Result: Lucie Safarova reaches Wimbledon semi-finals

Lucie Safarova is into her first Grand Slam semi-final after beating Ekaterina Makarova at Wimbledon.

Lucie Safarova has reached the first Grand Slam semi-final of her career after beating Ekaterina Makarova at Wimbledon.

 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© Getty Images

The Czech, seeded 23rd, moved into a 3-0 lead at the start of the opening set before she was able to clinch it 6-3.

The 27-year-old then dominated her Russian opponent in the second, breaking three times on her way to sealing a 6-3 6-1 triumph with one hour on the clock.

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

 Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic celebrates after winning her Ladies' Singles second round match against Mona Barthel of Germany on day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 2
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