I'd rather watch men play, says Wimbledon surprise Magdalena Rybarikova

Caroline Wozniacki

GETTY WIMBLEDON STAR Caroline Wozniacki was hoping to win her first major at SW19

Magdalena Rybarikova upset CoCo Vandeweghe to become the first Slovakian woman to reach the Wimbledon semifinals on Tuesday.

"That makes easier for me to play on grass". I mean, I lost I think eight in a row in the first round.

The 2017 Wimbledon Championships is gradually entering its final stages with the fourth round nearly over and 15 of the 16 quarter-finalists of both Singles tournaments confirmed.

"I won Birmingham (in 2009)".

"Wimbledon is my favorite Grand Slam, that's for sure". Now I won two titles, ITF I made semifinals in Nottingham, and I won against good players. Wimbledon crowds are ready for loving an outsider living a dream. "I really enjoy playing on grass".

She'll move on to face red-hot Garbiñe Muguruza next.

For Rybarikova, her past experiences at the All England Club are not so impressive. Muguruza beat her 14-12 in the third in the 2013 Australian Open first round and later that year at Indian Wells.

This year, however, she beat third-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the second round.

The Women's tournament has seen some brilliant performers as well with a few of the top ranked players producing commendable performances in the tournament. First, she underwent a left wrist surgery to solve a problem she had suffered for a couple of years, managing to play getting injections. "All credit to her for coming back and sticking with it. Vandeweghe continued nervously as Rybarikova steadied up and eventually broke again to close the opener".

But Rybarikova broke ranks with fellow quarter-finalists Venus Williams and Jelena Ostapenko, as well as former three-time victor Chris Evert, by insisting she was happy to get shunted off to the outside courts if it meant the likes of Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafal Nadal and Novak Djokovic got the showpiece arenas.

She added: "Sometimes girls they win like 6-1, 6-2, and sometimes it's boring".

"It was that moment during January and before Australian Open was the moment that I was thinking to myself, if this not going to work, to have another surgery or something else, I just don't want to hear it", Rybarikova said. It made much harder for the opponents to stop her.

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