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Simona Halep resides as much as her standing as the one former Grand Slam champion...

Simona Halep resides as much as her standing as the one former Grand Slam champion left on this 12 months’s ladies’s draw.

The Romanian beat fourth-seeded Paula Badosa 6-1, 6-2 on Centre Courtroom on Monday to return to the Wimbledon quarterfinals and prolong her successful streak on the All England Membership to 11 matches.

Halep will subsequent face 20th-ranked American Amanda Anisimova, who ended Harmony Tan‘s time at Wimbledon with a 6-2, 6-Three victory. The 115th-ranked Tan, from France, had grow to be one of many toasts of the match after a exceptional run that included ousting seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams within the first spherical.

It is the 20-year-old Anisimova’s first Grand Slam quarterfinal for the reason that semis on the French Open in 2019, when she additionally beat Tan alongside the best way. Anisimova misplaced within the first spherical of Wimbledon final 12 months.

The 16th-seeded Halep received the title in 2019 however missed final 12 months’s version with an damage, whereas the 2020 match was canceled due to the pandemic. This was, nevertheless, Halep’s first win over a top-five ranked participant on grass.

The previous No. 1, who additionally received the French Open in 2018, has but to drop a set on this 12 months’s match and persistently bought the higher of Badosa within the baseline rallies. She completed with solely 9 unforced errors and saved the one break level she confronted.

Badosa’s loss means No. 3 Ons Jabeur is the one top-10 seed left within the ladies’s match.

Ajla Tomljanovic got here from a set right down to beat Alize Cornet and attain her second straight Wimbledon quarterfinal. The Australian received 4-6, 6-4, 6-Three on No. 2 Courtroom to arrange a gathering with Elena Rybakina, and was in tears after a grueling match that lasted 2 hours, 35 minutes.

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“I did not actually assume I may do it,” mentioned Tomljanovic, who misplaced to eventual champion Ash Barty in final 12 months’s quarterfinals. “I can not imagine a 12 months later I am in the identical place.”

The 32-year-old Cornet ended No. 1 Iga Swiatek‘s 37-match successful streak within the earlier spherical. The French veteran was taking part in in her 62nd straight Grand Slam match — equaling the WTA file held by Ai Sugiyama — and 65th total, however solely reached her first main quarterfinal on the Australian Open this 12 months.

Rybakina reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the primary time after beating Petra Martic 7-5, 6-3.

The 17th-seeded Rybakina broke within the ultimate recreation of the primary set after which once more for a 4-2 lead within the second. She completed with 26 winners to 13 for her opponent.

Rybakina reached the French Open quarterfinals final 12 months, when she made the fourth spherical at Wimbledon in her first look on the All England Membership.

Martic was taking part in Wimbledon for the 10th time however has by no means been previous the fourth spherical.

The Related Press contributed to this report.