Wimbledon 2022: Halep surprises Badosa, meets Anisimova in quarters

Halep overtook Badosa in the fourth-round match, losing only three games in the process and giving his Spanish rival a 6-1, 6-2 center court victory from start to finish.

Halep will face 20th seed Amanda Anisimova in the quarterfinals.

This was Halep’s second strong result against Badosa this year; At the Mutua Madrid Open in May, Halep lost just four games in a 6-3, 6-1 Round 2 win against the then No. 2 seed at his home ground.

The first match between the two top 20 seeds in this championship went in favor of former world No. 1 Halep, who broke Badosa’s serve five times in just 59 minutes on the court, never losing his own, and losing just nine to 17 winners. Hit for unexpected errors.

Badosa, playing another match on center court after sending two-time former champion Petra Kvitova to Round 3, in contrast, could never go; He made 20 unforced errors to only seven winners.

Although it was his first match on Center Court in more than 1,000 days, Halep actually stood shoulder to shoulder with other great champions on the Holiday Lawn on Sunday to celebrate Court’s 100th anniversary.

Meanwhile, 20th seed Anisimova defeated Harmony Tan of France 6-2, 6-3 to reach her first quarterfinal at Wimbledon and the first major quarterfinal since her run in the 2019 Roland Garros semifinal, a report on the WTA Tour website said. said in.

The last American woman in the draw, Anisimova is now an impressive 29–9 in the season, the fourth-best record on the Hologic WTA Tour behind Inga Swietake, Ons Jabur and Simona Halep. She backed up a tough three-set win over French Open finalist Coco Gauff by playing disciplined, powerful tennis to keep Tan away.

Prior to this year, Wimbledon was the only Slam at which Anisimova had yet to reach the third round. Her best result was a second round performance in 2019.

“Going into it I didn’t think it was possible,” Anisimova said. “It’s like a dream come true right now,” she said.

Anisimova enjoys her breakout run at the 2019 French Open. Then 17, Anisimova won over Tan and Halep on her way to her first major semi-final.

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