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Simona Halep defeats Paula Badosa to reach Wimbledon

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Simona Halep took a big step towards the second Wimbledon title on Monday. She defeated four-seeded Paula Badosa 6-1, 6-2 to advance to London's quarterfinals.

The 2019 Wimbledon Champion has been dominant from the beginning of the 62 minute match. Halep had 17 winners and only 9 unforced errors while continuing to win 11 games in a row at her All England Club.

Next to the 16th seeded Halep is Amanda Anisimova. No.20 Seed dispatched French Harmony Tan 6-2, 6-3.

As for Halep, this is her first Wimbledon since she defeated Serena Williams in the 2019 final.

Due to COVID-19, the event was not held in 2020. She was unable to participate in the tournament last year due to a calf injury.

"It makes a lot of sense for her to return to the quarterfinals after suffering from her injuries and self-confidence," she said after Halep defeated Bodosa. "I'm really happy with how I play. I'm really confident. I'm happy to be in court."

Bodosa from Spain can find his game There was an unforced error (21) that was three times that of the winner (7).

"I think everything went wrong. She played a good match," Bodosa said. "But I want to talk about me. I don't think it was my day today."

Anisimova, 1-2 against Halep, was the winner 28- while defeating Tan. Recorded 9 edges.

Anisimova was the only American left in the field and she didn't think she was still alive at this stage of the tournament.

"It's great to make it to the quarterfinals here," Anisimova later said. "I didn't think this was possible when I entered this. Now my dream comes true. I'm very happy because it's the first quarterfinal at Wimbledon."

Anisimova at the Grand Slam tournament You have reached the semi-finals once. This is the 2019 French Open before losing to final champion Ashleigh Barty.

Australia's Ajla Tomljanovich and Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina will win the quarter-finals after winning on Monday as well.

Tomljanovich defeated France's Alizé Cornet 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.

Korne was the winner and held the edge of 30-26, but she scored points with seven double faults. In the end, Tomljanovich won in 2 hours and 35 minutes.

"I didn't really think I could do that," Tomljanovich said. "A year later, I can't believe I'm in the same position."

Rybakina, seeded in 17th place, knocked out Croatia's Petra Martic 7-5, 6-3. , Brought the winner an advantage of 26-13.

This is her second career, the Grand Slam quarterfinals. She also went that far at the French Open last year.

This year was not an easy year for Rybakina, who fought a fierce battle with COVID-19 during the winter.

"Now, no matter how you play, it may not be the best physical or shot, but overall, you can win these close quarters. I'm happy. Match, "Rybakina said on Monday.

– Field-level media