Serena Williams wins again at Wimbledon, closes in on Grand Slam No
Jul 11 2018
If there was any panic among fans of Serena Williams as she dropped the first set of her Wimbledon quarterfinal match against Camila Giorgi, that angst definitely didn't carry onto the court and into the mind of the world's greatest tennis player.
But the 29-year-old has erased those painful memories with a superb run, capped by a come from behind success against Bertens in her first Grand Slam quarter-final.
Both two-time Grand Slam champion Kerber and 21-year-old Kasatkina reached the quarterfinals at last month's French Open.
Williams is looking for her eighth Wimbledon title and has established herself as the big favorite once again, with the top-10 seeds all eliminated.
Williams ended up winning against Giorgi, and will now face Julia Goerges in Thursday's semi-finals. I just tried to fight for every point.
Cibulkova did her best to try and hang on but the Slovakian was left chasing shadows as Ostapenko blasted a backhand victor on her first match point to reach the last four without dropping a set in this year's tournament.
However, Williams lifted her intensity to level, before closing out the match to move a step closer to reclaiming the title she won in 2016.
"I'm a perfectionist. I always find something wrong", she said.
The professional tennis player is competing in the quarter finals of the competition, with Drizzy Drake cheering her on in the stands. "For me, there's so much further I want to go to get back where I was, and hopefully go beyond that".
Federer is taking on 22nd-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino before Williams faces Evgeniya Rodina in a matchup of the only two mothers remaining in the tournament. Ostapenko won last year's French Open.
Bertens hit seven aces and saved eight of the 10 break points she faced to win 6-3, 7-6 (2) against Pliskova and complete the latest upset in the women's draw.
25 seed, Williams is in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the 13th time.
Giorgi was game from the opening exchanges, but the opening set swerved in her favour when Williams failed to convert four break-point chances.
An ace took her to 4-0 and there was no coming back for Pliskova. "But when I come here, I come here thinking that I can do a good result, no?"
Del Potro held four match points while serving for the victory at 5-4 in the fourth set, but had to wait until the last tiebreaker to advance in 4 hours, 24 minutes, making it the longest men's singles match of the tournament.