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Serena sets sights on eighth Wimbledon title

11 July 2018

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Germany's Angelique Kerber, the highest women's seed remaining (11th), ousted Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation in straight sets to advance to Thursday's other semifinal, in which she'll face Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko, who topped Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets.

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.

The issue: a pectoral injury that, at the time, left some doubts that she could play at Wimbledon. "I think everyone here has a great chance so you have to take it", Goerges said. As for his level I think he looked decent but not in spectacular form, Vesely was a real disappointment though, his forehand was powder puff stuff, loopy and it just sat up waiting for Rafa to take charge. You really deserved this.

She went a couple of weeks without practicing serves, and the rest did wonders.

"But this is only my fourth tournament back so I don't feel any pressure and have to win this", she added.

'Wow, it's pretty fantastic, ' Goerges said afterwards.

"I knew we were both moms, and I'm not sure how often that's happened, if ever". After the first set, I just said, let's go three sets. The two have never played each other. "But I feel like I'm back".

Yet here Williams is, getting stronger and moving better with every match.

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. Kerber served for the victory at 5-4 in the second set, but got broken.

He eventually finished off the world No.53 in the third tiebreak to move into his second Wimbledon quarter-final where twice champion Nadal is waiting.

With Kerber also in the last four, it is the first time two German woman have made the semifinals of a Grand Slam since Steffi Graf and Anke Huber at the 1993 French Open.

Hsieh protested, leading the match referee to come on to discuss the decision with the umpire as calls of "replay the point" came from a bemused crowd on Court 18.

Del Potro led 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), 5-7, after play was suspended in his fourth-round clash against Simon on Monday, and the Argentinean took little time in rounding off a hard-fought triumph after resuming on Tuesday. "I'm just here just to be here and to prove that I'm back".

Del Potro trails Nadal 10-5 in head-to-head meetings - his five wins all coming on hard courts.

This is unchartered territory for 29-year-old Goerges.

Serena sets sights on eighth Wimbledon title