Serena beats Giorgi in three sets, makes Wimbledon semis

Jelena Ostapenko beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich from Belarus in straight sets

Williams reached her 13th Wimbledon quarterfinal by beating Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina 6-4, 6-2 on Monday, and never looked likely to join the parade of favourites who have been eliminated.

Serena Williams stayed on track for an eighth Wimbledon title as she fought back to beat Italian Camila Giorgi 3-6 6-3 6-4 in a fiercely contested quarter-final on Tuesday. She missed Wimbledon a year ago because she was pregnant, and she went about 16 months between Grand Slam tournaments, so her ranking is just outside the top 180.

The 52nd-ranked Giorgi, who had never taken a set off Williams in three previous meetings, overpowered the American to take the first set, hitting more winners and aces.

Serena Williams of the USA celebrates winning her fourth round match against Russia's Evgeniya Rodina.

Ostapenko was more efficient, serving her match out at love and converting her first match point with her 14th backhand victor.

Cibulkova did her best to try and hang on but the Slovakian was left chasing shadows as Ostapenko blasted a backhand victor on her first match point to reach the last four without dropping a set in this year's tournament.

If Serena lifts the Venus Rosewater Dish this weekend, she will join an select group of women who have won Grand Slam titles after becoming mothers.

"It wasn't as tight as I was used to", she said last month.

Seafood fears as Trump trade war grows
Companies worry the dispute could chill global economic growth, but Asian financial markets took Friday's developments in stride. China has imposed tariffs of 25 percent on hundreds of American products in retaliation for USA duties on Chinese goods.

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

The first sign of the pressure getting to Giorgi came in the third game of the second when she forged a 30-0 lead on the Williams serve.

Serena Williams is rightfully, shamelessly confident, which she not only exudes but will also vocalize if asked. "But I feel like I'm back".

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

"I don't have many words today to describe the moment I'm going through right now". Be a good friend and let her win'.

Goerges is at the other end of the spectrum, preparing for her maiden major semi-final after also recovering from a set down to beat Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 3-6 7-5 6-1.

Her opponent on Friday, Julia Goerges, is seeded 13th.

Juan Martin del Potro set up a Wimbledon quarterfinal clash against Rafael Nadal when he downed Gilles Simon of France 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 7-6 (7/5).

Related News:



Most liked

Trae Young Has Had a Horrific Start to Summer League
Allen and Young were both called for technical fouls after almost fighting each other in the first half of the exhibition game. On the way back up, hands aloft as if he were trying to end the play, Allen appeared to give Young a slight shoulder check.

Trump Narrows Search for New Supreme Court Justice
MARTIN: So who's left on the president's short list? QUOTE - "To be sure, the constitutional text does not answer all questions". Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on abortion.

News Trump's Pressure On NATO Is Working, US Ambassador Claims
Putin in March, when the president was urged by aides not to congratulate the Russian president on his electoral victory, Mr. Mark Warner of Virginia described Trump's desire to make nice with Russian Federation as "very problematic".

Soccer Coach's Training as Buddhist Monk Helps Get Thai Boys in Cave
Now just four of the youngsters and their coach remain in the hellish Tham Luang cave, in northern Thailand . The death of military diver Saman Kunan on Friday underscored the huge risks the boys face.

Germany: Merkel pledges ‘every effort’ to avert US trade war
Austria, which took over the EU's rotating presidency on 1 July, wants to strengthen the EU's external borders while avoiding internal controls on the continent.

Russian Federation top issue in Trump's United Kingdom visit
Smyth expressed doubts that the president would stop by for a pint but said he would "have a pint of stout ready for him in case". This was announced by the US Ambassador in London, woody Johnson, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to 24news.

5 important takeaways from the June jobs report
Many experts have expected job gains to slow because the low employment rate is making it harder for firms to find workers. Nonetheless, at 6.6 million, the number of unemployed Americans could again be smaller than current job openings.

Belgium's high scorers take on Brazil's miserly defence
One option could see Fernandinho come into the side for a role he is accustomed to playing at Manchester City . The victor will play France or Uruguay in the semifinals in St.

LA City Councilman Calls for End to ICE
But he said it's "heartening" that immigration policy in general "is at the forefront of the conversation ahead of 2020". In January 2017, the president signed an executive order to increase the agency's staffing by 10,000 employees.

Male top seeds win at Wimbledon, Cilic out
Serena Williams , the seven-time Wimbledon victor , is seeded 25th after her tentative return from the birth of her first child. The Croat was stunned 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 by Argentina's world No.82 Guido Pella in three hours 12 minutes.

Trump mocks #MeToo, calls senator 'Pocahontas' during campaign stop
Trump's comments at Thursday's rally mark the first time the president has spoken out about the #MeToo movement. I have a feeling she will say no. "Tester doesn't share your values", Mr.

Kazianis on CNBC: The North Koreans "Don't Have any Intention of Denuclearizing".
Tensions have calmed significantly, culminating in Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore last month. In the weeks since, Trump has repeatedly claimed that North Korea has "blown up" multiple nuclear testing sites.

Portugal ousted by a Uruguay, superior version of themselves
Figo saw Ronaldo who had played in the national squad for 12 years to lead the team crown in Europe. Doctors inform that Cavani has already started rehabilitation and perform some exercise.

Trump lawyer Cohen vows to defend himself, puts family first
The FBI seized roughly 4 million documents from the lawyer in April raids on his home, office, and hotel room. Stephanopoulos billed the unusual interview as a one-on-one exclusive, but Cohen was not talking to him.

Brazil legend Ronaldo calls World Cup media criticism of Neymar diving 'nonsense'
Brazil is heading to the World Cup quarter-finals in Russian Federation after beating Mexico 2-0 in the round of 16 . "As a coach I have a lot of options with this team but I know in my head what I want to do".