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Serena Williams into Wimbledon semi-finals with win over Camila Giorgi

Serena Williams into Wimbledon semi-finals with win over Camila Giorgi”

"I hate losing. That's no secret", the 23-times major victor said after digging deep to deny Camila Giorgi a famous victory with a rousing 3-6 6-3 6-4 quarter-final comeback win over the unseeded Italian.

Serena Williams continues to close in on a record-equalling 24th grand slam singles crown after advancing to her 11th Wimbledon semifinal. She said simply: "I don't follow tennis, women's tennis, and I don't follow tennis". To be here. To be in the semifinals.

"I always say I plan on it". "But when it actually happens, it still is, like, 'Wow, this is really happening'". "She has a very powerful game".

Will Angelique Kerber upset Serena Williams' charge? "It's pretty unreal for me at the moment to get to that stage at a grand slam", the 29-year-old said.

She is first on Centre Court against Daria Kasatkina for her quarter-final clash this afternoon.

"No. Just to be clear, that was just today".

"It wasn't as tight as I was used to", she said last month. "Honestly, I highly doubt it".

She next faces 13th-seeded Julia Goerges, who beat Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-3, 6-2 to secure her first Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance.

Goerges had suffered five successive opening round defeats at the All England Club before this year.

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From then on, the result felt inevitable as she served beautifully, levelling the match and then, after a stunning backhand to break for 2-1 in the decider, she eased through the set, serving out to love to take her place in the last four. Ostapenko won last year's French Open.

She has bounced back in 2018, winning more than 75 percent of her matches and a title while racking up 10 wins vs. top-20 players.

In the opposite half of the draw sits Serena Williams, who is seeded No 25 despite being ranked 183rd in the world.

That is going to change now. "It's great to be in the semis", Kerber said after she finally sealed the win on her seventh match point. Serena Williams, 51? Eh, it doesn't have that same ring to it.

Going a break down elicited a typically angry response from Williams, who surged into a 40-0 lead on Giorgi's serve in the subsequent game.

"My arm is, like, amazing", Williams said. I'm just thinking about my next match, which is tomorrow. The two met last month in the second round at the French Open, with Williams winning in straight sets. "You can be a mom, you can still play tennis, and you can still be great". On Tuesday, she received that test, and she passed it with flying colours. I just tried to fight for every point.

The pressure Williams puts on opponents, particularly on grass, which accentuates the power and punch of her serve, is profound.



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