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Sport in brief: July 6, 2022

Women’s tennis: Russia-born Elena Rybakina fought back from a set down to beat Ajla Tomljanovic in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Rybakina, who was born in Moscow but switched international allegiance to Kazakhstan in 2018, produced a fine display to make the semi-finals of a grand slam for the first time on Wednesday.

More experienced opponent Tomljanovic took the opener before the world number 23 found her form to win 4-6 6-2 6-3 and set up a last four meeting with Simona Halep.

Men’s cricket: Jos Buttler believes England are equipped to cope with “big expectations” and insisted their bold brand of white-ball cricket will continue long after his reign as captain has ended.

Named successor to Eoin Morgan last week, Buttler is set for his first assignment with three Twenty20s in the space of four days against India, starting this evening at the Ageas Bowl.

Men’s tennis: Top seeds Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram edged a five-set battle against Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin to reach the semi-finals of the men’s doubles at Wimbledon.

Londoner Salisbury and American Ram are bidding for their third grand slam title together, but were pushed all the way on Court Two before completing a 6-3 6-7 (1) 6-1 3-6 6-4 victory.

The duo made the last four for the second successive year.

Athletics: Mo Farah has cast doubt over his long-term racing future and insisted he will know when to quit.

The four-time Olympic champion will run the London Marathon in October, a month after competing in the Big Half in the capital.

They are his only races left this year after he was beaten by shop assistant Ellis Cross at a 10k in London in May.

Farah insists he still has the desire to compete but conceded he will only know if he can still match the best after London.

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