Wimbledon set for 'Manic Monday' as 4th round starts

Wimbledon set for 'Manic Monday' as 4th round starts

Bertens followed her shock third round success against five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams by claiming the scalp of Czech seventh seed Pliskova. "I don't think I could do that", she said.

Seven-time champion Serena Williams advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Camila Giorgi of Italy. 'I feel like a lot of aspects of my game can give him a lot of trouble. "It's been a while since I've won a championship", Williams said.

"The more I can just treat it like another tennis match, the better for me". But this is only my fourth tournament back (so) I don't feel pressure, I don't feel like I have to win this. Hopefully, it doesn't come full circle and my gloating come back to haunt me in the shape of Anderson playing lights out! Serena's miracle run at Wimbledon, just her fourth tournament back from maternity leave, couldn't really be ending here on Centre Court against Camila Giorgi, the 52nd-ranked player in the world, could it?

I'm also going to a Wimbledon Experience post-tournament as quite a few things have changed since I last wrote about tickets etc.

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. As she figured, she would lose the point anyway if she gifted Williams a weak second-serve. By the time she was done, she had hit 20 winners and only 14 unforced errors in a match of high quality on both sides.

"After the first set, I was like, 'All right, let's go three sets.' And that's kind of what I thought".

Williams celebrated her milestone 100th match at The All England Club with a 90th win, needing just a tick over an hour to see off Russian qualifier and fellow tennis mum Evgeniya Rodina. Giorgi won 84 percent of points on her first serve and nabbed three aces.

Williams and her sister were taught to play tennis by their father Richard, who devoted his life to training them on the public courts of Los Angeles.

Goerges admitted it had been tough playing her close friend and occasional doubles partner on tour.

With Olympia's arrival and her marriage to husband Alexis both taking place since Serena was last at Wimbledon, this year's campaign has a unique feel.

All of those wins came in straight sets, with her last victory coming in the round of 128 at the 2016 Australian Open.

Goerges had suffered five successive opening round defeats at the All England Club before this year.

Kevin Anderson insists he is a "very unsafe player" who can "trouble" defending champion Roger Federer in their Wimbledon quarter-final showdown.

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