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Wimbledon 2024 LIVE: Tennis scores and updates from women’s semi-final day

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It’s women’s singles semi-finals day at Wimbledon as 2022 champion Elena Rybakina headlines the four players competing to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish on Saturday afternoon.

Rybakina is the overwhelming favourite against the remaining contenders who have far less grass-court pedigree than the Kazakh. She took barely an hour to sweep aside Elina Svitolina in Wednesday’s quarter-final and now faces former French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova as she returns to Centre Court.

This is the first time Krejcikova has gone beyond the quarter-final stage of any grand slam since her 2021 Roland Garros triumph and the 28-year-old Czech had never previously gone beyond the fourth round at the All England Club.

That’s still a comparatively starry Wimbledon resume compared to Jasmine Paolini, who had never even won a match on grass until this summer as she builds on her shock run to the French Open final. Paolini is also the first Italian woman to reach the singles semi-finals in SW19 and faces Donna Vekic, who reached her maiden grand slam semi-final at the 43rd time of asking when she ended qualifier Lulu Sun’s dream run in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Follow all the latest scores and match updates from Wimbledon below:

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Wimbledon 2024 LIVE: Donna Vekic* 3-2 Jasmine Paolini

Break! Paolini falls to 30-40, then hits a forehand high into the net!

It felt like that had been coming, in truth.

Vekic moves ahead in this first set…

Alex Pattle11 July 2024 14:02

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Wimbledon 2024 LIVE: Donna Vekic 2-2 Jasmine Paolini*

Big hitting on display from Vekic as she gives Paolini the runaround and holds to love.

So far the Croat has been able to win points in quicker fashion, and hold in smoother fashion; Paolini is having to work harder at this point.

Jasmine Poalini stretches to play a shot against Donna Vekic (Getty Images)

Alex Pattle11 July 2024 13:58

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Wimbledon 2024 LIVE: Donna Vekic* 1-2 Jasmine Paolini

Again Paolini is forced to stretch for a backhand volley, which she sends wide like her last one. 0-15.

Brilliant forehand winner by the Italian now, though! She whips it crosscourt with a ton of pace, keeping it low and accurate. 15-15.

30-15, but then Paolini flicks a forehand long. 30-30.

Vekic with another drop shot, but this time she can’t beat the tape. 40-30.

And Paolini holds as Vekic hits long.

Alex Pattle11 July 2024 13:53

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Wimbledon 2024 LIVE: Donna Vekic 1-1 Jasmine Paolini*

Paolini gets out in front at 0-15, but Vekic slings a backhand winner up the line! 15-15.

Vekic moves ahead to 40-15, setting up two game points as she lures Paolini to the net with a drop shot and beats her with a pass – Paolini only able to send her volley wide.

Ace! There’s the hold. Much more comfortable than Paolini’s.

Alex Pattle11 July 2024 13:50

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Wimbledon 2024 LIVE: Donna Vekic* 0-1 Jasmine Paolini

Paolini to serve first. She moves to 30-0 as Vekic puts a forehand long, but the Croat narrows the gap with some powerful hitting – and a winner in the corner. 30-15.

Now Paolini clips the back of the baseline with her own forehand. 40-15.

40-30, as Vekic puts in some great running and just does enough to force Paolini into a miss on the volley.

Deuce! Paolini hooks a forehand into the net.

The Italian gets back in front after a brief ralley, but again she strikes into the net – this time on a backhand. Deuce again.

A forehand winner into the corner brings up another game point for Paolini, but she errs twice to hand Vekic an early break point!

Saved! Paolin then gains another game point with a smash at the net. And finally she holds!

Alex Pattle11 July 2024 13:46

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Wimbledon 2024 LIVE: Donna Vekic vs Jasmine Paolini

The first women’s semi-final is just moments away!

Donna Vekic and Jasmine Paolini are warming up on Centre Court as we speak.

Italy’s Paolini is the seventh seed, while Croatia’s Vekic is unseeded.

Paolini beat Emma Navaro comfortably in the quarter-finals, while Vekic overcame Lulu Sun in three sets.

Alex Pattle11 July 2024 13:33

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CENTRE COURT – 13:30 START

Donna Vekic (CRO) vs Jasmine Paolini (ITA) [7]

Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) [31] vs Elena Rybakina (KAZ) [4]

Kim Clijsters (BEL) / Martina Hingis (SUI) vs Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) / Francesca Schiavone (ITA)

Kieran Jackson11 July 2024 13:15

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Kieran Jackson11 July 2024 13:02

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Meet Lorenzo Musetti, the humble Italian eyeing Wimbledon final after beating Taylor Fritz

Prior to his first Grand Slam quarter-final against Taylor Fritz on Wednesday at Wimbledon, Lorenzo Musetti was asked about the important topics at hand: his tattoos. The 22-year-old has three. The first is a heart with a tennis racket in the middle, the second is a ship’s anchor with “family” written on it and the third is a phrase shared with his coach: “Il meglio deve ancora venire.”

It translates: “The best is yet to come.”

Kieran Jackson11 July 2024 12:51

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CENTRE COURT – 13:30 START

Donna Vekic (CRO) vs Jasmine Paolini (ITA) [7]

Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) [31] vs Elena Rybakina (KAZ) [4]

Kim Clijsters (BEL) / Martina Hingis (SUI) vs Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) / Francesca Schiavone (ITA)

Kieran Jackson11 July 2024 12:35

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