Simona Halep enters last eight

5 July 2022, 6:30 pm
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Former champion Simona Halep swept past fourth-seeded Paula Badosa to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the fifth time on Monday. Halep won 6-1, 6-2 in just one hour as her Spanish opponent’s game fell apart with 21 unforced errors. The Romanian, who was champion in 2019, has yet to drop a set at the tournament.

Seeded 16 this year, she will face either Amanda Anisimova of the United States or France’s Harmony Tan for a place in the semi-finals.

Ajla Tomljanovic reached her second straight Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday, beating French veteran Alize Cornet 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Both players struggled to win their service games in a match featuring 16 breaks of serve. Cornet, who ended top seed Iga Switek’s 37-match winning streak in the previous round, took the first set.