Coco Vandeweghe is out of Wimbledon and Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova is on to the semis after a 6-3, 6-3 win.
It was a very disappointing effort from Vandeweghe that not even the weather, which forced a suspension in play at 2-2 in the second set, could turn around. The 25-year-old American had used her big serve to her advantage throughout the tournament, but she recorded one ace and seven double faults. Vandeweghe only put 42 percent of her first serves in play and committed 28 unforced errors. Her previous high in the tournament was 21. The loss comes just one day after Vandeweghe upset Caroline Wozniacki.
But give Rybarikova credit. The Cinderella story of the tournament, she had never advanced past the quarterfinals in any singles tournament — major or not — prior to today. But if she was nervous, she didn’t play like it. The unranked veteran produced rock-solid tennis against the No. 24 seed, committing just eight errors and converting on four of her eight break opportunities. It’s been a very impressive run for Rybarikova, 28, who also upset soon-to-be world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova in Round 2. She’ll face Spain’s Garbine Muguruza on Thursday with a spot in the final on the line.