Kerber downs Kasatkina to reach semis

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A nerveless 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over Italian Camila Giorgi propelled Williams into 35th major semi-final, where she will face German Julia Goerges.

'It was a very tough match, ' she said after the match.

It was Serena's 100th career main draw victory on grass.

Both were striking sweetly off the ground, with fierce exchanges generally occurring backhand-to-backhand but the 20-year-old Latvian started opening up chances off her forehand side to break back and level proceedings. (Though it was a good match.) When Williams was asked about her quarterfinal opponent, she didn't give the Giorgi-style answer of "I've never heard of her".

She then went a break up in the third game, but didn't hold it for long as Cibulkova got it back in the fourth. My coach wants me to go for the shots.

Twice Grand Slam victor Kerber, 30, will next face Latvian 12th seed Jelena Ostapenko in the last four on Thursday.

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.

Her path to the title has been wide open from early in the tournament as Garbine Muguruza, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Sloane Stephens have all been eliminated.

Serena Williams has lost a set for the first time at this Wimbledon.

But the American's formidable record could not dampen Goerges' jubilation on Tuesday because as she admitted: "After five years of first round losses, I have grown a lot".

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For their part, Napoli have already replaced Sarri with former Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti, who started the new role on July 1. City are understood to value Jorginho at around £35m, but Napoli initially wanted to take closer to £53m for him.

Over the last week, Kerber has watched all the top 10 seeds perish, which has raised expectations that she could repeat her 2016 run here to the final.

The German had a little too much nous for the unpredictable Kasatkina and will try to grab her first Wimbledon title.

"These are the matches I was working for as a young kid", Kerber, 30, said afterwards, "and to stand here again in the final at Wimbledon is great".

This is the first time the 21-year-old Latvian has made the semifinals at Wimbledon.

The No. 11 Kerber was the highest women's seed to reach the quarterfinals; it's the first time since Wimbledon began seeding players in the 1920s that none of the top 10 made it to this round.

Cibulkova has won both of their previous matchups, but she isn't going to be focused on anything but what she has to do to reach her first Wimbledon semifinal: "I played her couple of times".

Given the opportunity to criticise Cibulkova for protesting about the replay, Hsieh took the high road. "I have all this motivation to just win another one".

Ostapenko hasn't dropped a set in her first five matches and the 12th seed said: "I'm just enjoying being here". Dominika was playing great, but I'm fighting until the end and I'm gaining more confidence.

In the men's singles, Juan Martin Del Potro finally defeated Gilles Simon 7-6, 7-6, 5-7, 7-6 after a total of 4 hours and 24 minutes, in a match that stretched over two days.

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