WHAT IS MEANING OF SEMIFINALS
: either one of two matches, games, or contests to decide which people or teams will be in the final part of a competition (such as a series of races or a tennis tournament)
She played against a lesser-known rival in the (women’s) semifinal.
— often plural
She won in the quarterfinals but lost in the semifinals.
— often used before another noun
the semifinal round
— semifinalist /ˌsɛmiˈfaɪnl̟ɪst/ noun, plural semifinalists [count]
She was a semifinalist in the tennis tournament.