Recipe for Champions: Elena Vesnina reaches Wimbledon Semis

Russia's Elena Vesnina, the unknown and unseeded player has surpassed all expectations and reached the semi finals of one of the four major tournaments in tennis, Wimbledon 2016. She has heightened the level of her game and everyone's hopes by setting herself up against world number and defending champion Serena Williams.

"That's a dream semi-final. I think nothing can be better than playing against Serena in semi-final on Centre Court at Wimbledon. It's special," Vesnina told reporters.

"I'm admiring her. I'm always watching. She's number one in the world. She's best player in the world. I respect both Serena and Venus. What they bring to the sport is just incredible."

Elena Vesnina advanced to the semis by defeating 19th seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 6-2.

Vesnina has reached 7 Doubles and 3 Mixed Doubles finals in her career and this would be her first feat in singles game.