Elena Rybakina powers past Elina Svitolina to reach Wimbledon semi-final

The 2022 champion progressed into the semi-finals of the Championships with a 61-minute win on Centre CourtThe post Elena Rybakina powers past Elina Svitolina to reach Wimbledon semi-final appeared first on Jersey Evening Post.


Elena Rybakina lived up to her billing as favourite to win Wimbledon with a ruthless 6-3 6-2 dismantling of Elina Svitolina in the quarter-finals on Centre Court. The 2022 champion produced a fine display of explosive hitting coupled with a rock-solid serve to end Svitolina’s hopes of a maiden grand slam triumph at the 42nd time of asking. Rybakina struck 28 winners during a one-sided 61-minute battle with Svitolina, who was out-of-sorts two days on from an emotional victory over Wang Xinyu, which occurred hours after a Russian missile struck a children’s hospital in Kyiv.

Sealed in style ? A dominant Elena Rybakina defeats Svitolina 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the semi-finals! ? #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/EXjJhNCFMK — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 10, 2024 Fourth seed Rybakina wrapped up victory just as the sun started to shine with a seventh ace to march into the semi-finals.

“Yeah, really pleased with the way I played today,” Rybakina said. “It is always tough to play against Elina, she is a great player and fighter. So, no matter the score, it was not as easy as it might have looked.

Elena Rybakina shakes hands with Elina Svitolina (John Walton/PA) “I also don’t like it (being favourite) to be honest but definitely I have an aggressive style of play, a huge serve and it is a big advantage. “Of course I want to go to the end but it is match by match.” Rybakina had been tipped for a deep run in SW19 even before the withdrawal and exits of various seeds, but was.