Lucie Safarova 'amazed' by Wimbledon quarter-final win

Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova celebrates winning her women's singles fourth round match against Czech Republic's Tereza Smitkova on day seven of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 30,
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Lucie Safarova expresses her delight after beating Ekaterina Makarova to reach the first Grand Slam semi-final of her career at Wimbledon.

Lucie Safarova has expressed her delight after reaching the first Grand Slam semi-final of her career at Wimbledon.

The Czech made it through to the last four on Tuesday with a convincing victory over Russia's Ekaterina Makarova.

Safarova will meet either former champion Petra Kvitova or Barbora Zahlavova Strycova for a place in Saturday's final.

"It is amazing. I played really well and wanted to get through this match and I am so happy," the 23rd seed told BBC Sport.

"I was serving well and being aggressive and taking her time away and that was the key to the victory."

Safarova's previous best showing at Wimbledon was a third-round appearance back in 2007.

 Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic celebrates winning her Ladies' Singles quarter-final match against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia on day eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2014
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