Elina Svitolina will play former No.1 Simona Halep in the first semifinal. Ukrainian eighth seed Svitolina lost to Halep in their only grand slam meeting in 2017, losing the third set 6-0 after having match point in the second set.
This is Svitolina’s first grand slam semi final and the biggest match of her career. That gives Halep a slight edge going into the match.
In the other semifinal, Serena Williams is the overwhelming favorite against Barbora Strycova, a surprise semifinalist. Strycova is 33 years old and there have been rumors that this may be her last Wimbledon.