Serena drops first set but zooms into semis

Djokovic won the last of his Wimbledon titles in 2015

Incredibly, Goerges had won only five matches in 10 previous visits to The All England Club - and none in the past five years - before arriving last week.

As Serena Williams prepares for her 35th Grand Slam semi-final, the American star says a fear of failure is driving her bid for an eighth Wimbledon title.

But beneath the surface, the 36-year-old insisted she is feeling unusually calm as she enters the business end of the tournament. I don't feel I have to win this; I don't feel I have to lose this.

Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the first set and the Swiss never looked back.

Williams, asked whether she's felt any pressure during this tournament, said, "This is only my fourth tournament back".

"I just felt calm. I'm doing a lot of the right things'". "Honestly, I highly doubt it!" I had multiple surgeries and almost didn't make it when I gave birth.

Having shaken off the rust following her lengthy lay-off after the complications with Olympia's birth, Serena is on the verge of a 30th Grand Slam final berth.

However, Williams lifted her intensity to level, before closing out the match to move a step closer to reclaiming the title she won in 2016.

"You're only as good as your last win". Commenting on the matter before the championships commenced, Martina Navratilova said: "Forget the rankings; Serena is a contender for the title".

Kerber and Ostapenko is the more intriguing of the two semi-final clashes, with little to choose between the two in terms of style and confidence. But when it actually happens, it still is, like, 'Wow, this is really happening'.


The Canadian rapper, 31, couldn't help but smile as he showed up to another of the icon's grand slam tennis matches, with the star vying for her 24th single Grand Slam title, and her first since welcoming baby daughter Alexis in September.

"These are the matches I was working for as a kid and to be in the final at Wimbledon is great".

The 29-year-old had suffered five successive opening round defeats at the All England Club before this year.

It also took her until her 42nd Grand Slam appearance to finally get through to the last four at a major.

Williams, relieved, stood on the baseline, smiling and fist-pumping, before meeting Goerges for handshakes at the net.

"She's great player. It's going to be a battle".

"I think the serve, it's one of the points I have more - I mean, I can't complain about my serve", Giorgi said.

Serena Williams will face Julia Goerges in the semi-final of the women's bracket at Wimbledon 2018 on Thursday, the same day Angelique Kerber will meet Jelena Ostapenko in the last four.

But she failed in her bid to become the first Dutchwoman to make the Wimbledon last four since Betty Stove in 1977. I'm just here just to be here and to prove that I'm back. "It's so much fun".

Related News:

  • Eight boys rescued from Thai cave recovering — Sunglasses and chocolates

    Eight boys rescued from Thai cave recovering — Sunglasses and chocolates

    Narongsak Osottanakorn, head of the rescue operation, said a team of divers went back into the cave Monday morning, local time. But officials waited several hours before confirming their rescue. "Everyone is in high spirits and are happy to get out".
    ‘I think they like me a lot in the UK’

    ‘I think they like me a lot in the UK’

    It will be a working visit, which will see him have meetings with the Prime Minister, British business leaders and the Queen. He added it seemed as if the United Kingdom was "getting at least partially involved back with the European Union".
    Neville says Harry Kane carried injury

    Neville says Harry Kane carried injury

    Or, as one of my British colleagues put it, the "absolutely miserable history of being an England supporter". I don't know what else to say".
  • IOS bug crashes messaging apps on iPhones after typing ‘Taiwan’

    IOS bug crashes messaging apps on iPhones after typing ‘Taiwan’

    And given the relationship China has with Taiwan, the company might be appeasing the Chinese government with its flag blockade. China considers Taiwan as a renegade provice, and does not recognise the sovereignty of the island nation.
    Fortnite Season 5 Is Here With Tonnes of New Content

    Fortnite Season 5 Is Here With Tonnes of New Content

    In addition to these new features, "Fortnite" season 5 comes with a number of tweaks and fixes for the battle royale gameplay. This should provide players with more information on why their point blank hits are only registering small damages.
    Iranians protest teen arrest over dance videos

    Iranians protest teen arrest over dance videos

    Hojabri's apparently coerced TV appearance unleashed online reaction at home and overseas . I did not have any intention to encourage others doing the same...
  • Schumer's war on Kavanaugh confirmation courts disaster for Dems

    Schumer's war on Kavanaugh confirmation courts disaster for Dems

    There has been no one with experience in elected office since O'Connor, who had been a state senator and judge in Arizona. She said Kozinski fondled her in a auto after an event in the mid-1980s and invited her to go to a motel and have sex.
    Adult film star Stormy Daniels arrested at OH  strip club, lawyer says

    Adult film star Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club, lawyer says

    The law, The Community Defense Act, prohibits adult entertainment - defined as nude or topless dancing - between midnight and 6am. Earlier this week, Daniels performed in Washington minutes before President Donald Trump announced his Supreme Court nomination.
    'I think the United Kingdom  likes me a lot'

    'I think the United Kingdom likes me a lot'

    Mrs May will host Mr Trump and his wife Melania at a lavish dinner at Blenheim Palace on Thursday evening. The Sun , Britain's biggest-selling newspaper, said there had been "blunder after blunder" by May.
  • Apple Releases tvOS 11.4.1 and watchOS 4.3.2

    The update lets you play music through paired HomePods as well as multiple AirPlay 2-capable devices via iTunes . The update comes with a size of 47.7MB and can be downloaded now on all compatible Apple wearables.

    Trump touches down in United Kingdom on first official visit as president

    Mr and Mrs Trump will head to Scotland for the weekend, where they aren't expected to be involved in any official commitments. They are scheduled to spend Thursday night at the US Ambassador's home Winfield House, which is in Regent's Park.
    Lovren hails Croatia's historic World Cup achievement

    Lovren hails Croatia's historic World Cup achievement

    They were briefly silenced when Croatia equalised through Ivan Perisic in the middle of the second half. Croatia on Sunday, but don't forget that there is also a game on Saturday. "It was a tough first half.


Most liked

Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members agreed to meet spending commitments
The Alabama Republican led the delegation, which met with senior Russian officials , including Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Although administration officials point to the long-standing alliance between the United States and the United Kingdom, Mr.

Indians Blame Bullpen Meltdown On Phone Issues
Suddenly a 4-0 Tribe lead was down to 4-3 with the bases loaded, two down, and Reds left-handed slugger Joey Votto due up. Francona's affinity for nicknames - Perez is "OP;" Otero is "OT" - cost him dearly, too.

Manchester United players report for pre-season training
Lindelof embodied most of their good qualities such as their efficiency on the ball, their work-rate and their solid defending. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has ordered double training sessions for his players in preseason.

12 rescued boys make victory sign from Thai hospital beds
Their use meant that even if a boy panicked during the rescue and got water inside his mask, the pressure would expel it. The trapped group in Thailand have now all been rescued from the cave, and are now recuperating in hospital.

Suspect Arrested In Alleged Racist Attack On Elderly Mexican Man
Borjas said that as she was on the phone with 911, a few men returned to assault Rodolfo Rodriguez while he was on the ground. Detectives are trying to determine if there are more suspects involved in the case, according to the news release .

Theresa May aims to boost US-UK relations during Donald Trump visit
After the visit , Trump will decamp to Finland for a one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16. He said: 'I am going to a pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations '.

World Cup ace Kylian Mbappe 'couldn't care less' about the Ballon d'Or
But it is thought that Mbappe or England captain Harry Kane could yet rival Ronaldo by excelling in Sunday's World Cup final. We could easily have come to this stage and frozen. "It will be a World Cup final, a great match, difficult".

Meghan Markle wears special Roland Mouret dress out in Dublin
Julien Behal Photography The Duke and Duchess of Sussex , Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit to Aras an Uachtarain. Fire or no fire, Meghan is giving everyone something to talk about with her Ireland trip.

U.S. will reunite and release over 50 immigrant children
The administration faces a second, bigger deadline - July 26 - to reunite more than 2,000 older children with their families. DOJ lawyers said in a court filing that the government has tried for twelve months to locate the parents, to no avail.

Liverpool not interested in Paulo Dybala
Real Madrid are next in line to land Dybala, priced at 5/1, while Arsenal are also in the running at 8/1. Dybala could be seen as an alternative to Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir.

Samira leaves Love Island to be with fellow contestant
A shocked Laura returns to the villa on Wednesday night's episode to confront Jack, saying she "doesn't want to look like a mug". I think the best thing for me to get closure on the Frankie situation and for me to be happy is to go today.

Cat-astrophic TV interview? This Polish scientist didn’t think so
It's a universally acknowledged truth that cats have no regard for personal space. The news is very bad, but this cat is very good.

Pipeline dollars to Russia not acceptable: Trump tells US' European allies
Mrs Merkel told reporters: "I am very happy that today we are united in freedom as the Federal Republic of Germany". House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters on Capitol Hill that "NATO is indispensable".

Did England attempt to score while Croatia celebrated second goal?
It was a fantastic journey, we got further than anyone thought we could, we've just got to learn from it". Croatia have hardened warriors whose understanding of big matches at times came to the fore.

Liu Xia, wife of late Nobel Peace Prize winner, leaves China
Liu Xia is an accomplished artist and poet who reluctantly followed her husband into politics two decades ago. However, after eight years under illegal house arrest her health is a cause for genuine concern.