By CHRIS LEHOURITES
AP Sports Writer
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Simona Halep’s first appearance at Wimbledon since winning the title three years ago is going just as good as it did the last time. The 16th-seeded Romanian reached the semifinals and stretched her winning streak at the All England Club to 12 matches by beating Amanda Anisimova 6-2, 6-4. Halep missed the chance to defend her title at Wimbledon twice. The 2020 tournament was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and she had to sit out in 2021 with a left calf injury. Halep says “I’m feeling confident that I feel the game the way I felt back then.” She will face Elena Rybakina in the semifinals. The 17th-seeded Rybakina beat Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.