Former world number one Serena Williams survived a major scare in her quarterfinal clash with world number 52 Italian Camila Giorgi to book a semifinal place at the ongoing Wimbledon Open title.
The seven-time champion lost the first set before taking the next two sets to beat Giorgi 3-6 6-3 6-4 thereby securing her spot in the final four.
The 36-year-old American star will face Julia Georges of Germany in the semifinals on Thursday in her bid to become the fourth mum to win a major, after Kim Clijsters of Belgium and Australians Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Margaret Court.
Georges saw off Kiki Bertens of Belgium 3-6 7-5 6-1 in their quarterfinal clash to setup a meeting with Serena Williams.
Speaking with BBCSport after her win, Serena Williams said that he was not feeling any pressure to win the Wimbledon Open title.
In her words, she said: “I feel good, I feel like I did better today, I had to.”
“This is only my fourth tournament back so I don’t feel pressure, I don’t feel I have to win this. I still have a long way to go to be where I was.” She concluded.
In the other semifinal, the highest ranked player left at SW19 Angelique Kerber will play Latvian 12th seed Jelena Ostapenko.
German player Kerber, 30, defeated 21-year-old 14th seeded Russian Daria Kasatkina 6-3 7-5 to book a last four spot and will do battle with Ostapenko for a final spot.
Jelena Ostapenko won her last eight clash with Slovak Dominika Cibulkova 7-5 6-4.
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