Šafářová reaches semis at Wimbledon with Czechs guaranteed finalist


The Czech tennis player Lucie Šafářová has reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon after defeating Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova 6-1 6-3 on Tuesday. Šafářová, who is seeded 23rd, shed tears of joy after her win, which she described as the greatest moment of her career to date. In the semi-finals she will play one of two compatriots, 2011 winner Petra Kvitová or Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová. The Czech women have had an unusually successful Wimbledon and are now guaranteed to have a player in the final.