With an outstanding performance, Elina Svitolinawho returned to competition three months after her motherhood, reached the semifinals of Wimbledon by defeating the number one in the world, Iga Swiatekwith a score of 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-2.
The 28-year-old Ukrainian tennis player, who gave birth to her daughter last October, showed her strength and determination at the tournament, exceeding the expectations of many. Svitolinacurrently ranked 79th in the world, started the tournament with a wild card and has put in an impressive performance.
After reaching the quarterfinals at the French Opento, faced swiatekfour times champion of the grand slams and The Ukrainian dominated much of the match, winning 20 of the 22 points played on Center Court, including 16 of the last 18 points in the first set.
In the semifinals, Svitolina will face Marketa Vondrousová looking for a ticket to the final of Wimbledon, what will be her second appearance in this instance in the British tournament, where she lost to Simona Halep, the eventual champion, in 2019.