Unseeded Rybarikova makes first Wimbledon semifinal

Reaching her first Grand Slam semifinal, Rybarikova faces former French Open champion Garbine Muguruza on Thursday.

Rybarikova is the lowest ranked woman to make the semifinals of any Grand Slam since Angelique Kerber, then the world number 92, at the 2011 US Open.   -  Getty Images

Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova became the lowest ranked woman to reach the Wimbledon semifinals for nine years as the world number 87 shocked 24th seed Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday.

In her first Grand Slam semifinal, Rybarikova faces former French Open champion Garbine Muguruza on Thursday.

Rybarikova is the lowest ranked woman to make the semifinals of any Grand Slam since Angelique Kerber, then the world number 92, at the 2011 US Open.

The 28-year-old, who had lost in the first round in eight of her previous nine visits to Wimbledon, is the first Slovakian woman to make the last four at the All England Club.

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