Wimbledon: Kiki Bertens upsets Karolina Pliskova to reach quarter-finals

Serena Williams rallies to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Serena Williams celebrates after winning her quarterfinals match at Wimbledon on July 10, 2018 in London.

She'll be facing Serena Williams, the seven-time champion who hasn't lost a match at the All England Club since 2014 - though she missed last year's tournament while pregnant.

Goerges had to do it the hard way after coming from a set down against the Dutch No.20 seed to win 3-6 7-5 6-1 and set up a showdown with the formidable Serena Williams.

Having swept all before her in the last two years she played Wimbledon, in 2015 and 2016, American Williams has now extended her winning streak at the All England Club to 19 matches.

"To really share this feeling with her (Kerber), with a nation, I think that's something which is pretty special, " she said.

She'll face Germany's Julia Gorges in the semifinals on Thursday at the All England Club.

Earlier, Kerber made easier work of Daria Kasatkina, beating the Russian in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5.

Williams said her sister Venus - a five-time Wimbledon champion - had already offered to coach Olympia if she wants to play tennis. "I don't feel I have to win this; I don't feel I have to lose this", Williams said.

Serena Williams set a new record but played down title talk as she eased into the last-eight.

Williams hit serves up to 118 miles per hour, delivering 10 aces, including four in one game.

But Williams rallied to win 3-6 6-3 6-4 on Centre Court and then insisted she was never anxious.

Follow the LIVE updates from day 10 action of Wimbledon, where the spotlight would be on the two women's singles semifinals.

"To be here, to be in the semi-finals".

There was a controlled fury about Williams's play, and when she conjured an off-balance backhand victor to break in the third game of the decider, the outcome was inevitable. "It's been a while since I've won a championship", Williams said. I'm just like an artist and I'm playing with the heart, yeah. She appeared emotional and relieved at the match's conclusion as she clinched her fists in victory and took a deep breath while smiling proudly. When she served for it a second time, she needed to navigate a 16-point game that included five deuces and all of those match points, until forcing a forehand error on the last one. "I still have a long way to go to be where I was".

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.

Elena Ostapenko their way into the semi-final took the match with the former fourth racket of the world Dominika Cibulkova.

"This is tennis. Nobody is walking on the court saying OK, I'll give you a free match".

Bertens tried to recover and clinched a break of her own but Goerges was not to be denied and levelled the match.

Her opponent on Friday, Julia Goerges, is seeded 13th.

It took a period of accepting the nuances of the surface, to see the results that have taken her further than in any other Grand Slam.

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