Serena Williams rallies to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands hits a shot during her fourth round match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. Peter Nicholls Reuters

On Wednesday, the 29-year-old will be playing in his first Wimbledon quarter-final since 2013, when he went on to lose to Novak Djokovic in an epic semi-final. Serena's miracle run at Wimbledon, just her fourth tournament back from maternity leave, couldn't really be ending here on Centre Court against Camila Giorgi, the 52nd-ranked player in the world, could it?

Serena Williams celebrates winning a point.

Williams stepped up to the line at 5-4 and brought up match point with an ace before completing victory when Giorgi could only push a forehand into the net.

Goerges, seeded 13th, faces seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams on Thursday for a place in Saturday's final.

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"I didn't quite take my chances in the first set but tried to stay calm and keep working for the points", added Goerges.

Against the other two players in the semifinals, Williams has never played No. 12 seed Jelena Ostapenko and has won six of her eight matches against Angelique Kerber, the No. 11 seed.

"Sometimes I feel, 'Man, I'm in trouble, ' she said after the match". But also I've never been ranked where I am when this has happened before, so usually I'm one of those few seeds left that's still fighting and still in the tournament. The German had suffered five successive first-round defeats at Wimbledon before this year and had clocked up 42 grand slam appearances without progressing beyond the fourth round.

Going a break down elicited a typically angry response from Williams, who surged into a 40-0 lead on Giorgi's serve in the subsequent game.

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And when Williams took the court for the second set, she did indeed look calm and composed - and roared back with a vengeance. I feel god, I feel like I did better today, I had to. 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.

Two-time grand slam victor Angelique Kerber faces 2017 French Open victor Jelena Ostapenko in the other semifinal after the pair downed Daria Kasatkina 6-3 7-5 and Dominika Cibulkova 7-5 6-4, respectively. "For me, there's so much further I want to go to get back where I was, and hopefully go beyond that".

Williams is seeded 25th after returning from having a baby, but is looking like her usual dominant self on the grass courts.

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