Goerges downs Bertens to set-up Wimbledon semi with Serena

Goerges downs Bertens to set-up Wimbledon semi with Serena

Goerges downs Bertens to set-up Wimbledon semi with Serena

I don't feel pressure; I don't feel like I have to win this. "But it was tougher than the scoreline to be honest".

"I think it's a big challenge, especially with Ostapenko where I never played against her". "I feel like I'm back, but I still have a long way to go to get to where I was".

This is Williams' 18th consecutive win at the Championships - she missed last year's tournament as she prepared to have her first child.

That is going to change now. This will be Bertens first quarter-final appearance at Wimbledon. That top seeds from the women's side happened now shows that the field is quite even, maybe as well, regardless of who is 1, 2, 3, and 4.

"Every match starts from zero", Goerges said.

After their most recent meeting, in the French Open's third round last month, Williams pulled out of that tournament, citing a chest muscle injury that made it too painful to serve. "She can really hit the ball well". In a matchup of the only two mothers remaining in the draw, she jumped into a 3-0 lead in both sets and wrapped up the win in 62 minutes.

Kerber is bidding to win the Wimbledon title for the first time after losing the 2016 final to Serena Williams.

The fifth-seeded del Potro failed to convert four match points when serving at 5-4 in the fourth set, but maintained his composure to close out the contest with his first opportunity in the tiebreaker that followed. "I'm just pleased with my game today".

The other semifinal is No. 11 seed Angelique Kerber of Germany vs.

Latvian 12th seed Ostapenko plays former Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova. Williams will next face Italy's Camila Giorgi, who beat American Madison Brengle 6-4, 6-4.

In June, she was a match away from the French Open quarterfinals before withdrawing from the tournament an hour before her anticipated match against Maria Sharapova.

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

Still, Kerber had some trouble closing things out. She beat the ninth-seeded Venus Williams in the third round after coming from a break down in the third set.

But she failed in her bid to become the first Dutchwoman to make the Wimbledon last four since Betty Stove in 1977.

Two-time grand slam victor Angelique Kerber faces 2017 French Open victor Jelena Ostapenko in the other semifinal after the pair downed Daria Kasatkina 6-3 7-5 and Dominika Cibulkova 7-5 6-4, respectively.

Related news