Lula Sun's remarkable run at Wimbledon came to an end in the quarterfinals as she was defeated 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 by the seasoned Croatian player Donna Vekic on a rainy Tuesday at the prestigious grasscourt tournament. This win propelled Vekic into her first-ever Grand Slam semifinal, making her the second woman from Croatia to achieve this milestone at the All England Club, equaling Mirjana Lucic's accomplishment in 1999. However, the path to victory was not without its challenges for the 28-year-old, who is not seeded. Sun managed to save three breakpoints under the roof of Court One and secured a vital 6-5 lead before clinching the opening set with a skillful drop shot. The New Zealand-born left-hander, ranked 123rd and a qualifier, lost her serve in the eighth game of the subsequent set. Vekic then experienced a series of double faults while serving for the set but regained her focus to level the match with another break. The tide turned in the third set when Vekic capitalized on a double fault from Sun and swiftly took a commanding 5-0 lead. She eventually closed out the match on serve, shattering Sun's dreams of becoming the first female qualifier to reach the Wimbledon semifinals since Alexandra Stevenson of the United States 25 years ago.