Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus will take on Ons Jabeur of Tunisia in the semi-finals of the ongoing Wimbledon 2023 after defeating American tennis star Madison Keys 6-2, 6-4 in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old Sabalenka did not face much difficulty in defeating the American as she hit 17 winners and committed only 14 unforced errors.
The 25-year-old will take on Ons Jabeur in the semi-finals of the mega-event.
The Tunisian star made a stunning comeback to beat defending Wimbledon champion Alina Rybankina 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 to reach her second straight semi-final at the championships.
Keys entered the match with an unblemished 9-0 record on grass this year, but it was to no avail as the Belarusian tennis star cruised to victory easily.
It should be noted that Wimbledon is the only major tournament where the American has not reached the semifinals.
Sabalenka is just one win away from ousting defending French Open champion Iga Swiatek as the number one ranked player on the WTA Tour.
“It feels really amazing to be back in the semifinals. I can’t wait to play in my second semifinal at Wimbledon,” said Sabalenka, who lost to runner-up Karolina Pliskova in 2021. last time.”The Belarussian has won 17 out of 18 matches this year, equaling the 2015 feat of the great Serena Williams. She is also the only female tennis player to reach at least the semi-finals of the last four Grand Slams by winning the Australian Open. Opened in January this year.
Sabalenka improved her record to 6–0 in Grand Slam quarterfinal matches, and did so despite much applause from Keys.
Sabalenka said on court, “Thank you very much for the atmosphere, even if you supported it more.” “I still enjoy playing in front of you guys.”