Fourth seeded Jessica Pegula attempts to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final. The American has to get past unseeded Marketa Vondrousova to reach the last four. There's a tough task ahead in the semi-fmals for the winner of this match. Either top seeded Iga Swiatek or wild card Elina Svitoliina are the scheduled opponents. Pegula has reached five previous Grand Slam quarter finals, three of them being in the Australian Open. However, none of her five quarter finals have been won. At Wimbledon, Pegula had never made it past the third round before this year. The American is up to third in the live rankings but has not won a title this year with only one final being reached. The American is consistent though and piles up the ranking points. However, a return of just two WTA Tour titles and just six finals being reached is not going to leave her much of a legacy. Only one set has been dropped on her way to this quarter final. That was the middle set as she beat fellow American Lauren Davis in the first round. If Pegula does reach the last four she'll have done so without facing a seeded player.
Marketa Vondrousova is a former finalist at Roland Garros. Before this quarter final appearance that's her only time past the fourth round of a Grand Slam. It's been a struggle for her in the past at Wimbledon with only one match being won in her four previous visits. Vondrousova began this tournament ranked 42nd but is up to 27th in the live rankiings and can climb another four places if beating Pegula. The 24-year-old reached the quarter finals of the Berlin grass court tournament this year. That form has been repeated at Wimbledon including beating 20th seeded Donna Vekic in round three. The last round saw her lose the first set to 32nd seeded Marie Bouzkova but she then only lost seven games in the next two sets. This is her first meeting with Pegula and we go for the American to get the win.