Belgium swept aside title holders Serbia 93-53 in the quarter-finals ©Getty Images

Belgium knocked out reigning champions Serbia to make the semi-finals of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Women’s EuroBasket tournament in Ljubljana.

Serbia were hoping to secure a third title in eight years following their success in 2015 and 2021 but they were thumped 93-53 by Belgium at the Arena Stožice in the Slovenian city.

Emma Meesseman and Julie Allemand played a starring role in a brilliant team performance from Belgium to sweep aside Serbia.

Meesseman recorded the first triple-double in FIBA Women's EuroBasket history after amassing 15 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.

Allemand continued her hot streak by dishing out 11 assists as she completed a double-double with 15 points.

Belgium are now set to face France who underlined their title credentials with a 89-46 win over Montenegro in Ljubljana.

Sandrine Gruda stood firm in defence while scoring 18 points at the other end.

Marieme Badiane finished with 20 points and seven boards, while Marine Fauthoux notched 15 points and six assists.

Hungary reached the semi-finals for the first time since 1997 after edging the Czech Republic 62-61 in a thriller.

The Czech team trailed by 17 points in the third quarter before mounting a superb fightback, with Natalie Stoupalova notching 20 points.

They were leading by one point with three seconds left before Hungarian captain Debora Dubei scored the winning points.

Cyesha Goree starred for Hungary with 17 points and seven rebounds.

With Serbia out, Spain will have high hopes of emerging victorious as they bid for a fifth title.

The winners in 1993, 2013, 2017 and 2019 were dominant in their 62-42 win over Germany to set up a last-four meeting with Hungary. 

Laura Gill continued her rich vein of form by adding a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds.