Pliskova latest star to fall at Wimbledon

Saturday, 14 Jul, 2018

She fought back to beat Italian Camila Giorgi 3-6 6-3 6-4 in a fiercely contested quarter-final on Tuesday. She steadied herself, though, and even had a break point when Williams served at 4-2, but her chances were few and far between as her opponent continued to charge through a draw blown wide open by an exodus of seeds. The Latvian hits the net again and Kerber takes a comfortable 3-0 lead.

Having cruised through her first four matches here, the question was asked of Serena Williams if she would rather have had a tough test to see exactly where her game is at. "I think it's been a great week or so for me here". So it's really cool. "I don't know if you can tell, there are a lot of things I need to work on".

Serving for the set, Bertens was put under pressure at 30-30 and deuce but came good to take the opener 6-3.

Gorges beat Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in her quarterfinal quarrel.

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. Her loss marks the first time in the Open era that any major has featured a quarterfinal round without a top-10 seed on either the men's or women's side, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

She'll be facing Serena Williams, the seven-time champion who hasn't lost a match at the All England Club since 2014 - though she missed last year's tournament while pregnant.

Following Pliskova's exit, No. 11 Angelique Kerber is the highest remaining seed in the women's draw.

The two-time Grand Slam champion from Germany defeated No. 14 Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 7-5 on Centre Court to reach the semifinals at the All England Club for a third time.

Serena Williams is the "superhero" of the Wimbledon grass, according to Marion Bartoli, with the Frenchwoman also suggesting it is "scary" how well the new mother has played on the way to the semifinals. After the review confirmed the ball landed on the line, umpire Juan Zhang of China awarded the point to Cibulkova.

After seven minutes, the decision was finally changed and the point replayed.

Cibulkova took the set and the incident seemed to effect Hsieh, who was beaten 6-4 6-1. "I answered this question, like, 10 times", the 2016 U.S. Open runner-up said.

Julia Goerges reacts after beating Kiki Bertens in a Wimbledon quarter-final match.

Cibulkova will face Jelena Ostapenko after the Latvian, last year's French Open victor, beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-7 (7/4) 6-0. When she served for it a second time, she needed to navigate a 16-point game that included five deuces and all of those match points, until forcing a forehand error on the last.

The 12th-seeded Ostapenko was aggressive throughout, hitting 28 winners - 13 coming off her backhand.