Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Mixed doubles: Williams, Isner differ on Trump at Wimbledon

Mixed doubles: Williams, Isner differ on Trump at Wimbledon

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning her women's singles quarterfinals match against Italy's Camila Giorgi, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Tuesday July 10, 2018.

In what was a rare meeting between mothers at this stage of a Grand Slam tournament, Williams was in control throughout a 6-2 6-2 victory.

In March, she lost in the first round of the Miami Open to Naomi Osaka, leading to a hasty exit in which she bypassed a postmatch media session.

"I'm not exhausted at all", she said.

Yet Goerges insists she can cause an massive upset against Williams.

"I'm surprised she's playing so well".

On the day when the final top 10 seed in the women's draw at Wimbledon headed home, Serena Williams secured a quarterfinal spot.

"Every time I play Giorgi, she always plays that level", Williams told the BBC.

But she was even angrier with chair umpire Zhang Juan during her win over Hsieh Su-wei after having a return called out and then corrected. The highest-seeded women's player at Wimbledon now is Germany's Angelique Kerber, who sits at No. 11 in the Women's Tennis Association rankings.

Her dance of delight signalled the end of Giorgi's threat as Williams raced to the finish line. "It's great to be in the semis", Ostapenko said.

"I don't think this has happened to this extreme", she added.

"It was tougher than the scoreline, " Williams said. "I'm just thinking about my next match".

"I feel good and did better today, I had to". It's like today, I hope I get off to a good start, go from there.

After losing the first set in the quarterfinals Tuesday, Serena Williams looked dejected and confused. Julia Goerges likes the sound of a repeat, though.

Williams is four matches away from winning her eighth title at Wimbledon.

Here's the reason Williams has emerged as a favorite: She has seven Wimbledon titles, while the rest of the field has zero. She must be aggressive, with the right degree of control, and has to test the stamina of Williams who has so far won a stack of short points and rarely been pushed around court.

The 2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open champion is not tempted to make a comeback of her own, as she watches seven-time Wimbledon victor Williams compete at the All England Club for the first time since the USA great won the 2016 title.

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

Serena Williams' baby has just taken her first steps at Wimbledon, but the seven-time champion doesn't want daughter Olympia to follow in her path on the tennis court.

Or when, about 10 minutes later, she stretched for a lunging backhand victor to break at love and take control of the third set, then raised a fist, figuring a berth in her 11th semifinal at the All England Club was close at hand.

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