Williams beat qualifer Evgeniya Rodina 6-2, 6-2 on Monday to advance. Bertens is seeded 20th.
On Tuesday, trailing the surprisingly hard-serving Giorgi by a set, Williams fired a 122-mph serve (her fastest all tournament) to start the second set, as if to declare she had no intention of being bounced from Wimbledon just yet. It was a fearless performance that offered Williams one of her toughest tests since returning. "I've played tennis for over 30 years, so I'm so used to [being] incredibly fit". So it's really cool. Her father was a former soldier for Argentina in the Falklands War but is now a full-time tennis coach for his daughter.
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.
The ICC shared an image of the Test rankings for batsmen which showed the 20-time Grand Slam victor as the number one batsman in the world.
Serena Williams survived a major scare before sealing her 11th Wimbledon semifinal appearance, while Angelique Kerber remains the seven-time champion's main title rival after the German joined her in the last four on Tuesday. Williams is the only remaining American in the women's singles bracket. She advanced Monday with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over Belinda Bencic and will next face Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation.
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Her path to the title has been wide open from early in the tournament as Garbine Muguruza, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Sloane Stephens have all been eliminated.
Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the first set and the Swiss never looked back. After the review confirmed the ball landed on the line, umpire Juan Zhang of China awarded the point to Cibulkova. "Olympia is not playing tennis, unless of course she wants to".
She now has a 39-35 record when losing the first set at a major. 'I'm getting there. Yeah, I don't think I'm there yet. "It was [a] really bad decision from the supervisor and from the umpire". If she missed her first serve, she'd simply blast another first serve with all her might, rather than a high-percentage second serve, and not worry about double-faulting. No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia.
Even when Serena was on the brink of losing the set, she managed to hit a 122 miles per hour serve, her fastest of the tournament.
On Wednesday, the 29-year-old will be playing in his first Wimbledon quarter-final since 2013, when he went on to lose to Novak Djokovic in an epic semi-final. "You can be a mom, you can still play tennis and you can still be great". She seemed undaunted by the stage or the opponent.