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FACTBOX-Tennis-Elina Svitolina v Simona Halep


Reuters London
Updated: 11-07-2019 07:35 IST
FACTBOX-Tennis-Elina Svitolina v Simona Halep

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A look at the records of Ukraine's Elina Svitolina and Romania's Simona Halep before their semi-final match at Wimbledon on Thursday (prefix number denotes seeding):

8-ELINA SVITOLINA

Age: 24 WTA Ranking: 8 (Highest ranking: 3)

Grand Slam titles: 0 2018 Wimbledon performance: First round

Best Wimbledon performance: Semi-finals (2019) Having been knocked out in Grand Slam quarter-finals four times before, Svitolina became the first Ukrainian to reach the semi-finals of a major and has dropped only one set at this year's Wimbledon so far.

She will take confidence from her head-to-head record against Halep, having beaten her four times, although the pair have never met on grass.

7-SIMONA HALEP

Age: 27 WTA Ranking: 7 (Highest ranking: 1)

Grand Slam titles: 1 (French Open 2018) 2018 Wimbledon performance: Third round

Best Wimbledon performance: Semi-finals (2014, 2019) Despite a hiccup in the second round against compatriot Mihaela Buzarnescu, Halep has dispatched opponents with ease and came back from 4-1 down in the first set of the quarter-final to beat unseeded Zhang Shuai in straight sets.

The diminutive baseliner has barely come to the net at the tournament, preferring to transfer her clay-court strengths to the grass by extending rallies to wear down her opponents.

HEAD-TO-HEAD: 4-3

2019 Halep d Svitolina 6-3 3-6 6-4 (Doha, hard) 2018 Svitolina d Halep 6-0 6-4 (Rome, clay)

2017 Svitolina d Halep 6-3 6-4 (WTA Finals, hard) 2017 Svitolina v Halep 6-1 6-1 (Toronto, hard)

2017 Halep d Svitolina 3-6 7-6(6) 6-0 (French Open, clay) 2017 Svitolina d Halep 4-6 7-5 6-1 (Rome, clay)

2013 Halep d Svitolina 6-1 6-1 (Sofia, hard)

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