Wimbledon | Goerges sets up Wimbledon semi-final date with Serena


Serena Williams survived the toughest test of her Wimbledon campaign so far Tuesday as she came from a set down to beat Camila Giorgi and reach the semifinals.

Seven-times champion Serena Williams prevailed in a Centre Court mothers' meeting on Monday, roaring past Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina into the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Williams, who hasn't faced a player ranked inside the top 40 en route to the last four, will next face 13th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany or 20th-seeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.

Seventeen months ago, Williams won her last major, the 2017 Australian Open, while pregnant.

"I don't follow tennis", the Italian said when the subject of Williams' return came up before today's quarter-final.

But the 23-time major victor is heavily favoured to end her wait this week, fuelled by the thought of suffering the painful sting left by her rare defeats. "I mean, I'm hoping this is, like, a new thing", she said.

"It's important for me to have the losses".

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"I'm ok, I feel good, I feel like I did better today, I had to".

Having shaken off the rust following her lengthy lay-off after the birth of her daughter Olympia in September, Williams is on the verge of a 10th Wimbledon final appearance. Her younger brother, Amadeaus, is a professional soccer player, while her older brother Leandro is working to be an actor. "But when it actually happens, it still is, like, Wow, this is really happening".

Cibulkova advanced to her third Wimbledon quarterfinal, following runs in 2011 and 2016. "But I realized everyone is different". It appeared nearly to be a reminder to Giorgi, who said on Monday that she doesn't watch women's tennis.

Angelique Kerber, the highest remaining seeded player in the women's draw at No. 11, finally converted on her seventh match point to advance to the Wimbledon semifinals.

While some BBC analysts applauded Giorgi's go-for-broke approach Tuesday, nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova, who's covering the tournament for Tennis Channel, isn't convinced that answering power with power is the best approach against Williams.

Through her four Wimbledon matches last week, Williams carefully had calibrated the speed of her serves, taking care not to aggravate the injured pectoral muscle that had forced her withdrawal midway through the French Open last month. 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.