Wimbledon 2019 LIVE results: Serena Williams vs Barbora Strycova, Simona Halep wins plus Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal build-up

Follow live coverage with Serena Williams and Simona Halep set to star on women’s semi-final day at Wimbledon.

23-time Grand Slam champion Williams suffered disappointment alongside Andy Murray in the mixed doubles on Wednesday but will hope to right that wrong when she faces Barbora Strycova on Centre Court in the last four. Opening up will be former world No 1 Halep who takes Elina Svitolina on Ukraine for a spot in Saturday’s final.

We’ll have all the latest throughout the day:

2019-07-11T13:24:52.150Z

Halep dropped only four games today.  

2019-07-11T13:24:01.043Z

Halep will play either Serena Williams or Barbora Strycova in Saturday’s final at 2:00.

2019-07-11T13:21:34.170Z

GAME, SET, MATCH SIMONA HALEP! Halep def. Svitolina 6-1 6-3

Simona Halep is through to the final, as Svitolina nets a backhand out wide!

1 hour and 13 minutes – a job well done for the Romanian. 

Svitolina did lead the H2H 4-3, but really struggled to be effective today – an inconsistent performance in her first Grand Slam semi-final. 

2019-07-11T13:20:30.216Z

*Svitolina 1-6 3-5 Halep (15-40)

Svitolina misses a drive volley at 15-30, which sort of sums up her performance. TWO MATCH POINTS FOR HALEP…

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2019-07-11T13:17:48.420Z

*Svitolina 1-6 3-5 Halep

Halep now dominant, as she holds to 15 with an ace. 

The Romanian is going for her shots, and it’s coming off – Svitolina looks a tad helpless. 

2019-07-11T13:15:26.160Z

Svitolina 1-6 3-4 Halep*

HALEP BREAKS!
 

She takes her first opportunity, as Svitolina skews a forehand wide. 

Halep now a set and a break up!

2019-07-11T13:13:25.790Z

*Svitolina 1-6 3-3 Halep (15-40)

Halep now dominating at the back of the court, and brings up TWO BREAK POINTS with a forehand down the line winner!

2019-07-11T13:11:22.183Z

*Svitolina 1-6 3-3 Halep

Halep holds to love for the third game in a row – Svitolina not really getting a look-in at all. 

Pressure immediately falls back on Svitolina…

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2019-07-11T13:08:41.663Z

Svitolina 1-6 3-2 Halep*

Svitolina crucially holds to keep her nose in front. 

The eighth seed has loosened up a little bit – it’s a much more even match now. 

2019-07-11T13:06:44.130Z

*Svitolina 1-6 2-2 Halep (40-40)

From 40-15 to deuce, as Halep runs Svitolina ragged with a drop shot at the net.

2019-07-11T13:05:36.280Z

*Svitolina 1-6 2-2 Halep

Halep holds to love, easy stuff. 

Different match from the one we saw in the first set so far in the second. 

2019-07-11T13:01:44.180Z

Svitolina 1-6 2-1 Halep*

Three quick holds at the beginning of the second set, promising signs for Svitolina.

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2019-07-11T12:58:56.076Z

*Svitolina 1-6 1-1 Halep

A hold to love for Halep, who finishes it off with a deft drop shot. 1 apiece.

2019-07-11T12:57:51.843Z

Svitolina 1-6 1-0 Halep*

A first service hold of the match for Elina Svitolina, to 15.

An ideal start for the Ukrainian as she looks to find some momentum. 

2019-07-11T12:55:44.106Z

*Svitolina 1-6 Halep

HALEP WINS THE FIRST SET, 6-1!
 

Eventually, on her sixth set point, Halep wins the game and thus the set!
 

Strange fluctuating match so far, but Halep the far more comfortable player.

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2019-07-11T12:49:49.490Z

Svitolina 1-5 Halep* (40-40)

Back to deuce as Svitolina hits a clean winner. Four set points have come and gone. 

2019-07-11T12:48:18.756Z

Svitolina 1-5 Halep* (40-40)

Halep double faults. Jeez. Deuce.

2019-07-11T12:48:00.250Z

Svitolina 1-5 Halep* (ad Halep)

Oh my that’s lucky!

A Halep drop shot clips the top of the tape and leans over, giving Svitolina no chance. A third set point!

2019-07-11T12:47:26.720Z

Svitolina 1-5 Halep* (40-40)

Svitolina saves another set point as she hits the ball more aggressively on the forehand side. 

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ORDER OF PLAY – DAY TEN

Centre Court (from 1pm)

Elina Svitolina  v (7) Simona Halep

(11) Serena Williams v Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

 (3) Raven Klaasen & Michael Venus v (2) Juan Sebastian Cabal & Robert Farah ​

Court 1 (from 1pm)

(11) Nicolas Mahut & Edouard Roger-Vasselin v Ivan Dodig & Filip Polasek

(1) Bruno Soares & Nicole Melichar v Matwe Middelkoop & Zhaoxuan Yang

Robert Lindstedt & Jelena Ostapenko v (12) Franko Skugor & Raluca Olaru 

Court 2

Jeremy Bates & Andrew Castle v Wayne Ferreira & Mark Woodforde

 Anne Keothavong & Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario  v Iva Majoli& Magdalena Maleeva

(5) Wesley Koolhof & Kveta Peschke v Artem Sitak  & Laura Siegemund

Mansour Bahrami  & Chris Wilkinson v Jonas Bjorkman & Todd Woodbridge

Court 3 

Anton Matusevich  v (8) Shintaro Mochizuki

(1) Emma Navarro v (6) Natsumi Kawaguchi

Nicolas Alvarez Varona & Juan Bautista Torres v (2) Shintaro Mochizuki  & Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune

(3) Natsumi Kawaguchi & Adrienn Nagy v Polina Kudermetova & Giulia Morlet

Court 5

Arthur Fery & Toby Samuel v Taha Baadi & Filip Cristian Jianu

Savannah Broadus & Abigail Forbesv Weronika Baszak  & Martyna Kubka

 Eliot Spizzirri & Tyler Zink v Jacob Fearnley& Connor Thomson

Holly Fischer & Matilda Mutavdzic  v Chloe Beck  & Emma Navarro

Court 6

Linda Fruhvirtova & Kristyna Lavickova v (2) Alina Charaeva& Anastasia Tikhonova

Funa Kozaki & Amarissa Kiara Toth v Carlota Martinez Cirez & Ane Mintegi Del Olmo

Flavio Cobolli & Dominic Stephan Stricker v Brandon Nakashima & Valentin Royer

 Cannon Kingsley & Alexander Zgirovsky v (6) Shunsuke Mitsui & Keisuke Saitoh

Court 8

Polina Kudermetova  v Daria Snigur

 Dalibor Svrcina v Carlos Gimeno Valero

(1) Jonas Forejtek & Jiri Lehecka v Tristan Schoolkate  & Dane Sweeny

(8) Hurricane Tyra Black & Shavit Kimchi v Aubane Droguet & Selena Janicijevic 

Court 12

(4) Martin Damm (USA) v (10) Carlos Alcaraz Garfia

 (10) Alexa Noel v Priska Madelyn Nugroho

(3) Martin Damm & Toby Kodat v Andrew Paulson & Eric Vanshelboim

 Kamilla Bartone & Oksana Selekhmeteva v Robin Montgomery & Maria Camila Osorio Serrano

Court 18

(17) Harold Mayot  v Illya Beloborodko

Elsa Jacquemot v (4) Diane Parry

(7) Liam Draxl & Govind Nanda  v Baptiste Anselmo& Loris Pourroy

 Valentina Ryser & Alexandra Vecic  v (4) Joanna Garland & Sohyun Park

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