Highlights of Wimbledon's Day 8

Reuters - Sports - July 10, 2018

Women's quarter finals day at Wimbledon sees victories for Serena Williams, Julia Goerges, Jelena Ostapenko and Angelique Kerber.

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Highlights of Wimbledon's Day 8

SHOWS: LONDON, EGLAND, UK (JULY 10, 2018) (AELTC - SEE RESTRICTIONS BEFORE USE) 1.

VARIOUS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EIGHTH DAY AT WIMBLEDON, FEATURING THE WOMEN'S QUARTER FINALS STORY: Serena Williams came from behind to overcome Italian Camila Giorgi 3-6 6-3 6-4 in a tight quarter-final clash on Tuesday (July 10), as her bid for an eighth Wimbledon title gained momentum.

The American started the match slowly, losing the first set against an inspired opponent playing in her first major quarter-final, but fought back to beat Giorgi in one hour and 43 minutes on Centre Court.

Victory meant that Williams has now won 19 consecutive matches in the tournament she won in 2015 and 2016 but missed last year due to her pregnancy.

She gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia last September.

Up next for the 23-time Grand Slam winner is German 13th seed Julia Goerges, who also overcame an early blip in her quarter-final match to defeat close friend Kiki Bertens 3-6 7-5 6-1.

Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, yet to lose a set in this year's tournament, blew away Dominica Cibulkova 7-5 6-4 to become the first player from her country to reach a singles semi-final at the All England Club.

The 21-year-old will fancy her chances in the semi-finals against former world number one Angelique Kerber, who needed seven match points to dismiss Russian Daria Kasatkina 6-3 7-5.

German 11th seed Kerber, the highest seeded player left in the women's field, is targeting a maiden appearance in the Wimbledon final.

Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro earned himself a chance to set the record straight against Rafael Nadal after sealing a place in the quarter-finals.

He completed a 7-6(1) 7-6(5) 5-7 7-6(5) win over Frenchman Gilles Simon after fading light interrupted their last-16 clash the previous evening with the fifth seed up two sets to one.

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