Serena Williams proves semi-tough at Wimbledon

Annette Crawford
July 11, 2018

"The more I can just treat it like another tennis match, the better for me".

"After five years of first-round losses here, I think I've grown a lot to get to the semi-finals".

The All England Club seeded her there as a nod to all of her past success at the grass-court major, including titles the last two times she entered, in 2015 and 2016.

Serena Williams of the US celebrates winning her quarter final match against Italy's Camila Giorgi.

I'm also going to a Wimbledon Experience post-tournament as quite a few things have changed since I last wrote about tickets etc.

Her next opponent will either be 13th seed Julia Görges, from German, or Croatian Donna Vekic.

If Anderson is to shock Federer, who has only lost once before the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 15 years, he will need to call up the heavy artillery which has served him well at the tournament this year.

But the title favourite is seven-time champion Serena Williams, seeded 25th after her lengthy maternity leave, and due to face Russian qualifier - and fellow mother - Evgeniya Rodina later on Monday.

Williams took the set in convincing fashion, 6-3, and yelled her trademark, "Come on!" as she clinched the final point.


"I think the match starts from zero".

If he ever decides to stop playing tennis, Roger Federer may have a future in another sport. For her, it's a bit easier because she likes really these balls.

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. After the first set, I just said, let's go three sets.

Latvian history-maker Jelena Ostapenko remains in the hunt for a second grand slam title in 13 months after ending Aliaksandra Sasnovich's giant-killing campaign.

"At the French Open a couple weeks ago I had so much pressure".

The two-time Grand Slam champion from Germany defeated No. 14 Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 7-5 on Centre Court to reach the semifinals at the All England Club for a third time. He was able to tread water until 5-all, when Federer returned a 123 miles per hour serve, quickly gained control of a baseline exchange, then hopped and screamed, "Come on!" as a backhand flew long for the break.

Such was Goerges' surprise, she even apologised to clay-court specialist and good friend Bertens at the net during their lengthy embrace for ending the 20th seed's own remarkable run to the last eight.

In the men's draw, Juan Martin del Potro completed a hard-fought fourth-round win over Gilles Simon 7-6 (7-1) 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 7-6 (7-5).

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER