Serena Williams wins again at Wimbledon, closes in on Grand Slam No

Carla Harmon
July 10, 2018

Federer was followed by Serena Williams, she of the seven Wimbledon trophies among her 23 majors, who was hardly challenged in a 6-2, 6-2 win against 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina of Russian Federation.

Williams will face Italian world number 52 Camila Giorgi in the last eight, with the victor going on to face either Bertens or Germany's Julia Goerges in the semi-finals.

None of the top 10 women's seeds remain in the tournament.

Garbine Muguruza, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Sloane Stephens have all been eliminated already.

But her blistering form and a series of shock results have paved the way for another Williams coronation at Wimbledon. "It makes the job harder", Mannarino said.

"I feel like I'm getting to where I want to be. Now that I'm not, it kind of happened".


The highest seed left in the draw is Görges worldwide teammate, Angelique Kerber.

"There's a lot to improve on".

Next up for the 23-time Grand Slam victor is Italy's Camila Giorgi, who is making her debut in the quarter-finals of a major. "For me, there's so much farther I want to go to get back where I was - and hopefully go beyond that".

"I'm always striving for perfection". I really don't know. "I answered this question, like, 10 times", the 2016 U.S. Open runner-up said.

"Each of us, seeded or not, we're just here to do our best". "Yeah, I don't know", she added. "It's still a long way until the end".

Serena, seeded 25th, was facing a fellow mother in Rodina, the world number 120 who calls the American her "idol".


"I'm just not afraid to miss".

Seventh seed Karolina Pliskova is the latest big gun to fall, the Czech crashing to a 6-3 7-6 (7-1) to big-hitting Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens.

Ostapenko also reached the quarterfinals previous year in her best Wimbledon showing, losing to eventual runner-up Venus Williams.

It was Serena's 18th straight win at the All England Club as the 23-time Grand Slam champion reached her 13th quarter-final.

"This is for me something pretty special", Goerges said.


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