Brit Elena Baltacha into Nottingham Challenge semi-finals

Elena Baltacha

Elena Baltacha continued her Wimbledon preparations in style after reaching the Nottingham Challenge semi-finals.external-link

The former British number one, 29, made it three consecutive victories at the event as she defeated Czech fifth seed Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-4 6-4.

American Madison Brengle or Italian fourth seed Natassja Burnett now await.

But British duo Samantha Murray and Jade Windley, who have also received a Wimbledon wildcard,external-link lost 6-3 6-2 in the last eight of the women's doubles.