Serena Williams storms back to reach Wimbledon semifinals

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"I mean, I always say I plan on it, I would like to be there, have these goals", Williams said. "But when it actually happens, it still is, like, Wow, this is really happening".

Against an opponent as formidable as Williams, simply trying to beat her at a power-game is a tall order. John Isner, Kevin Anderson and Milos Raonic also secured spots in the quarterfinals. I'm doing a lot of the right things.

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

'But I feel like, as I've said, I feel like I'm playing some of the best tennis of my career. "Honestly, I highly doubt it".

Julia Goerges advanced to her first Wimbledon semi-final with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over 20th-seeded Kiki Bertens.

"Every match starts from zero", Goerges said of her semifinal matchup against Williams.

The highest seed left in the draw is Görges worldwide teammate, Angelique Kerber.

Jelena Ostapenko and Dominika Cibulkova will also meet in Tuesday's quarterfinals.

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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.

"At the French Open a couple weeks ago I had so much pressure".

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. In a tournament where the top 10 women's players have been eliminated, Giorgi hadn't faced a seeded player since her first-round win over No. 21 Anastasija Sevastova. 11, 12 and 13 are still around.

In the opposite half of the draw sits Serena Williams, who is seeded No 25 despite being ranked 183rd in the world.

Williams missed last year's Wimbledon as she was pregnant with her first child.

Will Angelique Kerber upset Serena Williams' charge? "The "1" part does, but not the '5'". She jumped to a 3-0 lead in both sets and wrapped up the win in 62 minutes.

"Wow, it's pretty incredible", Goerges said. "I'm here just to prove that I'm back, and I feel like I'm back". However, Giorgi came through a huge test of character as she saved three break points and then a fourth with the help of a fierce forehand as she earned an important hold.

The rapper, 31, sipped on a glass of Pimms as his rumoured ex-girlfriend, Williams, 36, soared to victory against Camila Giorgi, bagging herself a place in the semi-finals. He's played there a few more times than that.

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