Jasmine Paolini wins longest Wimbledon women’s semifinal

Jasmine Paolini reached her second consecutive Grand Slam final in what is now officially the longest Wimbledon women’s semifinal match on record. 
It took her 2 hours and 51 minutes to achieve the  feat  after dropping the opening set, to win the contest 2-6, 6-4, 7-6  over Donna Vekic on center court.

Seventh seed Paolini will now face Czech 31st seed Barbora Krejcikova after she claimed a remarkable 3-6 6-3, 6-4 comeback victory against Elena Rybakina, the 2022 champion.

It means there will be a new name etched into the Venus Rosewater Dish following Saturday’s final.

Paolini, who had never won a match at this tournament before this year but who has gained huge popularity with her enthusiasm, bubbly personality and incredible shot-making skills, said: “I was serving really bad so I am so happy. This match I will remember forever.


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