Bertens stuns Pliskova as last top 10 seed falls

Serena Williams Wimbledon

She was the only quarter-finalist from past year to reach the last eight and is now through to her second grand slam semi-final having not dropped a set.

And Williams was followed by Rafael Nadal - two titles at Wimbledon, 17 at all Slams - who dispatched 93rd-ranked Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.

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.

Drake has been pictured cheering on his ex-girlfriend Serena Williams as she made it through to the Wimbledon semi-finals.

The victor of the Williams and Giorgi match battles Bertens or Goerges in the semifinals.

Though she was able to halt Williams' momentum and a run of four successive games, Giorgi could not prevent her from forcing a third set, the 36-year-old letting out a huge roar as she clinched the second.

"After the first set, I was like, 'All right, let's go three sets.' And that's kind of what I thought".

She is now two wins away from her eighth Wimbledon trophy and from tying Margaret Court for the most Grand Slam titles in history at 24.

Against Bertens, she won 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in one hour and 57 minutes.

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It's okay, Serena, just keep your eyes on the prize at Wimbledon!

She will meet German 11th seed Angelique Kerber for a place in Saturday's final.

The key game was when Williams powered to a 2-1 lead in the decisive set, against the serve, without conceding a point. "But I feel like I'm back".

Having cruised through her first four matches here, the question was asked of Serena Williams if she would rather have had a tough test to see exactly where her game is at.

"At the French Open I had all that pressure, now it's gone", former junior Wimbledon champion Ostapenko said.

Her dance of delight signalled the end of Giorgi's threat as Williams raced to the finish line. However, she took a big step back in 2017, going 1-12 against WTA top-20 players and failing to win a singles title.

You could understand the 13th seed's bewilderment, after she came from a set down against Kiki Bertens to win 3-6, 7-6, 6-1.

Bertens will meet Julia Goerges after Germany's 13th seed ousted Croatian Donna Vekic 6-3 6-2 in their fourth-round contest. "I feel good. I feel like I did better today, I had to".

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