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Serena Williams and Roger Federer advance to Wimbledon quarter-finals

Serena Williams and Roger Federer advance to Wimbledon quarter-finals

Seven-time champion Williams has won all three of her meetings with first-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist Camila Giorgi, with the most recent coming in the first round of the 2016 Australian Open. "I'm telling myself, 'Why didn't I break the first game of the second?'"

"I don't think the draw is open".

Bidding for an eighth championship at the All England Club, Williams will be back on court Tuesday, but she is seeded only 25th, and that actually represents a big bump up from her ranking of No. 181.

Williams' latest match required only 62 minutes and was not much of a contest, a 6-2, 6-2 win in which she compiled a 30-5 edge in winners against Evgeniya Rodina, a qualifier from Russian Federation ranked 120th who was dealing with a bothersome left thigh.

Next up for the 23-time Grand Slam victor is Italy's Camila Giorgi, who is making her debut in the quarter-finals of a major. The only different thing is that it's Federer in front of me, and he's a really good opponent.

No. 14 Daria Kasatkina, 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko vs. Dominika Cibulkova, and No. 13 Julia Goerges vs.




Pliskova lost to Kiki Bertens of Netherlands, the No. 20 seed, in straight sets.

"I mean, I'm definitely going to have to look at it the right way". "These are the matches we work so hard for, me and my whole team".

Serena Williams figures this statistic needs an asterisk: For the first time since Wimbledon started seeding players in the 1920s, none of the top 10 women reached the quarterfinals.

Men's fourth round: No. 1 Roger Federer beat No. 22 Adrian Mannarino 6-0, 7-5, 6-4; No. 2 Rafael Nadal beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4; No. 8 Kevin Anderson beat Gael Monfils 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 5-7, 7-6 (4); No. 9 John Isner beat No. 31 Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (4); No. 12 Novak Djokovic beat Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Del Potro was leading Simon two sets to one when their match was suspended because of darkness Monday night.

Pliskova gave glimpses of her ability in the second set but Bertens held her nerve to secure a quarter-final spot.

"It's true, it has been a while", Nadal said. So hopefully I'll start feeling better mentally as well as I am on the court'.