Kerber, Ostapenko reach Wimbledon semis

Bertens storms through to Wimbledon quarter-finals against Pliskova

Bertens storms through to Wimbledon quarter-finals against Pliskova

Williams is seeded 25th after returning from having a baby, but is looking like her usual dominant self on the grass courts.

With all the top seeds sent home, the Wimbledon favorite is now Serena Williams.

LONDON: Kiki Bertens knocked out the last top 10 seed in the women´s singles at Wimbledon as the Dutch world number 20 stunned Karolina Pliskova with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) victory in the fourth round on Monday.

The 30-year-old German remains on course after booking the seventh Grand Slam semi-final berth of her career.

Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the first set and the Swiss never looked back.

"I don't know what I did", Williams said in a post-game press conference.

Serena Williams is prepping for her return to Wimbledon and she will have an extra special fan in attendance to cheer her on. She missed a year ago because of her pregnancy but is on an 18-match winning run at the All England Club.

Kerber takes on Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko in the other semi-final.

"I feel like I'm getting to where I want to be", Williams said.

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After claiming a 19th consecutive match win at the tournament she won in 2015 and 2016 but missed past year, she said she still had a way to go to regain her top level.

The 12th-seeded Ostapenko was aggressive throughout, hitting 28 winners - 13 coming off her backhand.

Williams stepped up to the line at 5-4 and brought up match point with an ace before completing victory when Giorgi could only push a forehand into the net.

Del Potro will hope his second trip to the Wimbledon quarter-finals mimics his first run into the last eight.

When Serena broke again for a 2-1 lead in the final set, the American whirled and pumped her arms.

"It's pretty unreal for me", said Goerges, who reached her first major semifinal at a tournament where she exited in the first round each of the past five years.

Serena Williams recaps her battling win over Italy's Camila Giorgi to advance to the semifinals of Wimbledon.

Williams is 3-0 against Goerges, winning in straight sets each time.

Rare is the player who can produce Williams' sort of pace on serves - Giorgi's average speeds were actually faster on first and second serves, and she delivered the match's first three aces - and mirror her power in groundstroke exchanges at the baseline.

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