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Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams leads field in women's semi-finals

Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams leads field in women's semi-finals

The issue: a pectoral injury that, at the time, left some doubts that she could play at Wimbledon.

After a insane and awesome final game Angelique Kerber, the only player to reach at least the quarter-final stage in each of the Grand Slams this season, reached the seventh major semifinal as she beat Daria Kasatkina for the fourth time in her career in seven meetings.

"I feel like I'm getting to where I want to be".

"This is only my fourth tournament back so I don't feel pressure, I don't feel I have to win this".

"I feel good, I feel like I did better today, I had to", she told BBC Sport. "Sometimes I feel, "Man, I'm in trouble". "I have a long way to go".

The 36-year-old Williams was absent from the All England Club in 2017 due to her pregnancy, and played her first Grand Slam since giving birth at the French Open last month when she reached fourth round.

Here's a hint, Camila: Williams is now just three victories from a 24th Grand Slam title, which would add to her own professional-era record and equal Margaret Court's all-time mark.

That is going to change now.

Williams showed her champion mentality to break once in both the second and third sets before securing passage to her 11th Wimbledon semi-final on her first match point.

Williams has fallen 13 times in Grand Slam quarter-finals - more than in any other round - but was never panicked.

Having crashed out in the first round at Wimbledon for five consecutive times, Goerges' emotions spilled over at the end of the match after she embraced Bertens at the net.

Considering what she went through during a traumatic labour nine months ago, since when she has played only a handful of matches, Williams's physical condition has been impressive.

"Every match starts from zero", Goerges said. That's time she probably won't have against Serena.

She served for the victory at 5-4 in the second set, but got broken.

"I didn't quite take my chances in the first set but tried to stay calm and keep working for the points". "I went for it", Serena said.

Goerges and Kerber have already accomplished something not seen at Wimbledon since 1931 by putting two Germans in the women's semifinals. No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia.

Part of the All England Club etiquette is to address the ladies competing at the Grand Slam properly and Serena Williams, though married to Alex Ohanian has been addressed as Mrs. Williams. Ostapenko won last year's French Open.

Angelique Kerber clinched her third appearance in the Wimbledon semi-finals with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Russian 14th seed Daria Kasatkina.

But Williams rallied to win 3-6 6-3 6-4 on Centre Court and then insisted she was never anxious. She completed the match with 33 winners to Cibulkova's 6 and 28 unforced errors to 13.

Jelena Ostapenko became the first Latvian to reach the Wimbledon singles semi-finals after she subdued Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 7-5 6-4 on Tuesday.

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