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.
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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.
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