Drake Shows His Intense Emotions While Cheering on Serena Williams at Wimbledon

Bertens storms through to Wimbledon quarter-finals against Pliskova

Williams beat qualifer Evgeniya Rodina 6-2, 6-2 on Monday to advance.

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

Pliskova crashed to a 6-3 7-6 (7-1) to big-hitting Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens, leaving world No.11 Angelique Kerber as the highest-ranked player left in the wide open draw.

The 30-year-old German remains on course after booking the seventh Grand Slam semi-final berth of her career.

The eight-time champion lost just five points in a 16-minute first set but faced break points for the first time in this year's tournament, saving all four. "You can be a mom, you can still play tennis and you can still be great", Williams said afterwards.

Runner-up at The All England Club two years ago, as well as winning the 2016 Australian Open and US Open crowns, Kerber looks on a mission to atone for a disappointing season in the slams in 2017. No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia.

"I said to her, "You don't have to be sorry", Bertens said.

Watched from the stands by her friend and mega-star rapper Drake, Serena struggled to hit the right notes in the first set. The number 11 seed overcame a determined Belinda Bencic 6-3, 7-6 and, like Görges, will fancy her chances at upsetting Williams' charge to the title.




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

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

Once Williams had figured out how to break the Giorgi serve, though, in the fourth game of the second set, the momentum changed.

Goerges, who had never made it past the third round in her 10 previous appearances at the All England Club, advanced with a comeback victory over Bertens.

"Every match starts from zero", Goerges said of her semifinal matchup against Williams.

The 25th seed came from a set down to defeat Camila Giorgi.

Rare is the player who can produce Williams' sort of pace on serves - Giorgi's average speeds were actually faster on first and second serves, and she delivered the match's first three aces - and mirror her power in groundstroke exchanges at the baseline.

Del Potro will face two-time champion Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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