"Everything right now is a little bit of a surprise". "To be here. To be in the semifinals. They will watch me play here at Wimbledon", she said. "I feel like I'm back, but I still have a long way to go to get to where I was".
"I'm just here just to be here, and to prove that I'm back", Williams added. And I feel like I'm back. It's also a first for any Grand Slam tournament in the 50-year professional era.
That is going to change now.
Williams faces German 13th seed Julia Gorges in Thursday's semi-finals.
But she was broken in the first set as Giorgi took 16 of 19 points behind her first serve and even saved four break points as she tried to consolidate.
Williams never was anxious about losing.
"I knew after the first set, "all right, let's go three sets". I'm fighting to the end and it helps me, gives me more confidence", said the youngest player left in the draw.
Li Na said she was stunned by Serena Williams' impressive comeback from giving birth and said her old rival has a golden chance to reclaim her Wimbledon crown.
A double fault and a superb Goerges forehand created break point in Bertens' next service game but she was again up to the task, producing two big serves.
If Görges manages what would be an almighty upset, then we could be looking at an all-German final, something that has not happened in any grand slam event since Michael Stich upset Boris Becker at Wimbledon in 1991.
Since seeds were introduced in the 1920s, it's the first time none of the top-10 have reached the women's quarterfinals at Wimbledon.
Nadal marches past Vesely into Wimbledon last 8
The Spaniard will face Novak Djokovic in the last four for a chance to meet either John Isner or Kevin Anderson in the final. The dogfight Nadal feared and Del Potro knew was his only route to the semi-finals had begun in earnest. "Rafa is a fighter".
Serena Williams may be on the verge of making history at Wimbledon, but the stress-free former champion insists she doesn't feel under any pressure.
It is something like her 35th Grand Slam semi-final, which is ridiculous.
Still, Kerber had some trouble closing things out.
"To really share this feeling with her, with a nation, I think that's something which is pretty special".
She is unbeaten at the championships since 2014, winning the title in 2015 and 2016.
"It's my point", Cibulkova said, ignoring the fact she had stopped before Hseih's shot legally landed in.
Li has inspired a new generation of Chinese female tennis players and the sport is growing in her homeland, with tournaments and facilities mushrooming.
The Slovakian reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the third time on Monday in a controversial 6-4, 6-1 win over Hsieh Su-wei.
Goerges arrived at The All England Club last week having won just five matches in 10 previous Wimbledon campaigns - and none in five years.
It is not often you see Williams scrambling to return a serve or almost knocked off her feet by the force of a near 120mph delivery - it is more often her dishing that up - but she was given a taste of her own medicine by the fearless Giorgi.
"It was a very tough match but I was just trying to enjoy it".
On Monday before Trump announced his nominee , the White House sent out the list again and touted Trump's selection process. He also worked for independent counsel Kenneth Starr during the Whitewater investigation of President Bill Clinton.
The Red Devils have never finished better than fourth place, a result from their first and only trip to the semifinals in 1986. It was a fascinating first half and all that was missing was a goal but one came soon after the break.
After winning the annual contest in California, Zsa Zsa and her entourage flew to NY for an appearance on NBC's " Today Show". Zsa Zsa , the world's ugliest dog, died just nine short days after winning the title, according to NBC's the Today Show .
Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen is the first Tory reported to have submitted a letter declaring no confidence in Theresa May . May's supporters are now reported to be anxious that more ministers could go and a no-confidence vote could be triggered.
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has identified Raheem Sterling as England's danger man in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday. A World Cup host city must have a hub for fans to meet and watch games on giant screens. "We have to savor it".
The news comes at a critical time for the Covered California exchange, which was set to announce rates for 2019 this month. The risk adjustment program redistributes funds from plans with lower-risk enrollees to plans with higher-risk enrollees.
Rand Paul of Kentucky had expressed concerns but tweeted that he looked forward to meeting with Kavanaugh "with an open mind". Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
The move is the latest evolution of Netflix's mobile experience, which has grown in importance since its first app launch in 2010. But the service can determine with "high confidence" that you'll probably want to continue watching a show you've downloaded.
Clooney is now on the island filming a new TV series "Catch-22", based off the book of the same name written by Joseph Heller. The Money Monster star was going 60 miles per hour and thrown 20 feet in the air, TMZ reports and his rep confirms.
Respect the allies you have
Trump was due to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron later on Wednesday. We pay far too much and they pay far too little. "In that we also defend the interests of the United States".
Prince Louis Christened In Front Of Royal Family
Prince George and Princess Charlotte holding onto their father Prince William \'s hands as they leave the chapel. The little prince wore the same gown his older siblings wore to their christenings and continued the tradition.
Anderson upsets Federer in marathon thriller at Wimbledon
The Swiss lost his serve, putting the match in Anderson's big-serving hands. "It just happened to be that today wasn't the day". Djokovic defeated 24 seed Kei Nishikori in four sets on Wednesday at Wimbledon , 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, to advance.
The reluctant prince shows his amusing side
Speaking of kids, a light-hearted moment occurred earlier in the day when the couple visited Dublin's Croke Park stadium. Upon their arrival, Markle and her prince were greeted by the Taoiseach (or prime minister) of Ireland, Leo Varadkar.
Ahead of summit, Trump won't label Putin friend or foe
But with the president in attendance, Bremmer argued, it's bound to end in animus, just like the recent G-7 meeting. Putin reportedly has been telling Trump that "fake news" and the "deep state" are conspiring against them.
May fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit
In June this year he urged Mrs May to deliver a "full British Brexit", and not something that was "half-hearted". Fallon warned Conservative rebels that a challenge to May's leadership is "the last thing we need".