Barbora Strycova: the last to emerge of the Big Four Women standing

Unseeded Barbora Strycova will play seven-time champion Serena Williams for a place in the Wimbledon final after an impressive 7-6 (7/5) 6-1 victory over Britain’s 19th seed Johanna Konta on Tuesday.

Also Elina Svitolina will battle former world number one Simona Halep in the second semi-final.

They were the last four women standing after the quarter final matches on Tuesday. The two semi-final matches will hold on Thursday 1

Elina Svitolina

“It sounds crazy, it’s happening but I can’t really believe it,” said the bubbly and diminutive Strycova.

“I am extremely happy and my voice is even shaking still right now.

“I felt like I was playing well but she was striking the ball very quick and very hard.

“I got into the match and then I started to feel better and then I turned it around and the confidence was building.”

Simona Halep

Strycova, who succeeded in beating Konta where her compatriot and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova failed to on Monday after being a set up, said this performance was her finest in what is her 16th singles campaign at the tournament.

“I think this was one of the best matches I played here,” said Strycova.

“Especially as I haven’t been playing on Centre Court.”

Strycova, who served a six-month doping ban in 2013 due to a banned substance being in a supplement, said confronting 37-year-old Williams held no fears for her.

“It’s a great week to play Serena and it’s a match that I really look forward to playing,” said Strycova.