Roger, Serena, Rafa bring best to Wimbledon's Centre Court

Kiki Bertens celebrates victory against Venus Williams

Anderson, Isner and Nishikori all reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time.

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. Why not take a risk?

Williams and her sister were taught to play tennis by their father Richard, who devoted his life to training them on the public courts of Los Angeles. That top seeds from the women's side happened now shows that the field is quite even, maybe as well, regardless of who is 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Many seeded players lost in the men's and women's singles events in the Wimbledon first week.

And after Williams came up with a comeback to beat 52nd-ranked Camila Giorgi of Italy 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday, she headed off Centre Court with her right index finger aloft. "It's really hard to [compete] with a hero".

Four of the first five games went against serve before 12th seed Ostapenko's game finally caught fire in the 11th game when she broke Cibulkova to love with a blazing backhand down-the-line victor.

The 31-year-old rapper cheered on Williams during her quarterfinal match at Wimbledon against Camila Giorgi on Tuesday, where he was clearly completely invested in the game judging by his passionate reactions from the stands.

But as she has done at each stage here, in just her fourth tournament back since maternity leave, Williams elevated her play.

An excellent return put her in position to gain two break points, but Giorgi let the opportunity slip by hitting a backhand long, and she paid the price as Williams held and then broke for the first time in the match, finding the angle with a rasping forehand.

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Williams took the set in convincing fashion, 6-3, and yelled her trademark, "Come on!" as she clinched the final point. "It's been a while since I've won a championship", Williams said. I'm definitely going to have to bring that on Wednesday'.

"Everything right now is a little bit of a surprise, to be here, to be in the semi-finals", she said.

"But this is only my fourth tournament back so I don't feel any pressure and have to win this", she added.

"Come on!" Williams screamed after clinching the second set with a service victor to level the match at one set apiece.

Bertens, who reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time, hit seven aces and saved eight of the 10 break points she faced.

The 36-year-old williams will face Julia Goerges in the semifinals on Thursday.

"It will be a different match that we played in Paris a few weeks ago", Del Potro said.

"You never know what to expect from her [Ostapenko]", Cibulkova said. When she's calibrating properly, it all can be tough for opponents to handle.

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