Aryna Sabalenka overwhelms Ons Jabeur to reach first Wimbledon semi

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Aryna Sabalenka was only 20 years old when she strode into the top 20 of the WTA rankings in 2018. In the time since, she has compiled 10 WTA titles, she has beaten many of the best players of her time and she has learned how to harness her enormous power enough to perform consistently and rise to fourth in the rankings.

Those great achievements, ones that most professionals could only dream of, have for so long come with a caveat: she had never crossed the fourth round of a slam, and often wasn’t even close.

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