíková’s tactical gameplay and previous victories against Rybakina add an element of unpredictability to this matchup.

Both semi-finals promise to be thrilling, with potential history to be made on both sides.

Rybakina's quest to add another Grand Slam title to her name and Krejčíková’s aim to return to Grand Slam glory sets the stage for a captivating battle.

Meanwhile, Paolini's fairytale run and Vekić’s breakthrough tournament ensure the second semi-final will be equally entertaining. Tennis fans can expect high drama, exceptional skill, and fearless determination from all the competitors.

With so much at stake, Wimbledon’s semi-finals are set to impress.



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