10 seeds out as Serena powers ahead

Just one of over 400 points

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning her women's singles quarterfinals match against Italy's Camila Giorgi, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Tuesday July 10, 2018.

Playing in her first Grand Slam quarter-final, unseeded Camila Giorgi went toe-to-toe with the seven-time champion and became the first player to take a set off her so far.

The upsets continued at 2018 Wimbledon with the last top seed falling as seventh seed Karolina Pliskova was sent packing by 20th seed Kiki Bertens, the Dutchwoman prevailing 6-3, 7-6 (1) to open up play on Court 2.

The Argentine was in danger of being dragged into a fifth set when he squandered four match points, one with a double-fault, at 5-4 having hit back from 1-3 down.

And Drake looked proud as he turned up to support Serena Williams during her quarterfinal match at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Williams dropped her first set at this tournament as the 52nd-ranked Giorgi produced an impressive display of power and accuracy in the opener. Williams hasn't lost a set against Goerges in three previous matches, including a victory last month at the French Open (6-3, 6-4) in the round of 32.

"I feel good, I felt like I did better today, I had to, but this is only my fourth tournament back so I don't feel any pressure and have to win this", she said.

Serena hasn't won a Grand Slam since the birth of daughter Olympia in September and her last trophy came at the 2017 Australian Open.

Few female players have succeeded at Grand Slam level after becoming mums.

With two players that possess as much firepower, especially on serve as the Czech and the Dutchwoman, there didn't figure to be a lot of break chances, but it was Bertens who had the first opportunity. "I mean, I'm hoping this is, like, a new thing", she said. I just kept fighting.

"We're starting from zero", Williams said of Thursday's assignment, her 11th Wimbledon semi-final.

Since seeds were introduced in the 1920s, it's the first time none of the top 10 women have reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.

In a match that featured eight breaks of serve - four in the first five games - Ostapenko was able to elevate her game in the crucial moments.

Ostapenko was more efficient, serving her match out at love and converting her first match point with her 14th backhand victor. A good start for her.

In a tight match with Kiki Bertens, who also seemed to have made a bit of a breakthrough on the surface, being primarily known as a clay courter, she found herself having to come from behind to claim her berth in the semi-finals.

Earlier, Kerber raced into her second Wimbledon final and fourth Grand Slam showpiece as the German crushed former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 in 67 minutes. She hasn't had to try very hard to win her points against an error-prone Ostapenko. It appeared nearly to be a reminder to Giorgi, who said on Monday that she doesn't watch women's tennis.

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