Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams leads field in women’s semi-finals

Serena Williams rallies to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Italy's Camila Giorgi, world No 52, staged her own upset over world No 35 Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 30 minutes.

Williams will next face Germany's Julia Goerges, the 13th seed, who reached her first grand slam semi-final with a 3-6 7-5 6-1 victory over Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens.

Williams responded by raising the intensity level and began striking the ball with ferocious power to break Giorgi's serve for the first time on her way to levelling the match.

The 36-year-old Williams was absent from the All England Club in 2017 due to her pregnancy, and played her first Grand Slam since giving birth at the French Open last month when she reached fourth round.

Williams hit six of her seven aces in the final set, including one clocked at 122 miles per hour, and won 44 of the last 54 points she served.

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Kerber has a chance to set up a rematch with Williams after losing the 2016 final to the American - although if she and Goerges win, it would be the first all-German women's final since 1931. "I knew that after the first set I was like alright, lets go three sets".

She is now ranked 181 in the world but has been seeded 25th by the All England Club.

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"I have a long way to go".

From then on, the result felt inevitable as she served beautifully, levelling the match and then, after a stunning backhand to break for 2-1 in the decider, she eased through the set, serving out to love to take her place in the last four.

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And, after a brief pause, Williams added in a total mic drop moment, saying, "That's what makes me great, I always play everyone at their greatest, so I have to be greater". "It's an honour to share the court with her", Goerges said after booking her last-four spot.

She next faces 13th-seeded Julia Goerges, who beat Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-3, 6-2 to secure her first Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance. She won her first WTA title in 2010 and followed that up by winning the prestigious Stuttgart tournament the next year.

Williams kept her opponent at bay, sending Giorgi scampering back and forth across the baseline with a range of shots proving she's back to very near her best. Williams unleashed some savage forehands that rocked the Italian then secured her first break with a crosscourt victor.

Following Pliskova's exit, No. 11 Angelique Kerber is the highest remaining seed in the women's draw. "I think it was a really bad decision from the supervisor and from the umpire".

Kasatkina, who earlier this year became the fifth player in WTA history with multiple wins over a WTA No. 1 before her 21st birthday, had 31 unforced errors, including seven double faults.

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