Simone Halep has yet to lose a set at Wimbledon as she defeats Amanda Anisimova to reach the semi-finals.

Halep, which was supposed to take a long break from sports Last year, after recovering from a calf injury, she seemed to be on a strong path to victory on Wednesday, finishing the first set with ease and making two breaks in the second.

But Anisimova hit back with her own break to take a 0-40 lead with Halep serving for the match, only for the Romanian to win the next five in a row, claiming victory as Anisimova drifted a long backhand.

This means that Halep has yet to lose a set at this year’s tournament and is well placed to win her third Grand Slam title and her second at Wimbledon.

“Definitely I have played the best tennis (since 2019),” she said in her on-court interview. “I fought a lot last year and now I’m just trying to get my confidence back.

“(My) tennis is here, so I just have to believe. I started doing it, and it’s good.”

Halep celebrating his victory in the match against Anisimova.

Halep will next play Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan after the 17th seed cameback 4-6 6-2 6-3 against Australia’s Ayla Tomlyanovic in the other women’s semi-final on Wednesday.

“It’s great to be back in the semi-finals,” added Halep. “Now I am very emotional, because to return to the semi-finals means a lot. Today I played with a strong opponent, she could crush the ball at the end.

“I didn’t really know what to do, but I just believed in myself, I said that I had to stand on my feet – they helped me today – and I completely believed that I could win.”

Halep took a 5-1 lead against Anisimova, beating her opponent 1-1 and 3-1 before taking the first set in 30 minutes.

Anisimova lost her head in the second set and ended the match with 28 unforced errors against Halep’s six.

Anisimova (right) and Halep meet at the net during the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

The fight looked out of reach for the 20-year-old American with a 5-1 score in the second set, but Anisimova started to land the hard shots she was looking for earlier in the match and came close to equalizing at 5-4.

However, the late surge was too late and Halep rallied to reach her third Wimbledon semi-final.

In the other semi-final of the women’s draw, Tunisia Ons Gill will meet with Tatiana Maria from Germany, both matches are scheduled for Thursday.