Angelique Kerber books her place in Wimbledon semi-finals after breezing past Karolina Muchova in straight sets as resurgent German prepares to face World No 1 Ash Barty
- Angelique Kerber is in the Wimbledon semis after beating Karolina Muchova
- The 33-year-old breezed past her rival in straight sets, winning 6-2, 6-3
- Kerber will meet either World No 1 Ash Barty in the semi-finals this week
- The German won Wimbledon in 2018 and will hope to triumph again in SW19
Angelique Kerber has booked her place in the women’s singles semi finals at Wimbledon after breezing past Karolina Muchova in SW19.
Kerber, 33, has been on the comeback trail in South West London, having entered this year’s tournament on the back of a poor showing at the French Open, in which she made a first round exit to Anhelina Kalinina.
The German defeated Coco Gauff in the last-16 to book her place in the quarter final clash with Muchova, ranked 19, on Tuesday afternoon.
Angelique Kerber has booked her place in the women’s singles semi finals at Wimbledon
Kerber, 33, defeated 19-seeded rival Karolina Muchova in straight sets on Tuesday afternoon
And Kerber made light work of her Czech rival, sweeping her aside in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the semi finals, the fourth time she has done so at Wimbledon.
The three-time Grand Slam winner triumphed in SW19 in 2018 and is two wins away from doing so again. She will meet World No 1 Ash Barty next up after she beat fellow Aussie Ajla Tomljanovic in straight sets.
‘I really enjoy every moment here, it was a tight match,’ Kerber told BBC Sport after he win.
‘She [Muchova] plays really well, especially on the grass so I knew I had to play my best tennis and I am so happy to be here again in the semis.
The German is on the comeback trail having crashed out of the French Open in the first round
Kerber, who won in 2018, says the return of crowds at ‘magical’ Wimbledon has helped her
‘To play here again in front of you guys [the fans] is amazing, thank you so much.’
The 33-year-old is riding a wave of momentum heading into her last-four clash, and she attributed her recent success to the return of the grass court season and the presence of fans at Wimbledon.
‘I think it is the grass and you guys [the fans]. I was so excited to play again on the grass court season.
‘I really worked hard the last few weeks and I am so happy I can play my tennis again, fighting until the last ball. It is a magic place and I am so happy to be in the semis now.’