Serena Williams insists Wimbledon triumph is far from a formality

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Williams never was anxious about losing.

But her level dropped over the course of the next two sets and Goerges, 26, advances to play tournament favourite Serena Williams in the semis. But I think she's doing well. I'm hoping this is like a new thing.

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

Ostapenko played her usual aggressive style, compiling a 33-6 edge in winners. "Honestly, I highly doubt it!"

Germany's Julia Goerges advanced to the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 win against Dutch 20th seed Kiki Bertens on Tuesday.

"On both sides, the men's and women's, there have been a tremendous amount of upsets", said the 36-year-old.

Germany´s Angelique Kerber, seeded 11th, is the top ranked player remaining.

Runner-up at The All England Club two years ago, as well as winning the 2016 Australian Open and US Open crowns, Kerber looks on a mission to atone for a disappointing season in the slams in 2017. Ostapenko won last year's French Open.

Kiki Bertens ensured a record exodus of seeds at Wimbledon on Monday when she added Czech Karolina Pliskova to the list of big names to perish before the quarter-finals. 11, 12 and 13 are still around.

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The 23-time grand slam champion is playing only her fourth tournament since giving birth to daughter Olympia in September. For the first time at this year's Wimbledon, she had lost a set.

That is going to change now.

After going a couple of weeks without hitting a serve, Williams has regained her ability with that stroke nicely at Wimbledon.

The main favorite of the tournament Serena Williams faced problems in the match with Kamila Georgie.

Even when Giorgi held for 1-1 in the second with an ace though it seemed a matter of time before the match turned. I'm just very glad the way I handled everything today because it wasn't an easy match at all. It's 5-3 for Kerber and she will once again be serving for the match.

She hit one at 122 miles per hour against Giorgi, delivered six of her seven aces in the final set, and won 44 of the last 54 points she served.

"I am fighting till the end and it helps me gain more confidence".

The next time Giorgi served, it did. She's a fighter. She fights for every point. She seemed undaunted by the stage or the opponent.

Not one top-10 seed has made the women's quarterfinals at Wimbledon.

"If he wants to come to a Wimbledon final, he has that right".

Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia returns the ball to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women's quarterfinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday July 10, 2018.

Pliskova winced as she struggled with what appeared to be a thigh problem and Bertens dominated a tie-break to march into the last eight, unleashing ferocious forehand winners before finishing it off with an overhead volley that clipped the line.