Germany's Angelique Kerber too strong for Jelena Ostapenko

Novak Djokovic reveals what was his best match in career

It is something like her 35th Grand Slam semi-final, which is ridiculous.

Later in the day, Serena Williams defeated German surprise package Julia Görges 6-2, 6-4 to reach her 10th Wimbledon final.

Jeļena Ostapenko beat Dominika Cibulková 7-5 6-4.

Rebounding from her shock first-round elimination in her Roland Garros title defence, Ostapenko has marched through the Wimbledon draw without dropping a set.

"I knew after the first set, "all right, let's go three sets".

"I think she palyed really well and I was down in the first set but I was fighting until the end. I really enjoy time here, just looking forward to my next match".

While the 2016 finalist could not serve out for the match, she regained the initiative with another break before finally booking her place in Thursday's semi-finals with her seventh match point.

Angelique Kerber kept her hopes of winning a first Wimbledon title alive by beating Daria Kasatkina in the quarter-finals. "We are here in the semis and they are all tough opponents and you have to play at your best", Kerber said after clubbing 33 winners to Kasatkina's 16.

Kerber, the former No. 1 and two-time major champion who was the runner-up at Wimbledon two years ago, took advantage of Kasatkina's erratic serving and many errors to return to the last four. That's a decision that should please Djokovic, who told Serbian media on Monday that he was unhappy about playing all but one of his matches this year away from Centre Court.

Commentator and former great Tracy Austin said: "She has zero case, it's not her point".

With Kerber also in the last four, it is the first time two German women have made the semi-finals of a Grand Slam since Steffi Graf and Anke Huber at the 1993 French Open.

"It depends, if I have respect and I saw what that coach did before then I have respect straightaway and I listen to everything he says but if I see that things aren't really working so well then I'm doubting, and maybe I listen but inside I have this feeling that it's not working and like I don't need to listen to it probably", she says with a smile.

Thirty-third ranked Cibulkova, who has responded in feisty fashion to being bumped out of the seedings by Serena Williams' elevation to 25th, fought her corner in a news conference. "So I just started to play better".

Kerber won five games in a row from 1-3 down in the first set and also weathered another Bencic attack when the Swiss earned five set points at 5-4 up in the second.

She turned the screw with a backhand victor down the line to break in the third game of the final set and got more of her first serves in to take charge, sealing victory on her first match point when Giorgi sent a forehand into the net.

Kerber, who won both the Australian Open and US Open in 2016, triumphed 6-3 7-5 on Centre Court to reach the semis.

A hold to love followed and she wrapped up the set before breaking early in the second.

Here is a look at some of the key talking points for the women's last-four matches.

Simon failed to convert a break point, then a third match point for Del Potro ended with him netting a forehand.



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