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Wimbledon 2018 quarter-finals

Bertens storms through to Wimbledon quarter-finals against Pliskova Wimbledon set for 'Manic Monday' as 4th round starts
Cary Erickson | 11 July, 2018, 08:57

"It was tougher than the scoreline", Williams said. "I'm here just to prove that I'm back, and I feel like I'm back".

Williams, asked whether she's felt any pressure during this tournament, said, "This is only my fourth tournament back". "I went for it", Serena said. Serena Williams will be there, though, after she moved a step closer to an eighth title at the All England Club.

Serena Williams of the USA celebrates winning her quarter final match against Italy's Camila Giorgi.

That is going to change now.

Her next opponent will either be 13th seed Julia Görges, from German, or Croatian Donna Vekic.

Not to be left behind, Tendulkar also invited the Swiss tennis star to a session of exchanging notes on cricket after he wins his ninth Wimbledon title.

"Every match starts from zero", Goerges said.

After their most recent meeting, in the French Open's third round last month, Williams pulled out of that tournament, citing a chest muscle injury that made it too painful to serve.

Four of the first five games went against serve before 12th seed Ostapenko's game finally caught fire in the 11th game when she broke Cibulkova to love with a blazing backhand down-the-line victor.

Williams, however, lifted her intensity in the second set, avoiding any break points as she secured one break of her own.

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

"I feel like a lot of aspects of my game can give him a lot of trouble", said Anderson, the first South African man in the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Wayne Ferreira in 1994.

Germany´s Angelique Kerber, seeded 11th, is the top ranked player remaining.

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Standing in the way of her first major final since winning the 2016 US Open is the youngest woman in the Top 20, Jelena Ostapenko.

In June, she was a match away from the French Open quarterfinals before withdrawing from the tournament an hour before her anticipated match against Maria Sharapova.

The Argentine was in danger of being dragged into a fifth set when he squandered four match points, one with a double-fault, at 5-4 having hit back from 1-3 down. From then on, the result felt inevitable as she served beautifully, levelling the match and then, after a stunning backhand to break for 2-1 in the decider, she eased through the set, serving out to love to take her place in the last four.

Federer cruised past Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in his Round of 16 match on Monday in a thumping 6-0 7-5 6-4 victory.

Rare is the player who can produce Williams' sort of pace on serves - Giorgi's average speeds were actually faster on first and second serves, and she delivered the match's first three aces - and mirror her power in groundstroke exchanges at the baseline.