I mean, I always say I plan on it, I would like to be there, have these goals. For whatever reason, today I was so calm. "We are here in the semis and they are all tough opponents and you have to play at your best", Kerber said.
After welcoming Olympia in September and tying the knot to the Reddit co-founder and venture capitalist in November, went back into full training mode-and just recently, shared that she missed a major milestone. For me, there's so much further I want to go to get back where I was, and hopefully, go beyond that. "I still have a long way to go to be where I was".
After Pliskova's loss, the highest remaining seed in the women's singles is Angelina Kerber, who is seeded at No. 11.
That is going to change now.
Rodina left the court for a few minutes at the end of the first set but when she returned Williams continued her domination with an early break in the second.
Williams hasn't faced a seeded player yet, and she won't on Tuesday, either, instead facing 52nd-ranked Camila Giorgi of Italy.
She now has a 39-35 record when losing the first set at a major.
"I was down in the first set but I kept fighting".
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.
Kerber took advantage of Kasatkina's erratic serving and errors to return to the last four. In the first set, the 26-year-old Italian, playing in her first Grand Slam quarterfinals, had Williams scrambling after her lightning-quick serves and almost knocked her off of her feet with one that notched 118 miles per hour.
Rapper Drake attends day eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, July 10, 2018 in London. 21-year-old Ostapenko is also the youngest active player to have reached multiple Slam semifinals; the next youngest is 23-year-old Madison Keys. Ostapenko started slowly in her 7-5, 6-4 win over Cibulkova, while Kerber suffered four breaks against Kasatkina-three of which came in succession at the close of the second set.
This is unchartered territory for 29-year-old Goerges.
Asked before the match what she made of Serena's form, Giorgi had replied: "I don't know, I don't follow women's tennis".