Home » Sport

Serena Williams surprised with Wimbledon semi-final appearance

12 July, 2018, 06:29 | Author: Tommie Newton
  • Wimbledon's most controversial player on ironic Serena collision course

23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams rallied from a set down to dismiss Camila Giorgi and reach her first grand slam semi-final since becoming a wife and a mother.

"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.

Jelena Ostapenko's delight shone through as she clinched a last-four place at Dominika Cibulkova's expense.

"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".

Recommended:

  • Trump To Reveal Supreme Court Pick During Prime-Time Announcement

    Trump To Reveal Supreme Court Pick During Prime-Time Announcement

    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.
    Wimbledon won't budge on World Cup final clash

    Wimbledon won't budge on World Cup final clash

    Wimbledon rules state phones, tablets and radios must be switched off "in and around the courts in play". The final will be played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
    France Team, Predicted Playing XI vs Belgium

    France Team, Predicted Playing XI vs Belgium

    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.
  • World's ugliest dog Zsa Zsa dies just weeks after winning title

    World's ugliest dog Zsa Zsa dies just weeks after winning title

    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 .
    May Proceeds with Brexit Plan After High-Profile Resignations

    May Proceeds with Brexit Plan After High-Profile Resignations

    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.
    Proved our worth by working hard: Russian Federation  coach

    Proved our worth by working hard: Russian Federation coach

    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".
  • Trump's latest move could push Obamacare premiums higher

    Trump's latest move could push Obamacare premiums higher

    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.
    Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Movie Gets the Greenlight, Will Shoot in the Fall

    Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Movie Gets the Greenlight, Will Shoot in the Fall

    However, Scorsese's producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff is still aboard here with Richard Baratta as EP. According to The Hollywood Reporter , Joaquin will begin shooting the movie in NY in September.
    Trump told Kavanaugh of pick Sunday

    Trump told Kavanaugh of pick Sunday

    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.
  • Tropical Storm Chris strengthening as it moves farther into Atlantic, NHC says

    Tropical Storm Chris strengthening as it moves farther into Atlantic, NHC says

    An Air Force Reserve Reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to fly over Chris Tuesday afternoon. Local officials were preparing to deal with any minor flooding or overwash.
    Netflix Just Made On-the-Go Binge-Watching Easier Than Ever

    Netflix Just Made On-the-Go Binge-Watching Easier Than Ever

    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.
    George Clooney Hospitalized After Scooter Accident In Italy!

    George Clooney Hospitalized After Scooter Accident In Italy!

    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.


Popular

Thai basil pork rice is first meal choice for rescued footballers
The group was found nine days later in a cramped chamber 2.5 miles inside the cave system by two British volunteer rescue divers . Efforts are expected to restart on Monday as low water levels in the cave have provided a brief window for a safer rescue.

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.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit: Trump urges members urged to double defence spending
And with that, he went on to push allies at the summit to double their commitment on defence spending. His comment that Germany was controlled by Russian Federation earned a rebuke from Berlin.

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.

Rakitic Is In Career-Best Form According To Croatia Coach Dalic
England fans in London react to key match moments in the World Cup semifinal loss to Croatia. That year, France both hosted FIFA's World Cup and won, beating Brazil 3-0.

Turkey dismisses over 18000 army, civilian over coup links
The emergency has been renewed seven times and the latest period is officially due to end on July 19. The PKK is blacklisted as a terrorist group by Ankara , the European Union and the United States.

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".